Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Drama Squash Beef
A violent feud between rappers Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane came to an end tonight (December 3rd) on Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9, during DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz radio show.
Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane have had a feud the dates back to 2005, over the hit single “Icy,” which was supposed to be featured on Young Jeezy’s debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.
Instead, "Icy" appeared on Gucci’s independent 2005 release Back to the Trap House. The feud culminated with Gucci Mane murdering an affiliate of CTE in 2005. He was acquitted of the crime in 2006.
“You know nobody can ever change this history we made, we made classics,” Young Jeezy said of his mended relationship with DJ Drama. “And besides that, we opened up a lane for a lot of these young cats to come into the game. I seen more trappin’ in in the industry now than I ever seen. I know we had a lot to do with this….I just want everyone to know, just by me and you sitting here talking, that’s what men do. Now it’s back to the money, it’s back to the business. I aint gonna lie, I was caught up in my feelings… We gotta make some more history and we gotta open some more doors for these people man.”
DJ Drama, who recorded several Gangsta Grillz mixtapes with Young Jeezy during his rise through Hip-Hop’s underground, became involved in the feud when he decided to release a Gangster Grillz mixtape with Gucci Mane in 2008.
Young Jeezy labeled the Philadelphia-bred, Atlanta-based DJ as a traitor and claimed that the DJ began to act shady after he became famous, a charge which DJ Drama denied.
As a result of his relationship with Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy and DJ Drama also had several altercations at various music industry functions, although, their situation never escalated to the level of the beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
“On my end its like even through everything, we weren’t speaking a lot, there was stuff in there. Then I realized we can agree to disagree,” DJ Drama said. “We are letting you know it’s bigger than us. We do what we do for yall. We are about to get so much more money, we are about to make so many more outlets for revenue for the city, for everybody to eat.”
Young Jeezy’s feud with Gucci Mane was much more serious.
The feud over “Icy” saw Jeezy releasing diss records like "Stay Strapped," while Gucci released tracks like "Round One" and "Hurry."
In the aftermath of these records, the pairs feud quickly became violent in May 2005, when Gucci Mane and an associate were allegedly set up and ambushed by men five men, later identified as affiliates of Young Jeezy’s CTE record label.
Gucci and an associate were visiting a woman when the five men stormed the residence with guns and duck tape and pistol whipped the rapper and his associate.
Gucci Mane fired upon the men, striking one, before fleeing the scene.
Days later, a man identified as Henry Lee Clark III was found dead from a gunshot wound behind a local elementary school.
According to reports, Clark, aka Pookie Loc, was still wearing his CTE chain when police found his decomposing body.
Gucci Mane was eventually hit with a murder charge over the shooting but the charge was dropped in January 2006, when Gucci Main's lawyers proved that the rapper acted in self defense.
On the radio tonight, Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane ended their dispute peacefully, when Gucci phoned into the station from jail.
“I’m a 100% down with it [squashing the beef], you know I’m 10 toes forward. I’m with it and I think it’s a great idea and that’s what I’m fittin’ to do. I hope everybody is ready cause it’s back on,” Gucci Mane said to Young Jeezy.
“That’s what it is homie,” Young Jeezy replied. “What’s understood aint gotta be said man. We gonna do this for the city so you just hold your head up. Me and Drama gonna hold it down brah, and that’s what it is. 100.”