So this is what Jeezy‘s career has come to? Blatantly jacking the celebrity rapper name as near meaningless hook approach that Rick Ross perfected last year and then turned completely redundant in recent months. The irony in all of this is that Ross, of course, began his own musical journey as little more than a low-rate Jeezy clone. Student becomes teacher and the cipher’s complete. Produced by Ross architect Lil Lody (who is presumably who Ross calls whenever Lex Luger is off making better music with Juicy J) “Stripes” bangs hard enough in the empirical sense, with recent CTE signee (and another rapper who should know better than to bite so blatantly) Gibbs doing his standard issue, hyper technical gangsta rap thing that has (had?) the internet going nuts. But even that fails to overpower the mental image of a snake eating its own tail while wearing a Snowman T-shirt.
Download: Freddie Gibbs f. Young Jeezy, “Stripes (Run D MC)“