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Watch Jeezy Bring Out Andre 3000, Kanye West, Usher, T.I., Bun B At Thug Motivation 101 Anniversary Show

On Saturday night, Young Jeezy celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 with a big show at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. He’d billed it as a celebration of the album, and as Rap-Up points out, the show included a few guests who were on that first album: T.I. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Boosie BadAzz – “Mercy On My Soul” (Feat. Jeezy)

Next week, the combustible Baton Rouge rapper Boosie BadAzz releases his absolutely furious new album Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, his first in years because of a prison term that interrupted his career for a long time. We’ve posted tracks like “Like A Man” and “Hands Up,” but “Mercy On My Soul” may be the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Thug Life: Rap Music And The Word “Thug”

Last week, Young Thug released a new song called “Power.” The Atlanta rapper is ascendent — as Tom Breihan noted in his Album Of The Week review, Young Thug’s new Barter 6 makes a “full-on rap-star leap” — but he’s just one of many in the game to employ and embrace the word “thug.” Some… More »

By: Collin Robinson / May 18, 2015 - 11:19 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Will Rich Homie Quan Ever Stop Going In?

Rich Homie Quan could’ve easily been a one-and-done, a craggy-voiced fake Future who scored one transcendent hit out of nowhere and then disappeared right back into the Atlanta underground. And if he’d gone away after “Type Of Way,” that still would’ve been a good run. That’s an incredible song, a confident melodic slink that float… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Shy Glizzy – “Funeral (Remix)” (Feat. Jeezy)

“Funeral” was already the best song on adenoidal D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy’s late-2014 mixtape Law 3: Now Or Never. It’s a swollen, churchy knocker on which Glizzy imagines what a great party his funeral is going to be. And its huge, dramatic beat is exactly the sort of thing that begs for Jeezy’s triumphant grunt. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 12:17 pm

O.T. Genasis – “CoCo (Remix)” (Feat. Meek Mill & Jeezy)

The Long Beach, California rapper O.T. Genasis’ churning, brash-as-fuck drug-rap anthem “CoCo” is one of the defining rap bangers of the last few months, despite the fact that it has barely any rapping on it. Instead, it has yelling, the sort of delivery a monster track like this requires. And on the new remix, Genasi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 9:26 am

Dej Loaf – “Try Me (Remix)” (Feat. Jeezy & T.I.)

The Detroit rapper Dej Loaf is currently getting famous on the strength of her twinkling head-buster hit “Try Me,” though her great Sell Sole mixtape proves that there’s more to her than that. “Try Me” already had a remix, with guest spots from Ty Dolla $ign and Remy Ma. But now she’s moved up to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Jeezy’s Weapons Charges Dismissed

Back when Jeezy’s Seen It All hit the internet, we noted that the Atlanta rap fixture had been arrested on charges of possessing illegal assault weapons during his tour with Wiz Khalifa. Thankfully, the allegations against Jeezy didn’t pan out. TMZ reports that a California court dismissed the charges this morning due to lack of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 4:13 pm

DJ Drama – “Right Back” Video (Feat. Jeezy, Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan)

A couple of months ago, DJ Drama shared “Right Back,” the star-studded, propulsive lead single off of his upcoming Quality Street Music 2. Although there’s still no word on a release date for the album, there’s now a Be El Be-directed video, which shows the Atlanta crew having a good time as only those starring… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 10, 2014 - 11:45 am

Jeezy – “Link Up” (Feat. Beenie Man & Ty Dolla $ign) (Prod. DJ Mustard)

Jeezy is the guy who signed YG, so it would’ve made sense if he’d gone in on the glittering, minimal DJ Mustard tracks on his last album Seen It All. Instead, Jeezy stuck with the thundering Atlanta churn that brought him into the game, and he sold a whole pile of records in the process. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch Jeezy & Future Dedicate “No Tears” To Joan Rivers On The Tonight Show

Joan Rivers was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, going all the way back to the mid-’60s Jack Paar era, and so the show obviously had to pay her tribute on the night she died. But I’m pretty sure nobody expected that tribute would take the form of Jeezy telling the crowd to put… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Jeezy – “Holy Ghost (Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

The not-so-young-anymore Jeezy’s Seen It All dropped yesterday, and today he followed that with a remix of single “Holy Ghost.” When posting the original, Tom noted the song is a rare departure into “thoughtful, introspective mode,” which makes it the perfect Jeezy song for a Kendrick Lamar guest verse. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 3, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Stream Jeezy Seen It All

Atlanta drug-rap motivational speaker Jeezy has now made five proper studio albums, as well as a neverending string of mixtapes. As far as the album-albums go, all of them are good, and a couple of them are great. Seen It All, Jeezy’s latest, is more in the “good” column than in the “great” one, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2014 - 11:06 am

Jeezy – “No Tears” (Feat. Future) Video

Atlanta rap fixture Jeezy releases his new album “Seen It All” in a couple of days, and he’s already shared a bunch of its songs: “Me OK,” the title track, “Beautiful,” “Holy Ghost.” But when I went to a listening session for the album last month in New York, the song that Jeezy seemed most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Jeezy – “Holy Ghost”

Atlanta stomp-rap champion Jeezy rarely goes into thoughtful, introspective mode, but that’s sort of what happens on “Holy Ghost,” his new song about recognizing the unlikeliness of his own rise. Jeezy’s new album Seen It All is a couple of weeks away from release, and this is the fourth song we’ve heard from it after… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 20, 2014 - 10:09 am

Jeezy – “Beautiful” (Feat. The Game & Rick Ross)

Atlanta’s formerly-young Jeezy has built up a durable 10-year catalog mostly by rapping about the triumphs and stresses of the drug trade over tense, gothic, monolithic production. But on “Beautiful,” a song from his forthcoming album Seen It All, he goes a different direction, rapping about getting used to the idea that you’re living well,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2014 - 10:37 am

Jeezy – “Me OK” Video

When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I ended up at a listening party for Seen It All, the new album from Young Jeezy (or, as he’d now prefer to be known, just Jeezy). I happened to be wearing all black that day, and Jeezy told me I was “G’ed up.” If… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Jeezy – “Seen It All” (Feat. Jay Z)

Young Jeezy got one of his first big career looks when Jay-Z rapped his ass off on a remix of Jeezy’s street hit “Go Crazy” way the hell back in 2005, and Jeezy and Jay have appeared on tracks together a handful of times since the. The no-longer-young Jeezy has a new album called SeenMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 9:42 am

The Week In Pop: Is Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse As Ridiculous As Expected?

I was prepared to ridicule Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse mercilessly. The title is preposterous, obviously; nobody says “chanteuse” except music critics too lazy to spend 15 seconds on thesaurus.com, and no one who spent part of this album’s gestation period judging American Idol can really be described as “elusive.” Then there wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Jeezy – “Me OK”

It’s been nearly a decade since Young Jeezy gave us his game-changing Trap Or Die mixtape, so it makes sense that he’s recently dropped the “Young” from his name. But it’s remarkable how Jeezy’s churning triumphant street-rap hasn’t changed over the years, keeping its vigor and energy as well as its basic sound. On Jeezy’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 11:26 am
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