Young Jeezy & CTE “#ItsThaWorld” Mixtape Download & Stream
Young Jeezy & CTE release their Official Mixtape #ItsThaWorld, Presented by CTE World. The 6-track tape Features Yo Gotti, Rich Homie Quan, Juicy J, YG, DJ Drama & Doughboyz Cashout.
CTE World also known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment, is a Hip Hop record label founded by American rapper Young Jeezy and his childhood friend Kinky B. As of December 2012 Young Jeezy had officially signed a distribution partnership between his CTE World imprint and Atlantic Records. The label is currently home to artists such as Jeezy, YG, USDA, Slick Pulla, and Doughboyz Cashout among others. As promised Young Jeezy delivers his free EP, #Itsthaworld. Featured on the six-track project are Doughboyz Cashout, YG, Rich Homie Quan, Juicy J, Yo Gotti and DJ Drama. Atlanta up-and-comer Rich Homie Quan, Juicy J, and Yo Gotti make the cypher complete on the feature tip.
#ItsThaWorld has more features than the usual Young Jeezy solo mixtape, hence the title Young Jeezy & CTE. Frequent collaborator Yo Gotti, jumps on “Woke Up” and on the hard hitting DJ Drama street single, “4 What” also featuring the always turnt up Juicy J. “4 What” is a stand out joint on #ItsThaWorld and will make a lot of noise in the streets as the heat arrives. CTE signees Doughboyz Cashout add that young wild aura to three songs, “Mob Life”, “Hella Ice”, and the fore mentioned “Woke Up”. YG goes hard on the betrayal theme song “The Homie”, and is joined by Rich Homie Quan on “My N*gga”. YG also collabs with Doughboyz Cashout on “Hella Ice”.
Young Jeezy and DJ Drama created a dynamic surge of hard hitting street music that started in the hood but crossed over across the map. When you think about mixtapes in the South, those two were pioneers. Classic drops such as Streetz is Watching, Trap or Die, Can’t Ban The Snowman and I am the Street Dream made Jeezy a mixtape legend. Later offerings like Trap or Die 2, The Last Laugh and The Real is Back (1 & 2), solidified Young Jeezy as the go to guy for trap rap. Vivid stories, 808 trunk rattlers, signature ad-libs plus those go hard club anthems are the Snowman’s specialty. These factors make any Young Jeezy release an instant download, especially a free and legal one.
#ItsThaWorld has been labeled as an “EP”. (An extended play (EP) is a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP.) #ItsThaWorld only contains 6 songs. With so much mixtape material dropping on a daily basis, it’s easy to lose track of who dropped what and when and that allows listeners to move on to newer material much easier and faster. By releasing shorter tapes, the artists can keep their loyal fans plus casual listeners attention span at the same time. Look for this to continue on the mixtape circuit with possibly more releases from artists and deejays but less songs and shorter compilations.
Not only is Young Jeezy the Senior Vice President of A&R over at Atlantic Records, he also has a joint venture with them for his own label CTE World. He stated he was wiping the slate clean and starting over with a brand new wave of artists. Gary, Indina emcee Freddie Gibbs left the CTE label in late 2012. Another former CTE artist Scrilla, also moved on around the same time. Atlanta native Slick Pulla, who was with Jeezy from the start of his career and also featured in the CTE signed group USDA, has been absent for the past two mixtapes. On #ItsThaWorld new artists rep under the CTE banner. Detroit based group – Doughboyz Cashout, a young collective of rappers who represent all different parts of Detroit. Compton artist YG, a member of the 2011 XXL Freshmen class has his own label Pushaz Ink which is distributed through Def Jam. This mixtape seems to be a preview of things to come regarding new talent from CTE World.
Young Jeezy is without a doubt one of the biggest names in Hip Hop as well as a leader in the mixtape division. Always reppin’ for the A, he is considered to be in the upper echelon when it comes to this trap music. Follow on Twitter @YoungJeezy @YG @DBCORN @CTEthaWorld @MedievalBeatz Free Rap Beats
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