Good Morning America kicked off Hip-Hop Turns 50 (its weeklong series honoring the genre’s 50th anniversary) this morning when GRAMMY Award®-nominated, multiplatinum rap artist, Jeezy (@jeezy), was live in Times Square to discuss 50 years of Hip-Hop and his new book, entitled, “Adversity for Sale: Ya Gotta Believe,” with Good Morning America’s co-anchor, Robin Roberts. After the discussion, Jeezy performed a medley of his top hits including “Put On,” “I Luv It,” and “Soul Survivor.”
Jeezy performs for the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop
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When Robin Roberts asked about Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, Jeezy spoke about Hip-Hop’s impact beyond the music, sharing how Hip-Hop has given people the opportunity to become entrepreneurs, create jobs, help communities, and build generational wealth. Jeezy also shared that he “had to go through a lot of traumas” that he hadn’t dealt with in order to write his book. He called writing his book “very therapeutic.”
Jeezy – “Adversity for Sale: Ya Gotta Believe” book
Good Morning America’s “Hip-Hop Turns 50” series continues tomorrow with an inside look at the women of hip-hop when Carter sits down with GRAMMY Award-nominated artist, GloRilla, as they discuss the rise and dominance of women in the genre over the last 50 years.