So while I was out in Seattle, Shake was out in New York with LowKey attending Saturday night’s Sneaker Pimps event. Rick was the headliner of the whole event, and Rome was on hand to capture the footage. Also, after the jump Ross responds to Young Jeezy in the latest issue of The Source.
Has the phone call between you and Young Jeezy take place yet?
Nah. That hasn’t happened. It’s nothing I’m looking forward to.
You guys have worked together before. It seemed the camaraderie between you two was genuine. The last summer he put out his own “B.M.F.” freestyle, but told me personally it wasn’t about you. Did you feel disrespected?
I’m not sure what was going on. [the freestyle] was most definitely [disrespectful], whatever it was. Then the explanations seemed sideways, less than G.
What’s more surprising; a diss records by somebody you were cool with or by somebody you don’t know?
It’s most definitely when we always touching distance from each other. I’m tight here. It’s not like I’m in Miami and you in New York. We see each other. That’s the only issue I had. It was sideways. So i made a record, “Summer’s Mine” just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let’s put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That’s how I took it.
An added twist is that you and Jeezy are both on Def Jam. Did you ever get a call from L.A Reid saying “Hey, let’s not let this get out of hand?”
Nah. I don’t accept those kinda calls. I think they know that would have been an exercise in futility. Whatever it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be. If we gonna get money, we gonna get money. If it’s pressure, just put it on the table. I feel no way. I had nothing but love for the homie, but if me getting money in the streets or making music offended you, I can’t help that.