This time last year, after uncertain fans and the always-tuned-into-the-street blogosphere tried to relegate his career to that great big trap in the sky, Young Jeezy proved that he was very much alive with the release of the gold-selling album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition. Reestablishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in southern rap and beyond, Jeezy is spending some of his reclaimed goodwill by revitalizing the CTE brand. Part of that process includes taking a new job at Atlantic and parting ways with former business associates, but the fans don’t care about all of that. We want the music.
It’s Tha World pairs Jeezy once again with DJ Drama. Neither are the same hungry youngsters, eager to make names for themselves, that they were on Trap Or Die. Now, they both stand atop a large heap of accomplishments and are fending off those that wish to take their respective positions. So what can we expect from this new tape?
There hasn’t been the level of fanfare that most supporters remember from DJ Drama/Jeezy collaborations in the past, but then again, does anybody get that level of fanfare anymore? The goal to cultural relevancy extends past trending topics and blog buzz, to something much more simple. Will the tape be among the chosen few that are spoken about and listened to for more than a week? Give it a spin and decide for yourself.
Download — Young Jeezy – It’s Tha World Mixtape