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Young Jeezy
The Inspiration

Young Jeezy’s success wasn’t supposed to happen. His 2003 indie debut, Come Shop Wit’ Me, went mostly unheard, but his persistent mixtape grind led to a deal with Def Jam. Despite the hype, his first major label single, “Over Here,” was ignored by radio and video in 2004. Within a year’s time, however, Da Snowman had blanketed both mediums with anthemic music, resulting in a platinum plaque for Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Now, with his re-up disc, The Inspiration, Jeezy tries to get another standing ovation. Those lampooning Jeezy’s juvenile ad-libs and sordid drug tales need to note that ...

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