Project Genius: The Story of 03 Greedo
We sit down with one of rap’s most promising talents, 03 Greedo, who’s meteoric rise was cut short due to drug trafficking charges. In an exclusive interview just a week before serving his 20 year sentence, Greedo discusses his bittersweet story for the first time, touching on fame, success, temptation, the prison industrial complex, and most pertinently the tense relationship between the LAPD and the black community in south LA that goes back decades. You Should Subscribe Here Now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Noisey
Jason Jamal Jackson (born July 26, 1987), known professionally as 03 Greedo, is an American rapper from the Gardena neighborhood of the county of Los Angeles, California. He began to gain recognition for his Purple Summer mixtape series which started in 2016. He then saw more mainstream attention with the release of his mixtape, The Wolf of Grape Street. His debut studio album, God Level, was released on June 26, 2018.
In July 2018, 03 was sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking and possession of a firearm charges, though he is eligible for release in five years with good behavior.