The Inspiration - Young Jeezy
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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. 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. Jeezy has a competent flow, good breath control, plenty of hot beats and all-star guests, and yet this album really is a sequel to "101" in all but name because it picks up where the last one left off without even trying to differentiate between the two.
  5. 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]
  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 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23