Something about Jeezy

Apparently The Inspiration leaked on Thursday. I haven’t downloaded it, but from the tracks I’ve heard at various sites on the Internet (and on the Drama mixtape I Am the Street Dream!), I have to admit that it’s shaping up to be pretty damn hot. “Child of God (Bury Me a G)” is nuts, as are “I Luv It” and “Jeezy.” I’m not mad at that R. Kelly collabo “Go Getta” either. I can’t stop playing it. Looks like there’s not gonna be a sophomore slump for Da Snowman. More like a sophomore Jordan jump.

The Jeezy Movement is a funny phenomenon to me. I can never really seem to pinpoint why it is that I like him so much. For the most part, I’m not a fan of coke rap. The whole Southern dope boy trap talk shtick bores me. I can’t get into chant-rapping. Simplistic lyrics and repetitive ad-libs don’t do it for me. And I could care less about tear-it-up sexcapade records. Plus, you c-boys already know how I feel about the “I’m not a rapper” swagger.

Yet, I love Jeezy’s music.

And I couldn’t tell you why. I’ve tried, too. I get in arguments about that dude pretty regularly. Those backpack boys that love to hate me tend to run their mouths about Jeezy an awful lot. And, really, they have a point. It’s true that Jeezy epitomizes a lot of really wack trends in hip-hop. But we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Jeezy is more than the sum total of the irritating trends he’s set.

You all will no doubt call me corny for this one, but it seems to me that part of Jeezy’s appeal has to do with the healing power of music. Simply put, he makes music for people that are hurting. And there’s something to that.

I interviewed the rapper for Pound a couple of weeks ago and asked him what he thought of the recent surge of coke rappers. Here’s what he had to say:

I mean, it’s a way of life. I wouldn’t glorify the term hustling. But if that’s all you got to give, that’s what you got to give. That’s how some people express they pain. That’s what counseling is about, that’s what AA meetings is about. You deal with people that been through the same things that you been through and you talk about it and help other people get through they times. You go in and you say “My name is such and such and I was addicted to blank, and I’ve been clean for this long.” I’m basically saying “My name is Young Jeezy and I’m from the streets and this is what I’ve been through.”

He continued:

Sometimes people don’t understand. You can’t be mad about that. Everything ain’t for everybody. You got some people that have really been through it and some people that haven’t. The people that haven’t, it’s not a big deal to them. They like, ‘OK, and…what else?” But where I’m at, it’s everything to everybody. I see my music as a form of message. For the people that don’t understand, maybe they will see why we say and do the things we do. And for the people that do understand, it makes them feel like they got somebody who is for them, who is speaking on the issues. It makes them feel like they not by themselves, like they ain’t alone.

If you’re the cynical type, you might write this off as the handiwork of some savvy media coach. But if you love music the way I love it, if you use it to survive your darkest moments, to celebrate your brightest triumphs, to chase your dreams, to keep moving forward at all costs—then you’ll probably choose to accept that Jeezy is sincere.

Then you’ll hear how each verse is charged with a tension between the despair and futility and anger of the old life, and the promise of something new. You’ll get how every line is an act of faith, a manifestation of the belief that the relentless pursuit of ambition will somehow bridge the gulf between the life you have and the one you want. And, in that context, every “yeaaaah” and “that’s riiiight” that Jeezy drops will be nothing short of invigorating.

  • http://www.believehype.blogspot.com Jason

    uno!

    Read my blog! (shameless plug)

    http://www.believehype.blogspot.com

    Nice post Tara.

