60 Second Review w/ Blackout
Artist Name: Young Jeezy
Previous Release: The Recession
Overall Rate: 4 nods (out of 5)
Hot Tracks: OJ feat Fabolous & Jadakiss, Way Too Gone feat Future, F.A.M.E. Feat T.I., I Do feat Jay-Z & Andre 3000
Notable Producers: Lil Lody, Drumma Boy, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, M16, Lil C, Mike Will, Midnight Black, Warren G
Features: Fabolous, Jadakiss, Future, T.I., Jay-Z, Andre 3000, 2 Chainz, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Trick Daddy, Devin The Dude, Snoop Dogg
Yeaaaaaaaaah! Had to open with one of the most popular ad libs since 2005. Closing out the year in perfect fashion is Young Jeezy back with probably one of the most looked for albums of the past 2 years. The album that almost everyone thought never was going to come out has finally made it to our computers and car stereos. No one knew what was up with the album. Some thought the label stopped it. Some thought Rick Ross stopped it. Some thought Jeezy may have lost it. But right when we dozed off, Jeezy delivered what we wanted. I myself didn’t know how this album would sound. I thought I would do the same to Jeezy as I did to Lupe, just stop listening. But who can stop listening to the most illustrative trapper in the South?
Of course Jeezy opens with “Waiting” where the hooks states the obvious “You know the world is waiting, waiting on 103; We need some motivation, so won’t you come motivate me.” Then he leads into” What I Do.” I felt like he put on his banned Snowman Tee and bandana and went to work on these tracks. The first part of the project is what you expect and loved about Jeezy. Shit talking, bragging, tales of the trap, many different versions of saying coke, with some banging ass production.
But just when you think you’ve figured out the album, Jeezy switches the mode up a bit. He brings a bit of soul in with “All We Do” in which he talks about what he loves the most about his women; a wet playground and being able to work what God gave her. “Trapped” was something I didn’t expect from The Snowman. I saw the credit and thought “How is Jill Scott going to fit on here?” Perfectly is what I thought afterwards. Her being so raw and gritty on the song made the song one of the best on the project. Jeezy paints a picture of growing up hard but it’s like you’re walking with him through his problems. When an artist can take you back to what you know or some similar situations, they win every time.
“F.A.M.E.” is my favorite out of the bunch. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League created the perfect mood with the beat which Jeezy and feature artist T.I.P. skate on. It’s a humbling song in which Jeezy talks about the things he’s gotten by just using his “big mouth” and T.I. fresh from prison raps about learning from his mistakes and never wanting to be in that situation. And If I didn’t speak on the hit “I Do” I’d prolly be shot. They all take three different angles of course. Jeezy talks on his budding relationship on selling that white, Hov speaks on being the ultimate hustler, and Andre 3k actually spits about a woman that he finds in the club that has all that he wants: the looks, some of her momma’s qualities, and of course the ass. I guess that’s looks too.
All in all, you have no choice but to enjoy this album. Jeezy gives you some of the motivational thug in the streets music, some motivational made it from the struggle rap, and a little love whether it is for hoes, coke, or weed.