I felt the streets needed some real music. At the end of the day, I never do an album without putting out a tape [first]. I felt that I would have been cheating if I ain’t do so. I went in the lab, got with my homie Cannon. [We] whipped it up. I’m on the block. The sound of this tape is a little different, I can’t lie. I wanted to do real music. I wanted to do a timeless mixtape.
After the jump Jeezy goes into more detail about three tracks (Trap Or Die 2: Reloaded x Greatest Trapper Alive x Ill’n f. Clipse).
Trap or Die 2 Reloaded
I wanted to let them know I’m not playing any games. I’m the best at it when it comes to that situation. Really a lot of situations, but that [song] would be my favorite, because I really got it off.
Greatest Trapper Alive
I like it, because its playa and symbolic. That record won’t play out anytime soon. It’s always gonna be one of them good mixtape records. If you listen to what I’m saying, it’s all true. ‘Hop in my Cutlass and haul ass/ Money first, money second, so that makes y’all last/ It’s way too much at stake to be playing with y’all ass/ Too much to going on to be playing with y’all ass.’ Don’t get me started.
Ill’in” f. Clipse
I got two special features on there. I never really did a record with these guys. But they the only other cats I heard talking like me. You gonna like this one. Shout out to VA. You would think it would be on your album, but it’s not. That’s what Trap or Die is for me. I wanted to do songs that the average cat would leave for their albums. I always been hungry, by the way. I didn’t want to make it seem easy, talk about my Rolex. I wanted to get in your heart. I wanted to make you think what I was thinking. You gotta séance the room, like my man say. You can’t crown the air unless you séance the room.