  • cghosts

    so what Jeezey will do a mil easy>>>>>>

  • young money

    1st

  • kid wave

    you are dead on here…jeezy is that dude and there is just something about him and his music that is appealing-thattttttttttttttttt’s rrrrrrrrrrrrrrright

  • midwest-resurrect

    jeezy is a biter who in turn is now being bitten…he bit his style off of ti’s slow flow and added some adlibs. then ti realized people really like the slow flow and released what u kno as his first single…all the southern trappers sound the same…if jeezy ever finds a real flow maybe ill listen

  • dronkmunk

    Jeezy is ruining hip-hop

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    Tara you really gotta stop smokin g before you write dese post, usually you the only one out of all the bloggers that makes any goddamn sense but now your stretchin so far you ticklin’ gods feet! Jeezy is a pawn for the man (DAMN RIGHT I SAID IT CHUMP!) who’s being used to teach our youth the only way you can come out da’ slums is by destroying it with posion.I made it out the hood wit’ out slangin’ crack, granted I could’ve done it (who can’t?) but there’s no necessity to if you strive hard and are willing to be a man and
    get this paper! All jeezy personifies in his raps is whats wrong with America and hip-hop! His songs are an ode to ignorance and stupidity and thats a bad look to us all. pont blank period. HA-HA!

  • muccie

    After a few onpoint posts tara finally falls off. i can’t hate on jeezy coz like he sed, that aint my cup of tea. but for tara to come out and say she feels dude coz of how he conveys his ain is str8 lies. convey woud connote lyrical dexterity and versatility. . .like clipse or early jay-z. you bandwagon hoping ma pliz refrain

  • P

    Jeezy is appealin cus the nigga keep it real, and you dont need a bunch of punchlines and metaphors to be real, you can be real in a simple form that suits you

  • chizamp

    At first i didnt fuck with jeezy to hard…but after listening to his first album…shit was tight…and i’m going to cop the Inspiration to…nice post Tara

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Man fuck you Jeezy speak for the down trodden and low-lifes like me!!
    fuck ere’body knamean! slang crack, shoot dice slap niggas for dat’ bread ya dig! This real talk music man, this for niggas wit’ nuttin’, for niggas who don’t get the same chances as ere’body else.So YEEEEAAAAHHHHH let the snowman doin’ his thang, stop hatin on niggas hustle!! He could be on yo’ block pushin’ to yo’ momma but he turnin’ a negative to a positive and it’s all good! and if you don’t know now you know….

    oohh you just been kufi smacked!!!

    STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRVVVVVINNN!!

  • http://www.com.com gunit uk

    4th. jeezy is good but in the original version of grew up a screw up hes sh*t

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    Jason Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 1:52 am
    uno!

    Read my blog! (shameless plug)

    http://www.believehype.blogspot.com

    Nice post Tara.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    good post duke. As far as the picture w/jay and esco goes fuck it if you can’t beat’em…..u know the rest!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    thebestout! Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 9:27 am
    Tara you really gotta stop smokin g before you write dese post, usually you the only one out of all the bloggers that makes any goddamn sense but now your stretchin so far you ticklin’ gods feet! Jeezy is a pawn for the man (DAMN RIGHT I SAID IT CHUMP!) who’s being used to teach our youth the only way you can come out da’ slums is by destroying it with posion.I made it out the hood wit’ out slangin’ crack, granted I could’ve done it (who can’t?) but there’s no necessity to if you strive hard and are willing to be a man and
    get this paper! All jeezy personifies in his raps is whats wrong with America and hip-hop! His songs are an ode to ignorance and stupidity and thats a bad look to us all. pont blank period. HA-HA!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Lets me guess your from the north. RIght? What about Jay-z he did the same. Does Reasonable Doubt, Vol 1, Vol 2, and Vol 2 ring a bell. So often life imitates art and vice versa. What Jeezy speaks on is a reality in communities. I dont believe he is glorifying it or make a “how to” instruction manual. All he is doing is expressing what he feels and knows. You cant hate on someone for being themselves. Everyone cant be talking about the same thing and you cant hate on what he brings to the table. He is giving people a voice who otherwise wouldn’t. You can say he is contributing to drugs and violence, but that is not the case. The guilty parties are the government, police, sytematic racism, economic neglect, parenting, ect… Dont blame the wolf blame the hunter. Its not just cars and women some of them support whole families and give back to their communties every chance they get. Its a struggle that most are to far in to come out. Because you cant relate or dont understand peoples plight, doesn’t give you the right to judge.

