In a recent interview with TMZ on November 17, Memphis Bleek addressed the notion that Jeezy, at the peak of his career, was “bigger” than JAY-Z. The rapper was responding to comments made by Coach K, suggesting that Jeezy, also known as Jay Wayne Jenkins, once held a more significant influence on Hip Hop than the legendary JAY-Z.
Expressing surprise at the question, Memphis sought clarification, humorously asking, “Bigger where? As in weight or music?” He then delved into the iconic snowman symbol associated with Jeezy, particularly its widespread presence on t-shirts starting around 2005.
Memphis acknowledged Jeezy’s immense popularity, recalling his initial confusion when encountering the snowman in Atlanta. He humorously recounted, “Jeezy is humongous. Snowman when I first went to Atlanta, the snowman I always thought was frosty. And then they told me, ‘No, it’s Jeezy.’ And so I said, ‘He’s a big muthafucka, he killed that.”
Expanding on Jeezy’s influence, Memphis highlighted the power of transforming the snowman symbol from Frosty to a representation of Jeezy himself. However, he playfully rejected the idea that Jeezy could surpass JAY-Z in stature, emphasizing “If you can change the snowman from being Frosty, and when a person see snowman, they think of you?… But, bigger than Hov? Hov is the — c’mon man, what Drake and them say? Big as the Super Bowl.”