At a glance, Seen It All: The Autobiography doesn’t have a lot going for it. It’s album number five after a hit-and-miss number three and mostly rotten four, and Jeezy isn’t exactly known for switching up his shtick. SIA was met with longer-than-usual delays, it has a cheesy title and subtitle, and the Illuminati-influenced cover is about three years too late to be topical. Even with Boosie, the guest list could be not less surprising. But in spite of itself, Seen It All is a massive success that isn’t just a win for one of rap’s mainstays: it also stands… continue reading
A lot of rappers that fell under the CTE branch in the last couple years have sort of fell off the radar and Jeezy has kept it pushing. Always being an affiliate, Wink Loc hasn’t fell into that notion despite almost a year hiatus since his last release. He’s got a currently untitled EP in the works and that’s where “Want Me Dead” will appear on. T-Minus production is always top notch and fitting for these three. This will also be on DJ Folk’s FolkTape. Previously: Video: Wink Loc – Locomotive 3 (Intro)
August Alsina’s consistency mixed with the good music is the reason for his success. Def Jam is pushing ahead with his debut album, Testimony, coming out on April 15. That’s a smart move to do with him touring with 2 Chainz for a while in the months prior. “Make It Home” is the latest single that’ll appear on the LP. Not nearly as catchy but still a solid effort. Previously: Rocky Diamonds Ft. August Alsina – I Pray Follow @SermonsDomain
Whenever Trae Tha Truth drops a project, it deserves a listen for a lot of reasons. For one, he always manages to nab some special guest features that translate into exceptional music. In case you needed persuasion in that department to listen to his upcoming I Am King mixtape, here’s “Hold Up” (delivered by Lowkey). Featuring Diddy’s stunting (and no verse, unfortunately), Jeezy and T.I., the Beat Bully-produced track denotes dopeness. Previously: Trae Tha Truth Ft. Lil Boss, Wiz Khalifa & Jadakiss – 1 Up Follow @SermonsDomain
“Def Jam still couldn’t shelf me” YG is the definition of hard work. Signed in ’09, you might consider his situation to be bad with no debut album. But he cultivated a particular undeniable sound for the West Coast with his mixtapes. So, he’s able to floss a bit with lines like the one above. On “Birfday,” he takes a step out of his usual comfort zone and it turns out pretty memorable. Jeezy spits a decent verse too. My Krazy Life is due out in 2014. Previously: Video: YG on Album Title Change, “Who You Love” Ft. Drake & More… continue reading
It’s Tha World served as an introduction to Young Jeezy’s newest artists, Doughboyz Cashout and the more established YG. Boss Yo Life Up Gang is the 19-track compilation that showcases those two acts as well as Young Jeezy. Outside of that, not too many features are on it besides Rich Homie Quan, Nipsey Hussle and Roscoe. Stream and download it below.