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EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he dropped the “Young” from his name an album ago, Atlanta mainstay Jeezy remains one of the toughest, most tenacious MCs in rap. His eighth album is a bruising affair, featuring production from the kind of post-trap upstarts (like London on da Track) who were probably listening to Jeezy’s classic Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 in their teens. And though there are moments of lightness and introspection (the Janelle Monae–featuring “Sweet Life”), Jeezy is quick to remind us that he remains “grind over mind” as he assumes the role of pastor.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he dropped the “Young” from his name an album ago, Atlanta mainstay Jeezy remains one of the toughest, most tenacious MCs in rap. His eighth album is a bruising affair, featuring production from the kind of post-trap upstarts (like London on da Track) who were probably listening to Jeezy’s classic Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 in their teens. And though there are moments of lightness and introspection (the Janelle Monae–featuring “Sweet Life”), Jeezy is quick to remind us that he remains “grind over mind” as he assumes the role of pastor.

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