I’ve never invented anything – can you take me through the process? What was going through your head?
I’ma be real, man, this might sound like the craziest thing to you. I, and others like me – trap stars – we always considered ourselves Robin Hoods: we go out and get the money. Just think, if you was in the village and you a hunter, you take pride in going out to hunt the prey and bring it back for the village to eat. In our situation, we took pride in getting money so that the hood could eat. A part of the hood was the strip club, so – in our minds – we looking at it like we putting kids through school, we buying school clothes, we paying tuition, we paying car notes. We felt like we was the providers. And that’s what we are! When you a ghetto star, when you a hood star, you gonna take care of your grandmother, your mother. When you on that next level, you gotta take care of the city, the streets. All of that consists of going to the strip clubs and throwing up money; like, I’ma have fun doing it, but I’ma give back. And, like, in doing so, they don’t gotta take the risks that we did. The women shouldn’t have to go out and kill the goddamn elk.” —Young Jeezy: Rappers Are the ‘Robin Hoods of the Hood’ | Music News | Rolling Stone