Posts Tagged ‘Young Jeezy’

Future got big support from some of Atlanta’s biggest names earlier this week at his Pluto album release party. Even if you’re not a Future fan, the below video is worth viewing simply on the strength of the dude he had on stage in a full spaceman suit. Shout out to director and homie Cam Kirk for his excellent footage. Future’s Pluto is in stores now.

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A remix of this track with 50 surfaced just over a week ago. Bay Area radio host Big Von has created his own spin in adding Young Jeezy and T.I. to the lineup. Credit due to 50; his performance is a massive improvement over the sad trend pandering heard on his Jeremih-featuring “Girls Go Wild.” The additional star power rounds out what was already an adequate club joint.



“He ain’t did this/ He ain’t did that/ Keep it real with yourself/ You know he lived that… “

It’s the home stretch for Thug Motivation 103’s promotion and Jeezy has yet another video (“Nothin'”). Those that purchase the album will also receive a 90-minute documentary entitled “A Hustlerz Ambition.” TM103 hits stores next Tuesday (December 20).

The CTE crew take their talents to a chop shop garage. “Sittin Low” good riding music that have some remnants of those old smoothed out Suave House tracks. Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103 hits stores on December 20.

T.I. has wisely created a video for “Hear Ye Hear Ye,” undoubtedly one of his best performances since coming home. Pharrell ain’t half bad on here either. Jeezy also returns the love from Tip’s “F.A.M.E.” video appearance. T.I.’s new Trouble Man album is still tentatively scheduled for an early 2012 release.

“Some nights I slept among the living dead to get this bread…”

Following a string of false starts, Young Jeezy has been getting some well-needed momentum heading into the December 20 release date for Thug Motivation 103. The lineup alone and the opening chords have you ready for an epic song. Jeezy keeps with the same content heard on “F.A.M.E.” about fair-weather friends and non-believers. Gibbs is the star here with a verse on the life and death pressures of drug life. Not an original topic for Hip-Hop, but Gibbs’ lyrics and mic presence create a vivid, engaging picture for the listener. Nonetheless, after the second verse you realize something’s missing… an Eminem verse. For whatever reason, a bad decision was made in just regulating Eminem to chorus duties. As Gibbs showed, Drumma Boy’s production was just asking to be ripped by a spitter with exceptional flow capabilities. Your left wanting more after just two verses.



Young Jeezy is kicking the weekend off strong with a new video for the T.I.-assisted “F.A.M.E.” and “I Do,” which features Jay-Z and Andre 3000.  The celebratory soul sounds and theme of making a commitment to marriage will remind you of Outkast/UGK’s “International Player’s Anthem.” The difference here is the personification found in lines from Jay that allude to a marriage to the street game. Unfortunately, Jay’s verse is the only new one as Andre and Jeezy’s parts come from when this song leaked on the internet over a year ago.



With Thug Motivation 103 dropping on December 20, it seems like either Def Jam or Jeezy’s camp is unloading anything that could possibly catch on as a single. That may be mistake. Jeezy’s last joint, the T.I. assisted “F.A.M.E.,” has potential to break out if it gets supported by a good video. “.38″ does not. Not that the song is bad, but it’s derivative of stuff you’ve heard before, even from Jeezy’s rival Rick Ross. Songs like this are better served for mixtape filler.



“Let’s decapitate ‘em/ Then we’ll see if he can wear his crown.”

Young Jeezy has had to endure album pushbacks and fan/critic chattering for well over a year now regarding the delays of Thug Motivation 103. It has to be both humbling and infuriating for an artist who just three years ago scored a platinum plaque now struggle to gain a foothold back in the commercial marketplace. Over the morose but engaging production of the Justice League, Jeezy details the anger he has at his doubters, and his determination to prove them wrong. Like his first post-prison release with Future, T.I. aesthetically doesn’t sound like he suffered any ill effects from his sentence. However, content-wise you’ll be feeling a severe case as deja vu as Tip rehashes his legal woes (“Another year of jail I promise this is it for me…”). This probably won’t be the breakout single TM103 needs, but it’s a strong offering for the LP.

YOUNG JEEZY FT. T.I. “F.A.M.E.” (Fake Ass Muthafuckas Envy) (Prod. By Justice League)


While Def Jam and Young Jeezy have settled on September 20 for TM103‘s release date, fans can still look forward to more music via a sequel to The Real Is Back. The original dropped just 3 months ago, so there’s a good chance that this sequel will be full of additional songs that failed to make TM103. Although this trailer definitely has an epic feel, it would have been much more effective with some music previews mixed in. At press time, The Real Is Back 2 has no set street date.