Listen: Young Jeezy’s “Seen It All”, featuring Jay Z
Since announcing plans to release his fifth studio album back in September, Jeezy hasn’t shared much beyond a few teaser tracks and the album’s scope. “This is my street origins,” he said in a recent interview. “This is probably my first album where I can explain and let niggas know where I stand. In layman’s terms, the statute of limitations is over with.”
Jeezy and Hov are no strangers to one another, having teamed up in some way on a number of tracks, including “Go Crazy”, “Real As It Gets”, “I Do”, and the “I Put On” remix. As such, they’ve found a way to sync their styles in a rather organic manner, as both spit rhymes that balance braggadocious wordplay with a little depth and insight into their shared origins. There’s not quite as many standout zingers or one-liners as one might expect from a Jay track, but it’s still fun to hear him link up with an emcee he most definitely respects.
July 1st, 2014