Young Jeezy - The Inspiration Album Review
Posted on April 29, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter
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Jeezy is back for his sophomore LP, "The Inspiration", off of Def Jam records and the CTE imprint. Jeezy's lyrics still lack a little cleverness and originality, but he still pulls off a credible CD.
For this CD, he recruited R. Kelly, Timbaland, Keyshia Cole, Slick Pulla, Blood Raw, and T.I. "The Inspiration" isn't as good as Thug Motivation, it lacks the bangers like "Go Crazy" and "And Then What." But he still manages to make a reasonably consistent album overall. Mostly because of the production with producers like Shawty Redd, Midnite Black, DJ Toomp, The Runners, Timbaland, Drumma Boy, Cool & Dre, J.U.S.T.U.I.C.E. LEAGUE, and DJ Smurf.
The singles, "I Luv It" and "Go Getta" provide the vibe for the album, but are weak songs compared to the remaining album tracks. Songs like "What You Talkin' 'Bout," "Mr. 17.5", "Dreamin," and "Still On It," are the best songs on the album. The rest are pretty solid, besides "Streets On Lock." Jeezy is still pretty over rated, he isn't one of the premier rappers in the game. He is an above average rapper who can make some hits. As soon as those lyrics improve, he'll be one of the best rappers in the game.
One of the reasons why this CD isn't as good is that he isn't a rookie anymore, he's not hungry. He has established himself and there isn't much more to prove. But still, decent LP and Young Jeezy is here to stay.