Load It Up, Vol. 1 will be 03 Greedo’s most recent album released from jail
Despite a 20-year sentence, 03 Greedo’s new album with Ron-Ron The Producer is out this Friday, August 14. He posted the tracklist for Load It Up, Vol. 1 on Instagram on Tuesday, which includes features from Key Glock and Chief Keef. The tape continues Greedo’s streak of post-incarceration tapes made by a sole producer, following Netflix & Deal with Kenny Beats, Meet The Drummers with Travis Barker, and Still Summer In The Projects with Mustard. Greedo released the first single, “Home Vlone,” on July 30th. Prior to his incarceration, Greedo built an impressive vault of over 30 albums and 3,000 songs to slowly be released throughout his time in prison.
“I make music because I love it,” Greedo told Complex, “Money doesn’t motivate me. I want to be the best at rapping, melodies, and work ethic. It’s like how LeBron James and Kobe Bryant just love the game and want to show out. I want to do some 360 dunks and shoot from half court. I got something to prove. Ain’t nobody from my projects made it. I want to be the top at everything.”
The quest to stay relevant while locked away
In 2016, Greedo faced a ridiculous 300 years in prison after police arrested him for possession of four pounds of methamphetamine and two stolen pistols. Prosecutors eventually lowered the sentencing to 20 years, with opportunity for early release, after reaching a guilty plea deal. Greedo began his sentence in 2018.
“Yeah, I believe in God. I don’t believe in religion, but I believe somethin’ going on,” he told Rolling Stone. “All I know is I beat six life sentences, shawty. I got what? 18 albums that’s been dropped and they all been hot, hot, hot? My shit still going. As soon as I get a phone [in prison], I’ma still be rapping circles around these dumbasses.”
In his last months of freedom, Greedo recorded as much as possible, oftentimes until six in the morning and averaging around 15 songs per session. “That was regular for me. If I wasn’t recording, I was making beats. I was never not working,” he said. “I would go record with Migos at their session. Then with Uzi at his, then with Ty Dolla $ign, all in the same day. I recorded in all of the big studios in L.A., New York, and Atlanta.” Greedo’s A&R at Alamo records admitted that Greedo “would have put out 60 albums if he was with us right now.”
The hard work seems to be paying off. His most recent album with Kenny Beats was included in several publications best albums of 2019 lists. Let’s see if Load It Up, Vol. 1 can keep his career going from behind bars.