ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas has long been a fan of the musical stylings of rapper Young Jeezy. Bilas has become known to post Jeezy lyrics on his Twitter feed every morning before he heads to ESPN, always including the tagline “I gotta go to work.”
An example from today:
Over the years, Bilas and Jeezy’s relationship has become a pretty big deal, with Jeezy even shouting out the former Duke Blue Devil in one of his songs two years ago. According to Yahoo, in a a remix to E-40′s “Function,” the rapper dropped the line, “we goin’ to work like Jay Bilas.”
Many have long wondered how close these two actually are.
But it turns out Bilas had never met his rap hero… until now. Thanks to Vibe Magazine, the two were able to get together for a sit-down to discuss the interesting relationship. Bilas also tries his hand at rapping some Jeezy lyrics before the rapper makes an appearance.
It’s a fantastic watch just to see, as Jeezy points out, two guys from different backgrounds that have so much respect for one another finally meet.
Tags: Jay Bilas