I personally don’t judge albums based on personal external drama & strife. Gave a bump to Thicke after all. Every album is another story in the life (whether fiction or non-fiction) of artists. And this time, Jeezy decided to write an dark ghetto gospel based on his autobiography. The mood reflects the POV of a man who has seen too much in his 37 years on this earth. Reminded me of J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’. Personal, reflective, and a bit apologetic.
Jeezy rhymes are some of the strongest in his career. The consistency allows the album flow interrupted as the beats bloom with each passing second. You get 65% Jeezy & 45% guest cameos from his friends (August, Jay Z, Rick, Game, Future, Etc). Luckily, Jeezy puts each star in his place. This is his record. Not Jay Z (feat. Jeezy). Quite a feat to balance.
He’s always been one of the honest rhymers in the game, but Jeezy needed to make a record like this. Real shit. Front to back. For if the story ends, this record highlights Jay Wayne Jenkins in the most haunting spotlight — standing before his fans in booth like a confessional. Left me saying: “Something like Illuminati”!
Experience Jeezy’s Autobiography below:
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