Young Jeezy

You Can't Ban the Snowman

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Hooking up for his third mixtape with DJ Drama, Young Jeezy unleashes a set of freestyles, collaborations, and unreleased tracks on the hard and raw You Can't Ban the Snowman. Beats from the Roc-a-Fella and G-Unit camps are lifted for backing tracks, the latter's work for Mobb Deep's "Have a Party" being used for "Gangsta Party" which is the fierce, over-the-top highlight. Contrasting all the rawness is the cool "Say I," a Christina Milian track that ended up on her album So Amazin'. What makes the BCD release of this mixtape so interesting is that their reissue takes this underground release above ground and there are no "thank you"s or "courtesy of"s in the liner notes for Milian's Island label, G-Unit's Interscope, or any of the other mega-corps that own other tracks. Whether or not this release is approved or flying under the radar, BCD's reissue of You Can't Ban the Snowman brings the ramshackle, urgent, and entirely street mixtape experience to those who don't usually get a taste.

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