Young Jeezy’s new freestyle, entitled “Death Before Dishonor” from his upcoming DJ Scream Mixtape is being called the most controversial song of the year, as he appears to goes in on Rick Ross’ by rapping over Ross’ B.M.F. instrumental.
At about 1:09 into the song, Jeezy raps the following line, sparking debate about this being a possible Rick Ross diss track:
“How you blowing money fast? You don’t know the crew. Oh you part of the fam? Shit i never knew”
Jeezy attempts to explain his intentions in a recent interview. You be the judge… Diss or No Diss?
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In a recent interview with MTV, Jeezy has this to say about all the chatter:
“It’s not a diss. First of all, I’m not gonna get nothing out of dissing that guy. That’s one. What am I gonna get out of dissing him? I think sometimes people can read into things too deep. They trippin’, man. They crazy out there. Basically, if homie takes that as a dis, he’s insecure.
“When it comes to that [Black Mafia Family] situation, I’m gonna talk about it a little flyer anyway.
I happen to know that situation very well. But basically [‘Death B4 Dishonor’], it’s off a mixtape that’s coming out. My mixtape is coming out on Thursday, it’s called 1,000 Grams.
I took all the records I liked and flipped them my way. It’s a gang of records on there like that. It’s like 12 joints, all records that I heard in the club that I like and flipped them my way.
While Jeezy doesn’t mention Ross by name on “Death B4 Dishonor,” the line fueling the most speculation questions: “How you Blowin’ Money Fast?/ You don’t know the crew/ Oh, you part of the fam?/ Sh–, I never knew.”
“That’s for real,” Jeezy explained. “That’s for anybody. I got n—as in prison behind that sh–. I feel that if you speaking on sh–, you gotta at least know who you talking about.
That’s like n—as speaking on Cash Money: If he ain’t never been a part of Cash Money, [then] I’mma speak it better if I’m a part of Cash Money.
To me, [Black Mafia Family] was real. I know all the members. Who else would say a line like that but me? I’m one of the few people who can say that, so I said it. That’s real life, though. You gotta know the crew, baby.
I thought that was the purpose of the game: to get on records and talk your sh–, right?
“Subliminals, for what?” the Snowman added. What’s understood ain’t gotta be said. I didn’t think people would take the record like that. I did it like I would have any Shawty Lo record, any Rocko record, whoever. I got on [Ross’ beat] and did it like how I do it, the best way I know how.
I don’t know if because the BMF situation is for real for me that everybody is like, ‘Ooh. Oh, sh–.’ Twitter is a muthaf—a, by the way.”
Of course the “Snowman” is gonna appear a bit more sincere in his rap than Rick Ross akaRicky Rozay aka Corrections Officer William Leonard Roberts. Like he said, he has to be taken seriously. Especially being that he was once named in legal documents surrounding the BMF (Black Mafia Family) case.
He ain’t called the snowman for nothing!
What do you guys think? Is Jeezy’s “Death Before Dishonor” a Rick Ross DISS track?