Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mixtape Review: Young Jeezy's The Last Laugh

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 2:58 PM

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The Deal: On the date which his album was originally supposed to drop, we get a mixtape instead from Young Jeezy.

The Good: "I'm Trippin" was ok. "Do It Again" would be a serviceable intro track to the actual album. All the beats by the incarcerated Shawty Redd were what you'd expect but probably would've jumped out the speakers even more if were available to put some minor touches on them.

The Bad: Completely uninspired, predictably generic lyrics and regurgitated themes, even the beats felt like joints resurrected from the cutting room floor. There was no sight of his signature flair and cleverness, which usually makes you forget you heard him spit about these things better. It actually sounded like an up and comer trying to make a mixtape sound like Young Jeezy instead of Young Jeezy himself.

One line on "Jizzle" says, "swear I hate n*ggas, I should be a fuckin' Nazi." I'm not even sensitive about shit like that but that felt out of place.

Still trying to figure out who the “they” is that says life is like a strip club, too.

The Verdict: Fingers crossed these were just throw aways from TM103 because this did the opposite of making me want that album. Thankfully, he's been three-for-three on studio albums, but none of his mixtapes have been as good or as impactful as Trap Or Die in 2005.


Release date: Sept. 29, 2010

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