Listen to Jeezy Feat. Janelle Monae, “Sweet Life”
Since he barreled into the national press a decade ago, Jeezy has been one of the genre's most reliable known substances. The Atlanta native has turned out album after album of sometimes thoughtful, always skull-rattling music, holding down Def Jam to the tune of five albums, three of which have been certified platinum. He's also been more than a little political: It was Jeezy who crafted "My President Is Black" during the 2008 election, and eventually got the song performed at Barack Obama's first inauguration. And this weekend, in the shadow of the 20th anniversary edition of the Million Man March, the Snowman dropped Politically Correct, and EP that takes aim at the government as institution. In any event, his upcoming record, Church in These Streets, sounds as if it could be his most considered yet. His latest offering, the Janelle Monae-featuring "Sweet Life," is the kind of triumphant slow creep that fans have come to expect.