  • Atl’s own

    every song jeezy drop is strait crack!

    literally!

    thebestout! and tara both have good points.

    however i look at rap as entertainment
    not as religion, politics, or even facts.

    i think those of U that do are in 4 a world of hurt once U turn the radio off and go outside!

    so as far as entertainment value go Jeezy album is tops.

  • jacquez
  • mannyworld33

    @ thebestout

    DON’T HATE IF YOU CAN’T RELATE(NO JOHNNIE COCHRAN-R.I.P)

    JEEZY AIN’T FOR EVERYBODY, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT CAN RELATE TO WHAT HE’S SAYING SUPPORT HIM.

    @n-cred

    “LIKE I TOLD YOU SELL DRUGS…NO HOV DID THAT SO HOPEFULLY YOU WON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT”-JAY-Z (IZZO)

    NICE POST MS. HENLEY

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Kudos, Miss Henley. That’s how I feel. In his interview with XXL this month he seems to be sincere about all that stuff. Sincerity goes a long way with me when it comes to deciding to drop money on an artist.

    Still tho’, “I Luv It” makes me wanna do something, anything, just LIVE, ya know?

    Another home run, T!

    UNO!

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    good point.props. but you must also look at the words for what they are.THUG MOTIVATION 101:Lets get it!!
    why not Black Inspiration 101 or sumin’ positive to give back to the communtiy you don’t heal a wound by adding anotha scar to it. Jeezy motivates young brovas to hustle, and yes we all know he meant drugs regardless of what he says in interviews or whateva Defjam pays hin to say.You can’t blame society for your mishaps, be a man, you wanna motivate the hood, coach a fottball team, mentor lil’ niggas, be active in our goverment like who JAY-Z.I’m not sayin Jay is any less guilty then Jeezy but the two are still a far cry from similar. IN Jay’s music he tells you the regret and the pain of the game form Jeezy you get “I got a pocket full money and my wrist on froze…” and a buch of other crap our already unfortunate kids don’t need to hear.Yes our goverments wicked(duhh?), Yes the hoods fucked (duhh!),Yes blacks get the short end of the stick (obviously) but at the end of the day we each make a decision to either become a slave to the system or infiltrate it. Jeezy is linin’ our young men up to go in that bitch! and I can’t support dat’!

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!! Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 10:37 am
    ^^^

    goes for you mainly!! damn 90′s baby!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, also: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAY-Z!

    The Best Rapper Alive is 37 today.

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    Still my name again bestout and we gone have problems nigga!!

    you don’t wanna feel the wrath of dat Kufi smack brova!!

    BLAP!! to late! keep my name off ya’ post. you just been Kufi smacked!

    STAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRVVVVIIIINNN!

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    STAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRVVVVIIIINNN!
    ^^^
    for attention mostly. You got plans on clappin’ me thru the internet?
    get a life you dipshit dick ryda!

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    THIS NIGGAS NUTS!! Man I’m the wrong one to start wit’ brova! I’m da’ type to slap ya’ granny for less den’ nada’ home boi! I’m wild as shit nigga, I’ll find out where you stay and kufi smakc the whole fam ya’ dig!!

    crazy ass internerd!! you know it’s comin…….

    SHABLAM!!! GODDAMN you been kufi smacked!! and just cuz’ BLAP_BLAP!!! there’s on e for ya’ bitch ass grandmova!

    STAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRVVVVVVVVVIINN!!

  • SilverBack Gorilla

    thebestout! Says:

    Jeezy is a pawn for the man (DAMN RIGHT I SAID IT CHUMP!) who’s being used to teach our youth the only way you can come out da’ slums is by destroying it with posion.I made it out the hood wit’ out slangin’ crack, granted I could’ve done it (who can’t?) but there’s no necessity to if you strive hard and are willing to be a man and get this paper!

