Jeezy feat. The Game and Rick Ross – “Beautiful” Aug14

Jeezy feat. The Game and Rick Ross – “Beautiful”...

Photo by Prince Williams – ATLpics.net From the moment the track starts, the falsetto melody haunted me, not because of its tones, but because I could not place the sample. It was a foreign group, I believed, but maybe Galt MacDermott instead. I couldn’t stop thinking about the voice. Rather than searching through my sample archive, I hope to find another artist who sampled the same track. I started with Dilla, but that was not right. Maybe MF Doom…I combed through all his Special Herbs. What a gold mine but no dice. It felt like something Curren$y would use, but I couldn’t find it there. I should’ve looked harder. Eventually I cheated and let the Internet eventually tell me. C-Section posts were growing on Soundcloud. I knew younger ears would tie it together. And there it is: Cortex – “Chanson D’un Jour D’hiver” I can finally focus on the meat of the song. Jeezy, (The) Game, and Rick Ross are actually almost engaged in a 3-man weave. So many times an artist will have a song with two features, and the customers receive a track comprised of verse-hook-verse-hook-verse. Since all 3 men have a smooth, conversational flow, riding over the French jazz sample is a natural fit. Actually anyone with a nice flow can spit over a Cortex-driven and sound good. Because the more I listen to “Beautiful,” the more zoned I get into Black Metaphor’s drums riding underneath the soprano(?) vocals. Anyways #SeenItAll coming soon. “Beautiful” is out now. (2dopeboyz) To learn about Cortex’s influence on current rap...

DJ Infamous feat. Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, and Hitmaka – “Double Cup” Feb18

DJ Infamous feat. Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, and Hitmaka – “Double Cup”...

This video appears today, and I have a lot of questions which were answered in this Behind The Scenes video (go here first) The formula is this. DJ Infamous is skinny DJ Khaled. He’s done this overseering before to great success. Then find a mediocre rapper turnt singer in search of a resurrection. Hitmaka FKA Yung Berg FKA Iceberg Find a willing producer like KE on the Track to make the record. Add 3 Southern rappers, preferably over-30 rappers to lend legitimacy. Recipe for a hit. (OnSmash via...

August Alsina feat. Jeezy – “Make It Home” Feb13

August Alsina feat. Jeezy – “Make It Home”...

Two years ago, (Young) Jeezy struck gold with “Leave You Alone,” a slow burner with Ne-Yo on the chorus. This wasn’t Snowman Jeezy, here he was channeling Ja Rule’s sensitivity without diving into the self-parody of Ja Rule’s slavish need to ryde or die for his woman. Chuck! Meanwhile, this is still an August Alsina track. This is the same “hold it down while I trap” song that has been done before. However, Alsina doesn’t overplay his vocals. He sounds vulnerable not defiant. That’s Jeezy’s job. Good work,...

Jeezy feat. Rocko and 2 Chainz – “Benihana” Feb07

Jeezy feat. Rocko and 2 Chainz – “Benihana”...

Before I address Jeezy’s elastic metaphor, Rocko mentions how he cooks a filet mignon well done. He does know a filet mignon is beef not pork. My conclusion despite his verse: Rocko really can’t cook. Or Southern Blacks don’t know how to eat a steak. Now Jeezy and this song’s hook. The money in bag smell like blow and marijuana. I whip it right here in your face. Benihana! Absurd, right? So like a chef at Benihana who cooks right in front of their customers, Jeezy is prepared to put his work right in your face. I think that’s what he means. Sure. Again, play this at a high volume. Your hype Friday night depends on...

Doughboyz Cashout feat. Pusha T, Jeezy, and Big K.R.I.T. – “Pure White” Feb07

Doughboyz Cashout feat. Pusha T, Jeezy, and Big K.R.I.T. – “Pure White”...

I was supposed to post this earlier. FML. This track is incredible. Play this at high volume. It’ll make your Friday night...