Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E. 2) (2009)
I went with the J.O.S.E. title again because it felt big. I have some big records under my belt and can’t nobody tell me that this wasn’t a strong album. You can’t tell me the song with Akon (“One”) wasn’t a smash hit record. Why didn’t it blow? I think there was a lack of publicity. I had signed with Capitol through a guy named Neal Levine, but he took a promotion at Sony and left. The new guy that took over, immediately me and him didn’t get alone. We had bad words with each other, so he pretty much told me, “Yo, you are going to see how I do you!” That meant no marketing dollars behind that album…no money for videos or for a promo tour. They left me to die. But that doesn’t take away from it being a good album.