If Jeezy opts to work with the right collaborators on the next project, perhaps hell find the motivation to make another street classic. Jay-Z also comes strong, as per usual, and Jeezy excels with his opening verse. The track aspires to be inspirational but falls short of its goal. Guest rapper 2 Chainz adds nothing memorable to the proceedings. Supafreak featuring 2 Chainz C- What better way to celebrate your success as a street pharmacist than to get high, get drunk, and find a promiscuous partner for the evening? Again, Lil Lody is responsible for the beat. While the subject matter isnt anything new, what raises this song above your standard ghettos got us trapped but we still gon make it anthem is the contrast between Jeezys gravelly drawl and Jills buttery vocals. Youre married to the game.
Sorry, Future, but unless you switch your style up, you wont have a future in the rap game. League figured into the mix, Jeezy was able to craft songs that were enjoyable, memorable, and sometimes emotional. What I Do Just Like That C Jeezy spits self-aggrandizing lyrics over horror movie pianos and whiny synths. The gothic piano chords from Warren G add a touch of menace, just enough to remind you that this playalistic song is about a thug and his bad chick. Then again, that may be your thing.
This Ones For You featuring Trick Daddy B- This is almost a sequel to F. What are your thoughts on Young Jeezy — Thug Motivation 103? Once other producers, such as Warren G, M16, and J. I Do featuring Jay-Z and Andre 3000 A- We get it. Its funny that Jeezy has cemented his status as one of the genres premiere trap rappers but actually fares better when he tries different things, such as this song which he jokingly calls love making music. The soul-drenched production from M16 utilizes sped-up vocals, horns, and xxx drums to great effect.
Surprisingly, Lil Lody handle the production and managed not to botch it up. The beat, while generic, does have some get up and go. All We Do B Here, Jizzle simply praises his main chick. If this one doesnt find its way to radio, something is clearly wrong. These minor complaints will matter little to returning fans as their needs are put first with the front half of album rolling like a steamroller fueled by grind-time anthems. Waiting C Sorry for the wait is basically what Jeezys saying on the albums intro.
All three have done better than this. Lody, a Memphis native, may be a competent producer but his unapologetic aping of seasoned beatsmiths Lex Luger and Shawty Redd reveals hes yet to develop his own sound. Speaking of Outkast, Three Stacks delivers a stellar verse, which is fitting since rumors abound that it was originally a song for his debut solo. Way Too Gone featuring Future C+ Everything about this song screams Young Money, from the Noah 40 Shebib-ish beat, with its muted textures and atmospheric vibe, to the no-name guest star doing a pretty bad Lil Wayne impression. Jeezys layered hook and Lil Lodys anemic production fails to excite. While both Jeezy and Big Snoop Dogg fare well, this track belongs to The Dude, who makes being in need of herb sound as poetic as Solomons songs.
Once again, Lil Lody surprises on the beat, but this song works mostly because of Jeezy and Gibbs gangsterisms. Simpson murder case: killin that white bitch, the best to ever do it and get away with it, and the gloves dont fit him so they gotta acquit him. The song also marked Tips first appearance on wax after his second prison stint and he sounds both remorseful and rejuvenated. Theres nothing here you havent heard before. Trapped featuring Jill Scott B+ An interesting collaboration, the first song from production squad J.
Leave You Alone featuring Ne-Yo B+ Back to back love anthems on a Jeezy album? The first lesson was 2005s classic Lets Get It: Thug Motivation 101 and was swiftly followed the next year by The Inspiration also known as Thug Motivation 102. Jeezy and T-Double-D unleash a torrent of venomous verses upon their haters, enemies, and critic. Is it ambitious enough to keep Jeezys thug following motivated and inspired? Its that upstart producer Lil Lody handled the majority of the albums production. Nothing C- What is Jeezy rhyming about in this song? Thought the Snowman departed from his lesson plan when The Recession came around, but now hes back with a new album, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition. Here he's driven by the hunger to put things back where they were and live up to 's official subtitle, Hustlerz Ambition, along with its unofficial one, Trap or Die Tryin'. Rest assured, given its subject matter, the song is quite gutter; the smoothed out production, courtesy of Midnight Black, makes this one a winner.
Lil Lody is back on the boards for this one. Only about half the album, the latter half, is worth listening to more than once. If this is any indication of whats to come, however, perhaps a bit more time in the studio wouldve done some good. Jill Scott takes lead on the song with a spoken word intro; she also takes command of the hook. While coke rap can be entertaining, and even artful when done well, this track is rather lame, with limp references to the infamous O. .