(NewsnMusic) Last Friday, Jeezy released his long awaited album Trap or Die 3 — the third installment to his definitive series. When the rapper stopped by The FADER recently, he talked about his extensive mixtape discography and ranked his personal top 5. As a maven of hood classics, Jeezy shed light on what made his debut project Trap or Die so special and the sonic impact of Trappin Ain’t Dead.
In addition to reminiscing on his favorite projects, Jeezy also spoke about what it was like to work with DJ Drama in his early aughts, a memorable feature from rapper Lil Will, and coveted Jazzy Pha cuts on Streets Is Watchin.
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DeRon Beasley is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of FreshAsFrankie.com. After starting out as a musician-producer he went on to study the music business and work in Urban Promotions, followed by artist management. Mr. Beasley entrepreneurial spirit has led him to launch numerous businesses in music and fashion marketing. He’s a huge fan of the ’80s and ’90s Hip Hop and R&B, and he’s a firm believer that Hip Hop Music will never die.