    =============================

    A good point, but its more than just drugs that make the hood what it is… For example: 1.generation after generation of poverty 2. Minimum wage is a joke. 3. health care costs 4. The cost of quality education – u know where the teachers actually give a damn & the school is up-to-date.

    So its more shit destroying the hood that has nothin’ to do wit drugs. & like ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!! said “This real talk music man, this for niggas wit’ nuttin’, for niggas who don’t get the same chances as ere’body else.”
    Don’t think just cause u got a good job, or went to college, or whatever that we all have the chance to do that. This country ain’t set up like that. A lot of us have made some mistakes & as a result we get alot of doors slammed in our face.

    Trap music shouldn’t make u sell blow to get stripes. Trap music should let u know what that life is about good & bad. Clothes, ho’s, 24′s.. but also guns, paranoia, misplaced trust, prison, etc. Some did it & won, alot did it and loss.

    “sometimes in order to do some right u gotta do some wrong” E-40

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    GOOD POINT. I FEEL YOU. STILL FUCK MIGHTY MUDDUMB-ASS!!

    But also is this not the land of oppurtunity? what future is what you make it. Noone put a gun to Jeezy’s or anyboy else head and said “here hustle nigga” it was a choice. Why couldn’t he have hustled his way into a technical school or sumin’ you know what I’m sayin’ beleive me I know life ain’t fare but if thses crackas give us inch I say take the whole damn store! By that mean if not by education go to a trade school, if not a nine to 5 then volunteer, theres’ others ways to “GET IT” as they say den’ destroy the lives and dignity of oue black nation! good point tho’ I see you!

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    this nigga don’t know shit about the hood! young niggas be fucked up from the gate man!! ain’t no goin to school when you gotta be the head of the house ya dig! ain’t no $ to go to no trade school! ya smell me!! Niggas is out here starvin’ to death. The goverment don’t give a fuck, the preacher man stealin’, and it ain’t no hope!! IT AIN’T NO HOPE!!! Niggas might jus’ realised this shit but we been livin’ like Hurricane Katrina!! ain’t no luv’ for us dude!! thats why niggas say get it how u live!

    “ain’t nobody luvin us..ain’t enuff money for us to split and shit” JAY_Z!

  • http://xxlmag.com slick money

    The only reason Jeezzy is donig his thing is because the south is (ruining)running hip hop. He’s a poor mans Jigga, nas, 50 cent and all the other east coast rappers who spit about life in the street. Tara, you my girl and all, but this time you buggin’ if you think this cat is something special.

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!!

    Tara you my D.A.B!

    Tell suburb kids what the business is!!

    spatatadat!! 21 Kufi smack salute on all you crack rap haterz!!!

    STAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRVVVVVVVVIIINNN!

  • SukedowN

    Satan bless all your little hearts.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Black Moitivation 101????????

    Definition of Thug:

    a person that goes against the norms of society…its a mentality…Malcom X was a thug(post red)…panthers were thugs…and last but not least Tupac was a thug ~ Thug Life

    Thug = Rebel

  • content

    >Yet, I love Jeezy’s music.
    And I couldn’t tell you why.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    hopefully for the beats b/c his lyrics are garbage

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 12:12 pm
    ^^^^

    Martin Luther King was from the hood, Fredrek Douglas was a slave, Sojuna truth was a rebel, Hank Aaron was a negro ball playa, Oprah from the hood,Ludacris is hood. And they all made it wit’ the destruction of our community. BLACK MOTIVATION!!

  • j.o.s.e.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)

    @The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Thug

    ——————————————————————————–
    An assassin; a ruffian; a rough.

    ——————————————————————————–
    One of an association of robbers and murderers in India who practiced murder by stealthy approaches, and from religious motives. They have been nearly exterminated by the British government

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!! Says:

    IN Jay’s music he tells you the regret and the pain of the game form Jeezy you get “I got a pocket full money and my wrist on froze…” and a buch of other crap our already unfortunate kids don’t need to hear
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    no i think you get that from the Clipse

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    j.o.s.e.(HIP HOP IS DEAD) Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 12:24 pm
    @The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Thug

    ——————————————————————————–
    An assassin; a ruffian; a rough.

