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Young Jeezy & DJ Drama, The Real Is Back

Young Jeezy’s oft-delayed, much-anticipated TM103 may feel like a myth at this point, but Jizzle returns to make sure to remind that, even with the hold up, The Real Is Back. Having collaborated on a slew of releases in the past, DJ Drama and Young Jeezy return strong, proving their chemistry to be very much potent (even if the majority of that chemistry is seeing who can shit-talk better).

Things kicks off on the blazing opener, “The Real Is Back,” where Jeezy vents about the game while keeping it one hundred throughout: “Man, these niggas lying all on tracks, all on wax/ We don’t wanna hear you’re imaginations, just state facts.” Later, Da Snowman continues to live up to expectations on this Gangsta Grillz installment, offering a blanket of anthemic bangers (“Win,” “Count It Up”) and woofer-busting 808s (“Ballin,” “How U Want It”). On cuts like the Lex Luger produced ”All The Money” and the head-nodding “Snow Go,” the Def Jam signee is in fine form as he seeks to recapture his audience with his signature flow and trap talk. A highlight is on the previously leaked Freddie Gibbs-assisted “Run DMC,” where the two CTE reppers share a fluid chemistry. Former XXL Freshman Gangsta Gibbs solidifies his gangsta, spitting sordid lines like, “.357 to the tooth, bitch, I hope you picked up a dental plan”.

A somewhat expected drawback to the release is that it at some points gets clichéd and stale in its content (“I Ball, I Stunt,” “Four”). With the heavy use of strong basslines and equalized beat drums, some tracks also begin to sound the same, dangerously blending into one another.

Despite this, altogether Young Jeezy & DJ Drama’s The Real Is Back is a strong offering that’s sure to hold fans over until TM103 wakes out of limbo. —Ralph Bristout

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  • me

    Very week mixtape by jeezy. Trap or die 2 is much better than this. Jeezy should continue workin with Don Cannon instead.


    dude Jeezy is dead!! hes a fucken relic!! he had his time!


    yall cats lame as fuck……this that shit we been needin on the street…..but my bad yall like fat niggas that use to be laws……this world kills me when they prefer bullshit over real…

  • Dub

    “Do It For You” deserved mention, that’s the best track on the CD imo

  • bylaw99

    Cats better respect the snowman, Jeezy never disappoints he is the original ATL trapstar. Ask Fab, Big Meech, Yo Gotti…real recognize real u young cats hot for an ex-cop fake drug kingpin, jeezy started an epidemic with that Snowman campaign nigga shirts got banned, now thats gangsta.

  • mav

    i think people need to stop talkin bout the jeezy and ross beef.. dont like ross? just ignore the nigga ….thats what jeezy shouldve done and maybe his album would b out…i like both of they music and i feel like jizzle is gettin a raw deal bcuz hes always released sucessful albums and his shit would probably sell more than ross..ross is the better rapper so it doesnt make much sense to attack him on wax…see what happened to fif..wastin energy on that beef shit.. and def jam is fuckin stupid for not releasin tm103


    TO DIE FO’

