Young Jeezy, or simply Jeezy, takes a reflective tone in his seventh LP, Seen It All: The Autobiography. Released by Def Jam and the rapper's CTE World label, Seen It All offers just what its title indicates. Jeezy shares his turbulent experiences and imparts some words of wisdom to young have-nots and the general public. He still occasionally gives in to his love for balling, but these diversions are a given in any Jeezy album. What's more important are the deeper songs of inspiration and understanding, like "Enough," where Jeezy encourages hard work and determination as just some of the ingredients needed for success, and "Holy Ghost," a no-judgement look at those drug dealers who have more compassionate motivations behind their actions. Jeezy is still crafty with his lyrical rhymes, and the varied beats make for fresh, original productions. He has finally recognized his long sought after, newly acquired, artistic legroom, and he has delivered with an album of the best of both his new and old selves. With more possibilities and potential still available to the Atlanta emcee for the future, Seen It All: The Autobiography sees Young Jeezy triumphantly coming full circle in a sense.
September 2, 2014