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NYTIMES article on Young Jeezy

December 13, 2006

NYTIMES: 

 Though the Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy appears to be as cocky as they come, he never thought he would top the Billboard charts when he released his major-label debut album, “Let’s Get it: Thug Motivation 101,” last year. Chock full of gritty rhymes about his life on the wrong side of the law, the album turned him into a critics’ darling and a spokesman for Any Hood, U.S.A., and the antihero of suburban fans across the county.

“I knew I’d do well in the streets, but I didn’t think I’d do so well in the mainstream,” he said over brunch at a Midtown Manhattan hotel. “A lot of people can’t handle the truth.”

Apparently they can. The album sold nearly two million copies at a time when a third of that is considered impressive. And fans weren’t buying just his music. Jeezy, also known as the Snowman (a not-so-veiled reference to his days has a cocaine dealer), had listeners sporting T-shirts featuring sinister-looking Frosties. Now he’s back with a new album, “The Inspiration,” released yesterday, which again offers snapshots of life knee-deep in Atlanta’s mean streets. The rapper, a self-professed “perfectionist,” said he recorded 120 songs and chose what he believed were the best 16 for the album.

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2 comments

  1. Pretty crazy, hip-hop is alive?


  2. what is a mortazob
    snowman bitch



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