This EP came out on October 13th this year. I’m pretty sure he’s using this as promotion for his upcoming album, Church In These Streets, which is apparently dropping on November 13. He’s obviously gonna be trying to give some political commentary with this project; to be honest… That’s probably a bad thing. That’s really not what I wanna hear from Jeezy. When I listen to Jeezy, I wanna hear some gangsta ass shit about cookin’ crack & whippin’ brothers’ asses in the streets. Politically conscious shit from gangsta rappers is almost always hard to take seriously. The cover for this project is fucking atrocious too. It’s not that I’m offended or anything—I don’t give a fuck about a piece of cloth—but it’s just not a very good cover. The simplicity isn’t even the problem tho… Just look at it. That shit looks so fuckin’ cheap. That really looks like a struggle rapper‘s album cover. Terrible. Who made that shit? It’s terrible. Hopefully the actual music is better. I kinda doubt it tho… He released a fucking… Well… I don’t even fuckin’ know what to call it… He released THIS shit…
…about a month ago. I get that he’s sayin’ “real” shit and everything, but… It’s just so goddamn… It’s so… So corny. It’s so fucking corny. It’s too overdramatic. There’s no problem with him saying real shit like this, but I don’t see why he felt the need to put it in the fuckin’ format of a speech. You’re fucking Jeezy The Snowman. I don’t know what the fuck made you think that people would pay more attention to this than they would a song about this same shit. The way he says this shit over the fuckin’ piano was just SO overdramatic and cheesy. It’s great that he has something important to say, but it’s not gonna be taken seriously if he delivers it like this. Shit, it probably won’t be taken seriously either way because, as I mentioned before, he’s Jeezy The Snowman. Hopefully he’s able to express it in a less corny and more believable format with this project. Every song is produced by D. Rich.
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Track 1: Politically Correct
This beat is interesting, but I don’t know how I feel about this… It sounds…disorganized. I don’t know. I’m not really feelin’ it. Especially not for Jeezy. I guess the first verse wasn’t that bad. The hook is average. Okay, he’s goin’ in again. “Racism at an all time high.” That’s… That’s just not true… An “all time” high? Really? I mean, it’s gotten pretty bad lately, but it’s definitely been way worse than this in the past. He probably just didn’t put as much thought into that one line as he should have. I’m not really feelin’ this song like that… It’s not horrible, but I can easily get the same content from a lot of other MCs. I’m not feelin’ the beat or the hook. Jeezy’s delivery & flow is nothing new. This is kinda wack to me. I feel bad for saying that since he’s trying to say some real shit, but this really isn’t a good song. 2/5
Track 2: Where I’m From
I don’t know about this beat. It’s really not horrible, but it just sounds like there’s too much goin’ on. It’s not horrible. There are parts of it I like, but the drum pattern is just too all over the place for me. I’m not really feelin’ this hook. Jeezy’s flow on the first verse is kinda cool. Kinda… Lyrically, it’s not really anything special. It’s just more of the same. It’s really not that bad, but it’s just not grabbing me. The beat was alright, the verses were alright, and the hook was wack. It’s not for me. I’m not really feelin’ it. This is wack to me. 2/5
I’m writing this about 14 days after originally posting this article, but he just released the music video for this song, so I’m finna go ahead and check that shit out. Goddamn. There are a shit load of plugs at the beginning. Okay, the video’s actually starting now. Man. This song is wack. The video so far is just a bunch of people from Jeezy’s hometown posin’ for the camera. Wow. It’s over. Well, that was pretty boring. You don’t need to see this video. It’s exactly what you expect it to be. The video doesn’t really show you anything interesting. It’s boring. It’s nothing that you haven’t seen in every other music video. It’s just a bunch of hood ass people from Macon, Georgia staring at the camera. The video’s just as shitty as the song. Not feelin’ it.
