Ball Greezy embraced his personal message found within his new mixtape Feel My Pain 2 and more inside Finga Lickin’ in Miami Gardens.
Any rap fans from South Florida knows it’s been a long time coming for Ball Greezy. Last year, he broke away from his intial musical direction and looked inward on his first Feel My Pain mixtape, which featured Jim Jones on the title track. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, the Miami native prepares for the new year by continuing to vent his pain and feed his fans. On Thanksgiving morning, Greezy released his latest project, Feel My Pain 2. It was embraced by not only those who have been following his dreary yet successful path for over a decade, but by some of the top DJs and artists in Miami.
“My music makes you want to roll up and get your shit together — not roll up and turn up and fuck up everything you’re trying to save,” Greezy tells New Times. “I came from the heart with Feel My Pain 2, and I’m going to continue to come from the heart with it because that’s what they want to hear from me. That’s what I’m known for.”
In my interview for the Miami New Times, I sat down with Greezy inside Finga Lickin’ in Miami Gardens to chop it up about the mixtape and the impact its had on his day-one fans. We also took a trip back into time when he first started rapping in the early 2000’s back when he was trying to get Icon Music Group’s attention with his rhymes before he made his breakthrough single “Shone.” We also talk about his work with Rick Ross on their “I’m The Shit” remix and how he got to link with Jim Jones for “Feel My Pain.”
Watch my interview with Ball Greezy at Finga Lickin’ shot by 1st Class Films below.