Everybody has heard the term "making it rain." It's the practice of throwing money in the air while at a strip club. Where the term first originated from has been somewhat of a mystery, until now.
Young Jeezy's upcoming album, TM103: Hustlerz Ambition, includes a documentary that is packaged with the deluxe version. In the documentary DJ Drama says Jeezy started the trend.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Young Jeezy accepts the credit for starting what has become standard practice for big ballers when they hit up their favorite adult entertainment spot.
Peep what he had to say below.
In the documentary, DJ Drama and others basically give you credit for coming up with the idea of "making it rain."
Yeah, I'll take that.
I've never invented anything – can you take me through the process? What was going through your head?
I'ma be real, man, this might sound like the craziest thing to you. I, and others like me – trap stars – we always considered ourselves Robin Hoods: we go out and get the money. Just think, if you was in the village and you a hunter, you take pride in going out to hunt the prey and bring it back for the village to eat. In our situation, we took pride in getting money so that the hood could eat. A part of the hood was the strip club, so – in our minds – we looking at it like we putting kids through school, we buying school clothes, we paying tuition, we paying car notes. We felt like we was the providers. And that's what we are! When you a ghetto star, when you a hood star, you gonna take care of your grandmother, your mother. When you on that next level, you gotta take care of the city, the streets. All of that consists of going to the strip clubs and throwing up money; like, I'ma have fun doing it, but I'ma give back. And, like, in doing so, they don't gotta take the risks that we did. The women shouldn't have to go out and kill the goddamn elk.
That's an incredible analogy.
That's what we do. And we took pride in that! The industry sorta came around and blew it up when they saw it as fun, like this is a way to show off my money. To us, it was a way to give back – that's the God's honest truth. We felt like we was the kings of the castle, and we came in like, "Oh, they out getting money, and they bout to give it back to us." Everybody lives better because we brought the money back.