The Inspiration - Young Jeezy
The Inspiration Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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.

See all 17 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. VictoraB
    Jan 8, 2007
    10
    This shit was excilent!!!!!!
  2. DennisT
    Jan 12, 2007
    10
    This is probably one of the best albums jeezy is going to. Not the best but one of the best.
  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. DeSeanJ.
    Dec 26, 2006
    7
    This album is tite! Me and my cal boys bump our heads to this song! Gotta lov tha beat and tha production on this gangstz album! As for me, I This album is tite! Me and my cal boys bump our heads to this song! Gotta lov tha beat and tha production on this gangstz album! As for me, I am on metacritic now bees, so I promise not to drop any mo' passes cuz I'm game gonna get tite! Lov Jeezy's prodo. If I do drop passes, I just might transfer but I won't cuz I get playing tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime! I ain't no Freddie Mitchell, and I won't hatin' on USC anymore cuz I score touchdowns while I wait for Longshore's bitch ass to throw me the ball! Expand
  6. Eileen'sEdwin
    Mar 11, 2007
    6
    Great beats, mediocre lyrics. I'm sure his next album will be even better. And don't worry, this is a high 6 (very near a 7).
  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.

See all 23 User Reviews