So maybe we already posted about both Plies and Young Jeezy today, but let's keep it going. Recently, both Rick Ross and Jeezy released songs that meld their booming voices to beats that feel more grown and smooth. It doesn't necessarily mean they've lost their edge, just that they're finding new places to take their husky vocals. They've both dabbled in this before (nearly all of Ross' Deeper than Rap and Jeezy's "Go Crazy" come to mind). Plies, on the other hand, has built his entire career on this juxtaposition. Even on his for-the-ladies tracks, he will basically just scream at you with his shirt off. You either like it or you hate it, and with every song we start to like it more.
April 26, 2010