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I cannot remember the last RAP ALBUM I had on repeat like I have Jeezy’s new Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition…the entire ALBUM is BANGING there is NOT one song on there that you can say JEEZY didn’t go hard on…he collaborated with some great artist on this project
Young Jeezy is in a league of his own as there are few more arresting sounds in music than the 34-year-old rapper in full growl. His voice is something like a garbage disposal come to life — scary, serrated, vicious. While his throat sounds full of gravel, the beats remain as big as boulders. It’s an imposing formula and one that hasn’t steered him wrong yet. As the title suggests, “TM 103″ is something of a thematic retreat, an album less of economic empathy and one of celebratory excess. On an album littered with guests, one of Jeezy’s best attributes is made all the more clear — for a rapper, he’s nearly peerless when it comes to delivering hooks, harsh croak and all. Every chorus sounds like a triumph and almost makes you want to chew on fiberglass and try to shout along.
In just 5 days (12.20.11) TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition drops & it features the 90-minute documentary “A Hustlerz Ambition”
XXL Magazine reports — Yesterday (November 17) protestors celebrated the two-month anniversary of their Occupy Wall Street movement by marching on downtown New York City. Several thousand people participated in the event, which resulted in over 200 arrests and of course, clashes with the police.
On the eve of the release of his latest album, TM:103 ‘Hustlerz Ambition,’ XXL sat down with Young Jeezy to find out his opinion on OWS and its supporters’ fight against inequality.
“I would riot,” Jeezy said, cosigning the 99% (as the protestors refer to themselves), “because we gotta get the money out of Washington. This is real. When you got middle class people taking a stance—because we always took a stance by the way, we always stood in the middle of our projects, our ghetto, and took our stance and our stance was hustling, robbing, what have you, to suvive. So now they don’t have those same options, so they gotta go march.” [Watch above]
The Trap Star likened OWS to the Black rights movement.
“We as a people marched millions of times before, whether it was the Million Black Man March or whether we marched with Martin Luther King, we marched or whether it was Malcom X, we marched. And now is their time to march. They gotta go stand up for what they believe in. Stand tall like a tree. If it takes getting jailed and pepper sprayed, if that what it takes to feed your kids then fuck it, let’s do it. You gotta understand there’s no way around not being able to feed your family. So if it’s gonna take some protests—motherfuckers have protested about less, unions and busses and shit—so now is the time. I think everybody should take their ass down there. That’s what I say.”
Young Jeezy’s new album is set to hit stores on December 20. Stay tuned to XXLMag.com next week for more from the Snowman. —XXL Staff
Jeezy’s TM103 will be hitting stores on December 20, 2011. ©: The Island Def Jam Music Group
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