Just watched Old Jeezy’s video for the single, “Dreamin'” featuring girlfriend and possible razor blade under the tongue carrier, Keyshia Cole. The video starts off with small children saying what they would like to be when they grow up. The goals vary: architect, doctor, basketball player, and of course a young girl named Keyshia wanting to be a singer. Lastly, the then ten-year-old “Jeezy R.” says he just wants to be alive.
I understand, but got damn. Mood killer.
Pop-Pop then proceeds to dedicate the song to anyone with a dream. A coke dealer who made a successful transition from coke dealer to rap star based off of the popularity of coke rap is telling me to not give up on my dreams.
Anyone else feeling inspired yet?
Well he did say he took his life and made it an album. I guess you can’t offer too many life lessons if that’s all you know.
Then there’s Keyshia, who we see at the end of the video doing the tried-and-true sing-a-long with the church choir scene. Nevermind only a few weeks ago the girl with the H-Ci orange inspired hair color was put on front street for messing up the words to one of the easiest gospel songs ever…on Easter Sunday no less. Surprised God didn’t edit that scene out.
Jeezy gets an A for effort, or maybe a C for coke, but this is no “I Can” — which probably means more people will relate to it. Personally, I’d only be inspired by a coke rapper if the beat went harder.
EDIT: I posted this a week ago from youtube and only now is it showing up. Step your game up, youtube!