Jeezy Featuring Lil Jon, "Jizzle"

70 Billboard Rating

Jeezy is one of the more commercially successful rappers to keep his street cred fully intact. But a couple of elements from his latest single, "Jizzle"-the title, for starters-are dated and less gully than one would expect from the self-proclaimed greatest trapper alive. The loaded Shawty Redd production, with its double-speed marching band drums and ceremonial organs, is engaging all on its own. But Lil Jon's pervasive "Yeeeah" and "Whaaat" ad-libs seem a bit unnecessary-not to mention odd, especially considering there's hardly anything "street" about him. Still, Jeezy's patterned, sing-song rhymes are appealing ("Don't let that rich shit fool ya, still come through ya/Panoramic ass nigga, yeah, I'll shoot straight through ya," he raps) and his raspy voice is always welcome. "Jizzle" makes for great album filler, but not necessarily the best lead single from a highly anticipated album.

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