Remember back when Jeezy was that dude? The Recession was a critical and commercial success, well received by both internet rap nerds and actual dope boys. Trap or Die 2 would have made a worthy follow up album, so as a mixtape, it was more than sufficient.
And then, out of nowhere, Jeezy fell off. Or maybe he didn’t. I can’t call it. In an era where 3 months is like a year, and a year is like a decade, it seems like forever since he’s been relevant.
Beanie Sigel interview – not sure how recent the footage is but it’s just been released today.
- On Rick Ross – “If I was a C.O, I wouldn’t have lied”
- On Rocafella – “It’s a difference between family and relatives and who I thought was my family, wasn’t nothing but relatives”
- Wants to see Ross and Jeezy beef – “Fat boy can rap but Jeezy talks that shit…. if you put it on a scale to my niggas who I fuck with, they gone rock with Jeezy all day”
- Potential Yo Gotti/Jeezy/Jadakiss collabs
- Says he never dissed Drake on a record
- Still talks to 50 Cent
- Says Kanye really wanted to diss Jay on Big Brother, because Karlene (Jay’s P.R Rep) made Kanye buy 2 tickets to his concert
Guess Jeezy's looking for a TM103 release date just like the rest of us
Since the release of The Recession in 2008, Young Jeezy has seen his popularity wane somewhat and that’s mostly due to the rise of artists like Rick Ross and Gucci Mane, rappers who basically inhabit the same lane Jeezy does but who’s musical output and off record antics have managed to captivate the attention of fans. For the most part, the days of taking years off between albums are over. Such a large gap in time between projects used to build anticipation for something new from an artist but today’s rap fans are spoiled by the internet and the flood of music readily available to them at any given time. An artist who takes time off can easily get branded irrelevant in favor of the next best thing…and that’s exactly what happened to Young Jeezy. (more…)
note- words by Mobb Deen, all i did was put the pieces together. Teamwork yo. Teamwork.
Great first effort from Jeezy and Gibbs, but it’s hard to enjoy this shit unreservedly when Rick Ross (someone that Jeezy seems not to like and essentially came into the game as a Jeezy clone) has essentially cornered the market on Lex Luger-ish beats (we see you biting Lil’ Lody – pause and stop that) and hooks that reference some iconic character. First, there was ‘Ballin’ with the original Lex Luger beat reconstructed by Lil’ Lody, now this. I’m a big Jeezy and Gibbs fan (some might say Gibbs stan – pause?), but this shit should be beneath them. Someone in that studio should have said something. I mean, what are weed-carriers for (other than carrying weed of course)? But whatever.
Freddie gets a pass, after all he can’t just turn down work offered by his new ‘boss’, but Jeezy should know better. Jeezy should stick to what he did on The Recession and Trap or Die 2. If he feels the need to experiment, maybe Gibbs can hand over The Blockbeataz’s contact info. The Blockbeataz take enough creative risks to make Jeezy do some interesting shit again. In any event, staying away from Lil’ Lody’s Lex Luger impressions should be top on his list.
(Damn, that was kinda salty. I’m still a fan, I swear).