Track 3: Round Here
This beat kinda reminds me of DJ Mustard. It’s not trash, but it could definitely be better. I actually kinda fuck with it once the verse starts. The hook is average. I don’t know… This first verse isn’t really doin’ it for me. This song is just… not good. It just sounds like more generic shit I would hear on the radio. It doesn’t even sound catchy enough to make it to the radio tho. This is pretty underwhelming. I just can’t do this. It’s really not horrible, but as I said before, it’s just not good. This is wack to me. 2/5
Track 4: Change The World
There’s a pretty shitty sounding… I don’t even know what the fuck that instrument is… Is that an organ? Or horns or something? I don’t know. It sounds like the musical keyboard from GarageBand. Holy shit. This is pretty fuckin’ terrible. That intro with the fuckin’ GarageBand keyboard was pathetic. It stops for about two seconds, and then the beat “drops” I guess. Jeezy immediately comes in and it sounds so fucking shitty. Seriously this sounds really really really bad. This doesn’t sound like it’s coming from a veteran artist who’s released seven albums. Jeezy sounds like an amateur right now. This production is awful. His vocals don’t sound like they’re mastered properly. What is this shit? I cannot fuck with this beat at all. Holy shit. This hook is fucking awful. Jeezy… What the fuck are you doing? Why did you do this? You clearly weren’t trying with this shit… The verses are average I guess. “If I could change the world I’d free all my niggas.” That’s from the hook. Can you imagine if Jeezy, of all people, ruled the world? What the fuck? I don’t know what the fuck he thinks he’s doing in the background… Is that singing? What the hell is that? Is it just me or is this shit really not mastered properly? It sounds awful. I’m sorry, but this shit is fucking horrible. I don’t think it’s complete trash, but it’s still fucking terrible. This is wack af to me. I can’t fuck with this at all. The beat and hook are both wack af. It doesn’t sound like it’s mastered properly. The flow is nothing special. The concept is at least kinda different (kinda), but I personally don’t find it very interesting. This is really bad. 1/5
Track 5: Streetz
This beat is actually kinda hot… I like the primary loop. That bass isn’t really doin’ it for me. Not feelin’ this hook. The first verse was alright I guess. It wasn’t horrible. What the hell is that singing? I don’t even know what the fuck that is… He’s kinda singin’ in the background of the hook, which is wack. “I’m from a small town called we don’t give a fuck / Population ’bout 4,000, so I’m never givin’ up.” …What the fuck does the population being 4,000 have to do with you never giving up? There’s absolutely no correlation between those two facts. I’m sorry man, but I can’t fuck with this one. Nope. This is wack to me. The beat is alright, but the hook is wack, and the verses could definitely be better. This is wack to me. 2/5
Track +: Nov. 13 Freestyle (Prod. Cassius Jay)
This song isn’t part of the EP, but it was just posted on HotNewHipHop about three hours ago (It’s 9:02 PM on October 25th right now). It definitely isn’t gonna be on the album, so I figured I would just go ahead and let y’all know what I think of it. I haven’t heard it yet, so I’m goin’ into this completely blind just like everything else. This production already sounds a lot less rushed and cheap than that of the songs on the EP. It’s smooth as hell. Jeezy’s goin’ in now. Eh. It’s alright I guess. If we’re gonna pretend that this is really a freestyle then I guess I’ll say it’s not that bad. I don’t know. This definitely isn’t terrible. The only thing that I really like is the beat. It’s just one verse without a hook, which is pretty cool, but the verse itself isn’t really that impressive to me. The beat’s cool, but Jeezy’s verse isn’t enough to keep me interested. This is pretty average to be honest. It’s alright. 3/5
That EP was actually pretty goddamn bad. It really didn’t seem like he was even trying with this one. I feel kinda bad for saying this, but D. Rich really just isn’t that great of a producer. The production was underwhelming throughout this project. The overall quality of this project just wasn’t there. It sounds like some shit that one of the “cool” kids at my school would’ve recorded. Maybe it’s not that bad… It doesn’t even sound like the shit is mastered properly tho. It sounds like he recorded and released this entire project in one night. I can appreciate his attempts to spit about more meaningful topics on songs like Politically Correct, but he really doesn’t do that type of Hip Hop well. Maybe he can pull it off if he actually puts some effort into his music. He clearly didn’t with this project tho. I can’t fuck with this shit. I actually am interested in hearing his new album. The production quality will definitely be better than it was on this EP, and maybe he’s just saving all the good songs for that project. Hopefully. This EP right here is wack tho. Nah. Not feelin’ this one.
Least Favorite Song: Change The World
Favorite Song: Round Here
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