    Loyalty is to die fo’
    Ride fo’-Loccishness is what we live fo’
    Loccishmenn don’t cry tho’,
    We shed tearz with bullet’z,
    And say goodbye Ho’,
    Loyalty is to die fo’,
    Pookie-Loc sent me on this loccish mission
    For there’z no reason to lie fo’
    Too many has been told,
    Since your coward telling everything (C.T.E.) started Lil Jay
    Oh I forgot Young Breezy,
    Fucc it you’re sleezy
    Don’t appease these Loccish Gee’z
    Far too much real talk has been held back,
    It’z time to real talk on fake actz
    Tha Loccish Riderz has arrived,
    For tha gatz will go clicc clacc
    What set you from?….
    If you even think this trippin…
    Busta, it’z more like 2011 Loccish Lifestyle Crippin’
    Your appearance know you’re a made up bitch
    Tha Fedz and you know you’re a rat that snitched
    Real Street dwellerz know a conspiracy theory is way hard to ditch
    You move your X-Mas give away in “09” from Unionville gym,
    Wanting to know who was talking shit
    For every set in tha city know you’re a disreputable bitch
    You’re not a Gangsta-Mac City mascot,
    Actin’ as you lived thru’ tha real streetz of Mu’Cunga Jungle
    Knowin’ nothin’ about gangbang rumblez
    All that fake kiccin’ it in Macon on your DVD,
    Wanting tha locz to boost your street cred
    This is tha first and last shot,
    From tha bullet that you got shot
    Truthfully spoken by tha real,
    Behind tha doors of steel
    Only a rat will continuously rep ratz on traccz
    A wise Loccish O.G. once told me,
    You cheese eating mu’fucca’z run in paccz
    O-Dog not from menace,
    More like faggot ass Chauncey,
    Now that’s a fact
    Big Meech won’t speak on yall bustaz
    I feel his penalism,
    So tha world need to know,
    Dare not to trust ya’
    Even Ricc & Gunplay shot you with a nina ross verse
    For now let me continue exposing this realism
    You never knew of me in tha background,
    On tha first mark killa tracc
    Way back then I had Pookie Loc back
    Loyalty is to die fo’
    Loccish Lifestyle Continuez in locomotion is a fact
    How your heart beat truebluefully?,
    And never spoke on Tookie
    Is this tha same ab-liv on how you rep tha “C”,
    From a set out of tha Mac-Town
    But don’t know tha Loc by Pookie
    Tha real streetz rebuke you,
    Your livelihood is in tha name of Ellerbee “Kink-B”
    You don’t have to ask your friend
    You and I know he know me,
    Tha love of tha struggle is tha hustle
    For we all got hustle expertise,
    But for yourself Loccish gangsterism you need to be at ease
    I know you’re from tha heart of Georgia,
    But we both know your heart is not one of tha beatz,
    That makez Georgia beat ganstably
    You know shit come back to bit you in tha ass
    Tha home “LD” said…
    This is tha life
    From Third Street (3rd) thru’ tha Thorpe (Oglethorpe) up on Duncan (Duncan
    To Cripville (Unionville) all tha way to Killa Hill (Hellvue) even some in tha
    field (Bloomfield)
    912 reputablez who hit up Double “L’s”
    Coochie Lame they don’t have to discourage you,
    But don’t let your non lyrical rap fame encourage you
    From Drama to Drama Young Sleezy,
    You kissed Coochie Lame azz
    Jus like a bitch that sit on dicc’z to get more cash,
    And a hood pass
    Money don’t buy Loccish Gee’z heart
    For we know love will surpass
    Your not Biggie and I’m not Pac
    Your Not JaRule and I’m Not Fifty
    This is way deeper than Realitypoetry and Rap
    For tha Loccishman in me know what took course
    Now for you it’z no remorse
    It’z street shame instead of fame
    Strapped up shawty,
    We hear now this is your name
    Fucc you wanna “C” and that wanna “B”
    Who’s reality never lived tha livelihood of tha gangbang
    Loccish Tiniez live to bang
    This isn’t no subliminal message
    This is reality poetry at it’z finest
    Never a rapper-for I am no actor
    “Love is tha bond between one and another”,
    “Loyalty is to keep anything from coming in between that bond”
    For that’z why you despise Love,
    And didn’t keep it Loyal with those many men
    Loyalty is dead without tha life of Love,
    To give it tha life line it needz to breathe
    Disloyalty has become tha rule,
    And not tha exception
    Loyalty is to die Fo’
    I salute tha General Pookie Loc
    Coming to tha streetz soon,
    Resurrected from tha pen,
    With tha deathless courage heart of Jesus
    For your disloyalty is a real street sin,
    To tha life of tha game
    Double “L” is tha way of life I continue
    For MR. BIGMANN is tha name
    Loccishmenn don’t live in vain

    “To be loyal is to know how to be real. To be real is to be loyal”.
    MR. BIGMANN/ Reality poetry
    Street Gangstoetry:O.G. Rated (Loyalty is to Die Fo’)