SDA A cold summer – A bunch of white girls run through the streets in bulging hotpants and cheerfully draw the population to the upcoming blizzard on May 22nd. Never happened, it was too stupid for the boys. Instead, one renounces gimmicks like this supposedly planned promotion to the first single White Girl and focuses on the essentials: Thug motivation. What brings us that? Entertainment and above all music with power, hymns that help you to bite your teeth in everyday life and get your ass up when it matters. One of the albums of the year.
So half a year after his second platinum spree, The Inspiration, Young Jeezy has new stuff on the road and presents the United Streets Dopeboyz of America. Notably the Slick Pulla from Atlanta, Georgia and Bloodraw from Florida. Both with a similar it-is-so-exaggerated-cool emphasis as the 29-year-old boss, but just different styles and voices. While Young Jeezy on the third album with the same rap style might be too monotonous for some and Bloodraw on full length might be a bit exhausting, the three of them make it together, the Go Getta music that has shaped the last 2 years to warm up again pleasantly. 14 tracks, almost without features (Jadakiss, R. Kelly and Bun B help on the Go Getta remix, with Roccett and 211 from California are Jeezy’s latest signings here) and without much innovation. In the middle part it gets a little bit more R’n’B-calmer, all in all it’s just blown into the horn like there’s no tomorrow. An unrestrained ego boost over 14 tracks, the white girl is already a good metaphor.
In fact, the good Atlanta Trap music, which this year with TI’s album is yet to experience another climax, seemingly a lot of the evil Yayo: the Swagger (read: bragging), the energy and the consequences, perhaps. All without the dangerous side effects, such as a permanently softened brain, cardiac arrest and bleeding nasal walls. That’s how drugs can be fun. Cold Summer follows all the genre and Jeezy concepts, the coke word games, dealer / strip club / mach-money themes and the beat anthems. His latest work, The Inspiration, was able to live up to the commercial platinum expectations, but continued quite unspectacular where the classic Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 stopped. That’s exactly what he is doing with USDA. In the end, however, something even better could have come out than on the last solo prank, which was one of the most successful releases of the year 06 after all. Na’s fans will be hard to convert, but the trapper is happy. Young Jeezy himself compares the result with “Trap or Die on steroids”, ie with his successful Breakthrough Mixtape on steroids. Pure street music, albeit in clean high-tech beat-agility.