I’m sure jeezy can still put out a good album, but I highly doubt he can put out anything that resonates with the public as much as his first three albums were able to
I was thinking the same thing…4 months ago.
But I think this Ross shit has shaken Jeezy up a lil bit. And no one can ignore how complacency has derailed careers like 50′s & TI’s (although in Clifford’s case, stupidity helped a large art as well).
I think Jeezy is very aware of his legacy and the crossroads he’s at. He’s releasing single worthy stuff that doesn’t really deviate from the persona he’s already established.
Jeezy never “sold out” so he’s gonna have the streets. The trick is keeping it in the trap while appealing to the masses & I think that’s exactly what Jeezy is working hard to produce.
He may never top his debut in terms of impact or hype but he can make a better album.
The entire industry, it seems, was taken by surprise when the initial sales reports on Tuesday’s releases started coming in, revealing that J Cole’s debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was running away not only from this week’s other new releases but from every other album in the marketplace.
Cole’s impressive start, which will land his LP in the neighborhood of 250k, represents the first chart-topper from Roc Nation since entering into its partnership with Sony Music. Not only that, but as the bible helpfully points out, the 26-year-old Roc Nation/Columbia rapper will be the first debuting solo artist to bow at #1 since B.o.B’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray accomplished this feat, albeit with 84k. Further, Cole will have the biggest debut for any act’s first album since Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday racked up a 375k first week last December
Say word, J. Cole moving 250k J cole and Hov and roc nation did it…. applauds