With much of the nation on lockdown due to the coronavirus situation, Jeezy realized that the world could probably use a little bit of Thug Motivation. Locking in for a quick project with longtime collaborator and producer Shawty Redd, the Snowman delivers a handful of tracks that should hold fans over.
Jeezy’s return to music since parting ways with Def Jam after the release of what was thought to be his final project in TM104: The Legend of the Snowman from last year. Snow, who has been active in the press lately after speaking with Elliott Wilson and Charlamagne Tha God in a pair of interviews, shared with Wilson in their chat that he and Shawty Redd completed the seven-song Twenty/20 Pyrex Vision in just two days.
In our quick listen to the release, Jeezy and Redd are completely in sync and deliver some of the most potent-sounding music of Snow’s career of late. And if you’re expecting features, you won’t hear any as Jeezy effortlessly does all the heavy lifting with the rapping portion of the release and yes, the adlibs are still among the greatest in the game.
This is a sentiment shared by many on Twitter with some feeling that his album from last year was beneath his usual standards. Of course, there are some fans on the social media network that framed the project as some mid but they’re in the minority. No, it isn’t the melodic style of music that dominates the speakers and headphones of today’s youth but instead is a callback to a different era in Southern Hip-Hop.
Check out the reactions to Jeezy and Shawty Redd’s Twenty/20 Pyrex Vision below.
Jeezy dropped & I can’t go outside & be ignant pic.twitter.com/YxpdECwAGp— Jon Alexander 🥶 (@chillseason) March 27, 2020
New Jeezy, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug all in the same night? Time to throw on some black high top forces and a Magic Tracy McGrady jersey. pic.twitter.com/dM7bBM5cpl— Tony T. (@TonySoSuave) March 27, 2020
Jeezy dropped its officially a recession— PeaceLove&MumboSauce (@igotit4free) March 27, 2020
You sound crazy right now. That is the motivation. Where the niggas that did what he's done now? Graveyard or prison yard. Can't stay trapped in the mind. Eventually you gotta level tf up.— Prodotto Di #HKY✴⛵ (@ShurleyDaDon) March 27, 2020
Last time America was in a recession, who was there for us with a full album? Jeezy.— ernestwilkins 🇺🇸🏁🧹 (@ErnestWilkins) March 26, 2020
When we wanted to celebrate Obama being elected AND our new blue Lambo, who was there? Jeezy.
Oh, it’s a pandemic AND a recession?Guess what???
NEW JEEZY ALBUM TOMORROW, PROD BY SHAWTY REDD pic.twitter.com/mGgnLBh0Vc
Me hearing that Jeezy is dropping a new album tonight.— 🎄 America is musty🎄 (@DragonflyJonez) March 26, 2020
Me after Jeezy revealed it's produced entirely by Shawty Redd. pic.twitter.com/6cYftjR8xu
I believe jeezy once said “ b*tch get ya mind right “ https://t.co/q2ZUdHnP1L— Cc_Chubbs (@NyCc_Chubbs) March 27, 2020
So Jeezy dropped a new album and none of y’all told me? pic.twitter.com/OC7xSXFC3T— Mikal (@fupawhisperer) March 27, 2020
I don’t like how niggerish I act when any Jeezy song comes on 🥴😂 https://t.co/FnjcOEPrFJ— Lori Harvey (@_SkinnyB) March 27, 2020