    ——————————————————————————–
    One of an association of robbers and murderers in India who practiced murder by stealthy approaches, and from religious motives. They have been nearly exterminated by the British government
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    let me guess where you got that definition from…can you say webster…if you let “webster” define the meaning of things good luck with that…

    …you can tell when dumb fuks go out of their way to try and prove someone (who’s opinion they ironically respect by reaching to prove that which is true) wrong…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    j.o.s.e.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    why do people that hate on the south spit out these dumb bias remarks that have been clouded by their hate for the south

  • Mutha Hubbard

    This is why women should not be allowed to write about rap music. Cokewhore.

  • Mutha Hubbard

    This is why women should not be allowed to write about rap music. Cokewhore.

  • j.o.s.e.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)

    NO HATE JUST SHOWING THE ORIGINAL DEFINITION.

  • http://xxlmag.com its 2 EZ

    jeezy da realest nigga in the game….other cats may come harder spittin but jeezy got that real shit for niggas tryna come up in the world…theres more niggas out there that tryna make it bumpin jeezy then niggas sittin round tryna listen to political rap, and the nigga was the first to tell u he wasnt no rapper regardless…so get his dick out yo mouth..and enjoy the movement

  • Malik B

    I don’t like Jeezy anymore than I like D4L or any number of other southern artists, but this was fairly convincing. Well done.

  • http://myspace.com/belizeanbway BELIZE

    >But if you love music the way I love it, if you use it to survive your darkest moments, to celebrate your brightest triumphs, to chase your dreams, to keep moving forward at all costs>

    ^This is why most hiphop fans luv Pac!

    Great post tara!

  • http://www.myspace.com/petelastname1 Pete Lastname

    You’re like the antithesis of Bol. I like both.

  • 420PURP

    JEEZY IS WHO HE IS
    AND HES DAMN GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES
    HE SPIT THAT D BOY SHIT
    SO IF YOU AINT NO D BOY OR YOU AINT INTRIGUEHD BY THAT LIFESTYLE OR MUSIC
    THAN DONT LISTEN TO THE MUTHAFUCKA
    I AM THE STREET DREAM IS BAD AS A MUTHAFUCKA!!!
    STOP HATIN IF YOU DONT LIKE A MUTHAFUCKA DONT LISTEN POINT BLANK
    ALL THESE HIP HOP IS DEAD MUTHAFUCKAS
    GO COP THAT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND RIDE OUT FUCK IT!!!

  • Dee

    i just want to know how much money he claims he made from being a mid-level dealer???

    I mean if he really did sell 1000,000 copies of “come shop wit me” independently then he could come into the game with a couple of nice cars and chains, but i mean he act like he really rich like Ross says as well, which is kinda funny–been in the game a couple years independently and one year wit the majors

  • Bang

    Jeezy sonds like a down-syndrome hustler talking to me all the fuckin time…thinkin he ALWAYS got some really witty, insightful shit coming out of his mouth but it’s really just the same shit Pac said in 96. He got some jokes but that’s it. I dont like his flow, but his beats are tight. Let’s keep it movin and talk about someone else

  • 110 street

    he can barley lift his tounge to get his wording,only my opinion but never felt his movment even thogh hes one of the more street souf cats i still tip my hat to T.i.p down the i95. any way harlem all day.

  • 110 street

    On another note you can see his skill level on grew up a screw up he stood no chance wit luda on that joint.

  • Incilin

    You know, for as long as I can remember every album you reviewed you seemed to “love” or at the very least find something good to say even if the record was wack. You know, if you want you can critique a record. It’s not like if you say someones wack then people won’t give you interviews for Pound anymore. (I hope)

  • TS

    well i guess i gotta listen to more Jeezy then cuz the few ones i have heard are just straight bragging about how much blow he’s sold

    still pretty catchy though, yeeeeeeeeah

  • SukedowN

    Incilin Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 5:50 pm
    You know, for as long as I can remember every album you reviewed you seemed to “love” or at the very least find something good to say even if the record was wack. You know, if you want you can critique a record. It’s not like if you say someones wack then people won’t give you interviews for Pound anymore. (I hope)
    ———————————

    That is so true.

