The Inspiration

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2006
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. With no shiny, distracting megabeats in tow, Jeezy’s inherent flaws stand out much more sharply.
  2. Spottily effective gangster posturing.
  3. The strange thing about The Inspiration is how it's posited as an alternative to the much-bullied "conscious rap," and yet, it's among the least fun albums released this year.
  4. The New York Times
    40
    Young Jeezy’s appeal was never his writing, but now words sometimes fail him. [11 Dec 2006]
  5. Almost every dramatic synth swell, exploding snare and multi-tracked "Yeaaahhhh" has been done better elsewhere.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2016
    8
    Another good album by Young Jeezy who definitely is a trap star, the beats are dope, the LP is consistant and cohesive and Young Jeezy's gruffAnother good album by Young Jeezy who definitely is a trap star, the beats are dope, the LP is consistant and cohesive and Young Jeezy's gruff voice and dope dealing rhymes are as good as they can be. He is definitely not a lyricist but his charisma, baritone voice and excellent trap beats make this album a must have for trap fans. Full Review »
  3. ChrisW
    Mar 18, 2007
    2
    Another Rapper who is setting a bad example for Real Hip-Hop music and artists. This CD is pretty much crap. Stealing a song like "Bury me a Another Rapper who is setting a bad example for Real Hip-Hop music and artists. This CD is pretty much crap. Stealing a song like "Bury me a G" from 2pac is not the way to make a name for yourself. Another fake ass wanna be thug that is killing Rap Music. Full Review »