Jeezy Debuts ‘Seen It All’ Featuring Jay Z, Announces Album Release Date
It’s been three long years since Jeezy‘s ‘TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition,’ but he made some promising strides towards his follow-up album last night (June 30). In addition to announcing the release date — Sept. 2 — of his forthcoming ‘Seen It All’ LP, the CTE CEO debuted the project’s title track, which just so happens to feature an appearance from Jay Z.
Between ‘I Do,’ ‘Real As It Gets’ and, of course, ‘Go Crazy,’ Jay Jenkins and Shawn Carter have always made a pretty good team, and this latest collaboration doesn’t buck the trend. Supplied by hypnotic, woodwind-laced production from former Taylor Gang staple Cardo, the ex-dope boys rap about what they both know best: pushing weight.
Jeezy handles the hook duties and leads off with an opening verse, taking a trip down memory lane and winding up back on the corner. However, it’s Hov’s sharp pen and eye for retrospective detail that really steals the show as he recalls both the spoils (“Big body all white s— looked like a yacht”) and setbacks (“Emory got knocked, we was down 10″) of selling crack.
According to Cardo, ‘Seen It All’ was originally intended for last year’s ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail.’ But it might be a good thing this was left ’til later, because the game’s been needing a Jay Z verse like this all year. Listen to the track below and purchase on iTunes here.