Jeezy’s Holy Ghost Never Left The Hood, In This Intimate Look (Video)

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Since released, “Holy Ghost” is one of Seen It All’s more chilling moments. There seems to be a lot of subtext in Jeezy’s simple song about Rolls Royces. The religious reference perhaps claws at the deities of power and fame. With Don Cannon’s menacing production, the record calls back to those sinister tracks that made Jeezy a household name in 2005 and 2006, through his first two studio albums.

The video plays with this. With a narrative opening, the visual primarily deals with Jeezy operating the streets at night, from the rear of his Rolls limousine. However, the religious iconography, the cinematic techniques, and Jeezy’s deadpan looks at the camera…it certainly seems to be more.

What do you read into this statement from one of the more guarded superstars of Gangsta Rap in the last 10 years?

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