    Or…maybe she coincidentally likes everyone she’s assigned to interview.

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    ALLMIGHTYMUDDUCK!! Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 11:35 am
    this nigga don’t know shit about the hood! young niggas be fucked up from the gate man!! ain’t no goin to school when you gotta be the head of the house ya dig! ain’t no $ to go to no trade school! ya smell me!! Niggas is out here starvin’ to death. The goverment don’t give a fuck, the preacher man stealin’, and it ain’t no hope!! IT AIN’T NO HOPE!!! Niggas might jus’ realised this shit but we been livin’ like Hurricane Katrina!! ain’t no luv’ for us dude!! thats why niggas say get it how u live!

    “ain’t nobody luvin us..ain’t enuff money for us to split and shit” JAY_Z!

    Nigga now you ridin for jay??? wtf??? calm your lil dumbass down homey. Nigga i did all that shit still went to school worked and did what i have to do. Im an 80′s baby. Street life doesnt get you anything but dead or in jail you fun dumby. if you want to quote a jay-z line how about

    who told you tell sell crack/ no hov did that/ so hopefully you wouldnt have to go thru that…

    be easy and grow up homey.

  • The Historian

    BELIZE Says:

    December 4th, 2006 at 1:40 pm
    >But if you love music the way I love it, if you use it to survive your darkest moments, to celebrate your brightest triumphs, to chase your dreams, to keep moving forward at all costs>

    ^This is why most hiphop fans luv Pac!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Don’t go as far as to compare Jeezy to Tupac. Jeezy makes good music but Pac was on a completely different level that has not even come close to being reached by any other rapper. I’m not as into Jeezy as many people are but I give credit were it is due and he does make good music. Also, Hip-Hop isn’t dead but it is damn close and not because of the South. It’s because of wack music comin from all over the country(North,South,West,Midwest)that goes for radioplay instead of concentrating on making quality Hip-Hop. There is room for the party music, streetmusic, conscious music, etc, we just have to make sure that they all have an equal platform on which to be heard and not let one overshadow the other.In the meantime there are those of us that will not allow Hip-Hop to die. We will keep supporting that real Hip-Hop which can still be found and comes in many forms.Tara is one of those people so show some respect. Keep on reppin for Hip-Hop Tara. Hell Hath No Fury, Tru3 Magic, Eardrum, and Hip-Hop is Dead all comin soon and all Hip-Hop 2 the core.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Jeezy is ill nuff said.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Relax history man..im taking bout the passion in thier voices

  • calimovement

    Jeezy is garbage…

  • gutta

    say what u want about jeezy, the album is good…the production is on point and the rhymes are better than the 1st album.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    Jeezy’s marketing team is strong.

    No wonder you feel so good about him Tara.

    He’s being pushed as the head of the young D-boy coke rap movement currently underway, so we say, if we have to like somebody might as well be him.

    Jeezy: “I’d like to thank my management team, and my marketing team…”

    Lest we forget, there’s that bad boy appeal that all those simple chicks like.

  • not your average

    okey basicaly Iam tired of listening to music from the hood cuz aint nothing change ever since biggie grabbed the mike it’s sex,hoes,drugs,killing other niggas getting shot and the same bullshit and jeezy aint coming with anything I aint heard before jus some stupid ass crack.shit

  • john cochran

    How come he says all of that good stuff in interviews but the music is nothing like he describes it. The average listener who doesnt know or care about his life story would only hear some idiot talking about slinging crack like it’s perfectly fine. I mean I cant lie I feel the music a little, even though he has no lyrical talent to speak of. But if helping the hood is your aim then stop glorifying it in the songs. All he does is give the kids selling drugs a feel good soundtrack.

