Now this is a birthday announcement! Jeezy is getting his own weekly talk show titled Worth a Conversation With Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins. The news comes as the rapper celebrates his 43rd trip around the sun Monday (Sept. 28).
“It has been my passion and my drive to inspire, motivate and educate my culture. Every song I’ve ever written, every word I’ve uttered came from a real place and this is no different,” he tells Billboard. “I will talk about issues that directly affect my culture and its people. From the front-porch conversations to real life situations, Worth a Conversation is bridging the gap. I’m excited to be a part of the FOX Soul family and can’t wait to introduce you to Jay ‘Jeezy’ Jenkins.”
The weekly show, which will air on FOX Soul, premieres Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. ET. Worth a Conversation will feature the “MLK BLVD” rapper conversing with his guests about topics that impact the Black community, including politics, the social climate, sports, and entertainment.
Besides prepping for his talk show while in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeezy has been busy. He proposed to girlfriend Jeannie Mai, who is a co-host on The Real, early in the lockdown. He also released his EP Twenty/20 Pyrex Vision in late March. And as far as the global health crisis goes, he hopes that his fans can stay “forward-thinking” and resourceful, as Worth a Conversation proves he’s been doing.
As he told Billboard in April: “If you can hustle from your house or make moves from your house the same way you would if you were running around the streets and get it done, that’s a whole other game.”
Worth a Conversation will be available via the Fox Soul app and website, Apple TV, Fox Now, Roku, YouTube, and more.