“If the good die young, then the greats go to jail,” Pusha T raps on the Clipse’s new single, “Doorman.”
The duo have been reflecting on the incarceration of their manager and friend, Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez. Last month, Geezy struck a plea deal for one federal drug conspiracy charge as well as one firearm charge. As much as it hurts to not have their friend with them, the Clipse said they have to go on with their lives and careers.
“The show don’t stop, we know what we gotta do,” Malice, who tweeted, “We luv u GZ!” in the wake of Geezy’s court outcome, said. “So we’re out here doing it. The situation has been hard as well as heartbreaking. But I got the faith everything is gonna work out for the best. I believe everything happens for a reason. We still take care of our fam. We never leave our fam behind.”
The Clipse release their next LP, Till the Casket Drops, on December 8. Guests include Yo Gotti — not Drake — on “Showin’ Out.” Fabolous also appears on a remix of “Kinda Like a Big Deal.” (Kanye West appeared on the original.)
“Geezy’s good,” Pusha insisted. “Yeah, he’s alright,” Malice concurred.
“Everybody is good. It’s Geezy, it’s a few more too,” Pusha detailed. “Y’all just know Geezy, but everybody is our brother. Every time we talk to them, nobody is hanging their head. Ain’t no crybabies. We got real soldiers in the family. Everything is gonna work out alright.”
According to The Virginian-Pilot, Geezy is scheduled to be sentenced on January 11.