  • 6 100

    Am I the only one that hears Jeezy beat jacking the melody from TI’s “What You Know” in his new single. The only difference is it’s slightly slowed down.

  • Stax On Deck

    Man I can’t Wait For The Album. Just a few more dayz…

  • D

    Jeezy is a monsta – his production team is on point and he knows how to flow within his capabilities. He does not experiment with new flows – he sticks to a formula.

  • alleyeCNtower

    I can certainly respect his understandable logic, and I can see why you have a preference for it… but I’m not sure I can bump Jeezy’s new LP with the same conviction and love that I’m about to bump Nas’s album.

    And he’s gotta rap about something else by the third album, or he’ll be even worse for hip hop culture than 50 Cent.

    intelligent people can just take it as music.
    ignorant people take it as guidance! :(

  • DaMari

    Everyone Knows Whats Right And Whats Wrong. Ppl Are Gonna Do What They Do…Jeezy Gon Do What He Know What To Do, Feel Me. Cant Knock The Mans Hustle. Wether You Relate To His Music Or Just Dig What He Brings To The Table, A Hot Record Is A Hot Record!

  • http://myspace.com/thebeatshrine GRACE STARR
  • blaQ

    TARA HENLEY IM DISSAPOINTED IN YOU. HOW CAN YOU SING PRAISES TO A RAPPER WHO’S PROMOTING KEEPING THE BLACK MAN IN THE GUTTER, WALKING AROUND LIKE ZOMBIES. LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE TARA, YOUR WORDS AFFECT PEOPLES LIVES. THINK BEFORE YOU POST.

  • Bun B

    Jeezy looks like a turtle

  • sandino

    Damn, you had a bol day.
    we can talk about this later after I blows your brains out.

  • Dr Flav

    Lol @ the people using that Hov sold crack so you… line, that was the same ish he said when people said his music was promoting negative. Lol even more @ fools thinkin that dudes album gonna make fools smoke/sell crack. IF ITS IN YOU, YOU GONNA DO IT REGARDLESS. LOL!

  • Fabo

    Damn, that was boring. You should hate on stuff more. Or at least find something more provacative to say than “you know what guys? I like young jeezy”

  • datni99aj

    real nice post. I was thinking about the same thing lately. After listening to the smooth d-boy lyricsm of The Clipse I wondered how I could still feel Jeezy’s dumbed down simple, ad-libbed laced flow. The fact that he’s about waking up and getting yours he’s says something off that American Dream tape about being 17 and copping his first Porsche, that shit hits hard, and keeps me dreaming about big things, keeps me motivated.

  • LBz

    good post, jeezy’s fire, the inspiration in stores tuesday, go buy the shit, no dl

  • Cuban Link

    u r such an annoying dumb bitch Jeezy sucks ass I hope he gets into a car accident and losses his and then get attacked by a pitbull and not be able to run away because hes crippled.Then I hope he losses a lung so he sounds like an ass whenever he goes “yeaaaaaaah”

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  • BIRDSFLYSOUTH

    TARA, I HOPE YOU GET A CHECK FOR CO-SIGNING THIS LAME.

    JEEZY IS AS SKILLED LYRICALLY AS A LOCAL FOURTH GRADER( NOT FROM A PRIVATE SCHOOL).

    JEEZY IS COOL BUT C’MON, AS OF LATE I CANNOT GET WITH THIS DUDE NO MORE.

  • Stax On Deck

    Naw Nigga Fuck You

  • DJ

    fuck birdsflysouth and that asshole little bitch cuban link you both are fuck heads and should qoute “lose yours”un qoute fuck i would like to see you rap better than him ya fucks if you dont like young jeezy why listen to his songs heres a thought maybe your two little white people with nothin better to do than dis on rappers you are a worthless pile of shit birdsflysouth you to cuban link ya fuckin asswipes go get a job or better yet if you have a job dont fuckin rip on other peoples songs ya get me go run in to a knife if you dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!fuck you little fuckers>:)