The Inspiration

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Atlanta rapper's second Def Jam album includes contributions from Three 6 Mafia, Timbaland, Ludacris, T.I., and Young Buck.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. With his rumbling, slurring baritone and unyielding force of will, he rhymes with a preacher's power, only he's proselytizing from the corner, not the pulpit.
  2. Throughout The Inspiration, Jeezy shows a muddled desire to transcend the clichés he helped create, to create further complexity without ever resolving it.
  3. Vibe
    80
    Despite its frustratingly uniform theme--coke--and Jeezy's inflexible, one-speed rasp, his sophomore effort, The Inspiration, suggests that last year's victories were no fluke. [Feb 2007, p.121]
  4. Spin
    70
    This time around, it's as if the script has been reshot by Michael Bay--glossy and viscerally stimulating--and we're watching a coming attraction for a film that never starts. [Feb 2007, p.88]
  5. If there's one problem, it's the lack of surprises.
  6. With no shiny, distracting megabeats in tow, Jeezy’s inherent flaws stand out much more sharply.
  7. Almost every dramatic synth swell, exploding snare and multi-tracked "Yeaaahhhh" has been done better elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. JustinM
    Dec 26, 2006
    10
    I love this album!
  2. cHRISg
    Jan 10, 2007
    10
    indeed it's as hard as the first one. and whoever rated that shit 6.9 need to go listen to that shit again and smack they damn self, indeed it's as hard as the first one. and whoever rated that shit 6.9 need to go listen to that shit again and smack they damn self, then apologize for not having a better reason to hate..(well there's realy no justification for doing that shit either) See Gutta...Raleigh North Carolina.. Hit me on myspace Jeezy...send ya boi See Gutta a shoutout nigga!!!! Expand
  3. JohnDoe
    Feb 27, 2007
    10
    I think that this cd is rockin all cars,houses and clubs. It dont matter what song on his cd i can relate to it cuz what he is saying on any I think that this cd is rockin all cars,houses and clubs. It dont matter what song on his cd i can relate to it cuz what he is saying on any song is real.I think he is a mastermind at punchlines 2. The beats r a bump u b rockin ya head to i say atleast, 13/16 songs.If yall think jeezy sucks then go cop the album, listen to it, then u try to make a cd were the people of the USA be feelin 16/16 songs. Expand
  4. NickL
    Jan 1, 2007
    8
    I wouldn't call it a great album by any means but it is very good. The songs are catchy, the beats are out of control and the lyrics are I wouldn't call it a great album by any means but it is very good. The songs are catchy, the beats are out of control and the lyrics are as clever as always. Expand
  5. BrettS.
    Dec 26, 2006
    7
    You know, Jeezy must be pretty good. He keeps real simple, and can inspire with the best of them while partying it up. It is very danceable You know, Jeezy must be pretty good. He keeps real simple, and can inspire with the best of them while partying it up. It is very danceable and I can dance to it! And my brain doesn't have to pay attention to any of the lyrics. Gooooo Jeezy! Expand
  6. EricG
    Jan 12, 2007
    4
    Yo, yo, you got to get tha Jim Jones album. It's balla!
  7. PaulW.
    Dec 19, 2006
    0
    This album is not too good. Why did I even buy this? I must go listen to Young Jibbs and Jamie Kennedy now.

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