Jeezy has Southern style
“Put ya Rollies, in the sky (ayo) / Bottles up, hold ‘em high”
The man once known as Young Jeezy, the gentleman who used to be called Snowman, the artist formerly known as Lil’ J, the one and only Jeezy comes to the Las Vegas stage this weekend with his distinctly Southern rap sound. Jeezy, 40, spits verses with authority on tracks like “Me OK” and “All There.” He at once exemplifies the Dirty South sound Atlanta is famous for and is one of the main reasons it has been pushed to its limits.
Along with T.I. and Gucci Mane, he has been credited for developing trap music. The ultra-danceable style of song has now been co-opted by EDM and pop, but it came straight from the streets of the ATL. In addition to his solo successes, the man born Jay Wayne Jenkins has found musical triumphs as members of both United Streets Dopeboyz of America and Boyz n da Hood. Jeezy is also a favorite guest artist on tracks such as “I’m So Paid” by Akon and “War Ready” by Rick Ross.
There is a reason all those Rollies are in the sky and those bottles are on high when Jeezy hits the stage.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 9 p.m. Feb. 8, starting at $39.50 plus tax and fee, 18+. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster