It has been 10 years since Jeezy introduced himself with his solo major-label debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, which helped popularize the trap sound that still dominates rap today. But instead of being content with the sound he pioneered, the 38-year-old is burrowing deeper, finding new spiritual themes on sixth LP Church in These Streets (Nov. 13, Def Jam).

The streets and church don't typically mix. What inspired the name of your album?

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