|Things I like about "Bottom of the Map" by Young Jeezy
||[07 Apr 2006|12:08am]
1. The crazy skeletal beat. Song launches right into it. It sounds like the echoes of someone banging on a sheet of metal.
2. The mad bounce when bass kicks in
3. The ravey synths that come in around 0:25. They're played out... no, they're dope... it's like that optical phenomenon where you see a cube "popping" back and forth between two equally valid configurations, except you're hearing synths pop between cool and wack.
fig a: this is the cube I was talking about. How many other reviews of hip-hop singles have COMPLICATED MATHEMATICAL DIAGRAMS!! what time it is?
4. The way Young Jeezy says "Young Jizzle", not quite a sing-song intonation but almost
5. The way he says "Heyyyyyyyyy" (inescapably cool)
6. The way he repeats "the" in the chorus -- "I do it for the trappers with the, the, the rocks"
7. The melodic bassline, almost subliminal, that plays during the verses. I find myself cranking up the volume louder and louder but that bassline remains strangely muffled. How does he get that sound?
Young Jeezy - Bottom of the Map
Def Jam, 2005
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