Jeezy Reveals ‘Church in These Streets’ Album Cover
Jeezy dons his Sunday best in the cover art for his forthcoming album, Church in These Streets.
The newly released cover art features the Snowman walking down the front steps of a church while sporting a suit with a series of patches. The black-and-white effort is a fitting capture of Jeezy as he continues with his #SundayService content series.
The ATL rapper also delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the Gabriel Hart-directed visual for "Church in These Streets," the first single to come from the album. The effort was shot in Jeezy's hometown of Atlanta. In the clip, The Recession creator is shown getting ready (gold chains and church suit included) and continues to give a dap and take photos with a few fans. The video continues as the "Put On" rhymer rides around on a dolly camera -- catching some close up shots of the rhymer moving around his city. His fans later continue to act giddy as they see the trap pioneer.
He finds himself speaking at a civil rights rally in the next scene of the teaser. Attendees hold signs that say "They Don't Care About Us," "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter" as he serves up his lyrics.
The video takes a turn into adorable land as two kids happily proclaim, "We're in the Jeezy video shoot!" One of them even asks if they're going to be on TV. And when they are met with a yes, the kid screams "Yeahhh!" with joy.
The shoot didn't go without its problems, but in the end, the job was done. "Even in the rain we had to make it happen. we had the Ferguson, we had shootouts, you know, we had arguments, you know what I'm sayin? Fist fights and all that thug s--- that go along with being in the hood but you know it's all good," said Hart at the end of the video.
Pastor Young, Jeezy's adopted moniker for this project, has been dropping "sermons" or weekly content every Sunday via his website, JeezySundayService.com
2015 also marks the 10th anniversary of the Snowman's debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. His next project, Church in These Streets, is due Nov. 13.
Watch the behind the scenes footage of "Church in These Streets" below.
See 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind