This album is a modern-day classic.
It’s not spectacular lyrically but who says that’s part of the criteria for a classic album, especially in today’s time?
The album is banging. You could play it straight-through. There isn’t a skippable track on here. Each song has something about it that makes you not skip it.
Continue reading Young Jeezy – Let’s Get it: Thug Motivation 101 – 10 Year Anniversary
The first time I listened—completely listened—to this mixtape was last month.
I know. It took me ten years.
Continue reading The first time I listened to DJ Drama and Young Jeezy’s “Trap or Die” mixtape
If you don’t know who Jay Bilas is, here’s a quick biography. Bilas is former Duke basketball player from the 1980s. He played overseas for bit before becoming an assistant coach at his alma mater. Currently, he is an analyst for ESPN’s college basketball coverage.
Continue reading Jay Bilas’ I Gotta Go To Work
I decided to check out Jeezy’s latest mixtape since I’m checking out his past.
This mixtape dropped a couple months ago, and it came at a surprised. I don’t think anyone was expecting this, but like a lot of rap fans, I didn’t mind some new Jeezy.
Continue reading Young Jeezy – Gangsta Party
Jeezy tried to end Gucci Mane’s career. It’s one of my favorite disses ever! And one of my favorites tracks from the Snowman.
Although, a version with solely Jeezy exists, I didn’t hear this song until it was released on Game’s second mixtape aimed G-Unit, Ghost Unit. This version included Long Beach rapper Techniec, who I was fucking with at that time.
Whenever I hear this song, I can’t help but power-up to “gangsta mode.” I start reciting the lyrics as if I’m Jeezy going after Gucci. I feel invincible as I rap line-by-line. I start gesturing. I start doing things with my hands. I make up invisible guns and pull the triggers. And I can’t help but join in on the adlibs Jeezy made famous/his own.
Don’t judge me.
Continue reading Young Jeezy – Stay Strapped