Today is Jeezy’s 43rd birthday. Happy birthday Jeezy! You’re still Young to me!
To mark the occasion, the Black-focused streaming channel FOX Soul has announced that the Atlanta rap veteran will be launching his own talk show. Worth A Conversation With Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins — yes, he seems to be attempting a Dwayne Johnson-like pivot to his government name — is set to premiere on Oct. 14 at 10PM ET. He joins fellow music star Keyshia Cole, whose own talk show One On One With Keyshia Cole also airs on FOX Soul. As Rap-Up points out, Worth A Conversation will welcome guests to discuss topics important to the Black community including social issues, politics, entertainment, and sports. Presumably these discussions will be punctuated by some of the best ad libs ever.
Jeezy’s official statement on the series:
It has been my passion and my drive to inspire, motivate and educate my culture. Every song I’ve ever written, every word I’ve uttered came from a real place and this is no different. Worth A Conversation is self explanatory. I will talk about issues that directly affect my culture and it’s people. From the front porch conversations to real life situations, Worth A Conversation is bridging the gap. I’m excited to be a part of the FOX Soul family and can’t wait to introduce you to Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins.
Despite the foray into TV, Jeezy has not stopped making music. He recently announced a sequel to his 2008 album The Recession.