Atlanta GA rapper Young Jeezy recently revealed that he had to rename his clothing line U.S.D.A. (United Streets and Dopeboys of America) to 8732, at the behest of the United States government.
According to Young Jeezy, the government of the United States prevented him from using the U.S.D.A. acronym, which also stands for
the United States Department of Agriculture.
“The government won’t let me [name the clothing line] U.S.D.A.,” Young Jeezy told AllHipHop.com. “[So] what I did was, you know back in the day, you know had those little pagers? We would page people numbers for letters. 8732 is U.S.D.A.”
The rapper’s first foray into the clothing world was a success, when his frowning “snowman” promotional T-shirt-shirt became one of the most
bootlegged T-shirts-shirts of 2005-2006.
The shirt was banned from numerous school
systems because of its alleged drug references.
Young Jeezy said the new 8732 line will feature a variety of urban wear.
“The jackets, the f****ng sweat tops, the Bronze jeans,” Young Jeezy said. “The jeans run anywhere from $120, tops at $120, but you know it’s some nice s**t man. I mean its all snowman.”
The 8732 clothing line is slated to hit stores in late November.
In related news, Young Jeezy and R&B singer Akon are working on an album together, following their successful single “Soul Survivor,” one of the rapper’s biggest hits from his album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.
“I wanted to do a different look, so [when] me and Kon, get together, we always come up with a smash sound,” Young Jeezy said of the new
album. “[We said] ‘what if we took our time and our energy and took a couple of months to actually make an album?’ You know Kon is so big overseas. People don’t know that.”
No release date was available for the album.
Young Jeezy has also partnered with Atlanta-based mobile company Hi-Fli Tones to be the face of the company’s new promotional campaign.