The Real Is Back

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The Real Is Back
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Mixtape by Young Jeezy
Released May 28, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:12
Label Corporate Thugz
Producer Lil Lody, Shawty Redd, D. Rich, Lex Luger, Drumma Boy, Midnight Black, DJ Squeeky, Metro Boomin, Supa Ced
Compiler DJ Drama
Young Jeezy chronology
The Last Laugh
(2010)The Last Laugh2010
The Real Is Back
The Real Is Back 2
(2011)The Real Is Back 22011

The Real Is Back is the tenth mixtape by American rapper Young Jeezy, It was released on May 28, 2011.[1] The Mixtape features guest appearances from 211, Slick Pulla, Scrilla, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Boo, Freddie Gibbs, and Alley Boy. "Ballin'" featuring Lil Wayne debuted and peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would eventually be included as a track on the deluxe edition of Jeezy's fourth studio album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition. Since the mixtape's release, it has been downloaded over 100k times on DatPiff, certifying the mixtape gold.


Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[2]

Ralph Bristout of XXL said "Things kicks off on the blazing opener, “The Real Is Back,” where Jeezy vents about the game while keeping it one hundred throughout: “Man, these niggas lying all on tracks, all on wax/ We don’t wanna hear you’re imaginations, just state facts.” Later, Da Snowman continues to live up to expectations on this Gangsta Grillz installment, offering a blanket of anthemic bangers (“Win,” “Count It Up”) and woofer-busting 808s (“Ballin,” “How U Want It”). On cuts like the Lex Luger produced ”All The Money” and the head-nodding “Snow Go,” the Def Jam signee is in fine form as he seeks to recapture his audience with his signature flow and trap talk. A highlight is on the previously leaked Freddie Gibbs-assisted “Run DMC,” where the two CTE reppers share a fluid chemistry. Former XXL Freshman Gangsta Gibbs solidifies his gangsta, spitting sordid lines like, “.357 to the tooth, bitch, I hope you picked up a dental plan”. A somewhat expected drawback to the release is that it at some points gets clichéd and stale in its content (“I Ball, I Stunt,” “Four”). With the heavy use of strong basslines and equalized beat drums, some tracks also begin to sound the same, dangerously blending into one another. Despite this, altogether Young Jeezy & DJ Drama’s The Real Is Back is a strong offering that’s sure to hold fans over until TM103 wakes out of limbo."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Real Is Back" Lil Lody 4:37
2. "How U Want It" Lil Lody 4:36
3. "Drama and Jeezy Speaks"   0:46
4. "Win" Shawty Redd, D. Rich 3:37
5. "All the Money" (featuring 211) Lex Luger 3:17
6. "Snow Go" (featuring Slick Pulla) Lil Lody 3:04
7. "Broads" (featuring Scrilla & Slick Pulla) Lil Lody 4:06
8. "Flexin" (featuring Fabolous & Yo Gotti) Drumma Boy 4:52
9. "Ballin'" (featuring Lil Wayne) Lil Lody 4:56
10. "Rollin" (featuring Fabolous) Lil Lody 3:09
11. "Slow Grind" Midnight Black 2:43
12. "Hoodstar" (featuring Slick Pulla) DJ Squeeky 3:12
13. "Count It Up" (featuring 2 Chainz) Midnight Black 4:20
14. "Talk About It" (featuring Boo & Scrilla) Lil Lody 4:20
15. "Run DMC" (featuring Freddie Gibbs) Lil Lody 3:59
16. "Count It on the Floor" Lil Lody 4:12
17. "Four" (featuring Alley Boy) Metro Boomin 3:15
18. "I Ball I Stunt" (featuring Scrilla) SuperCed 4:40
19. "Drama and Jeezy Speaks 2"   0:34
20. "Do It for You" (featuring Freddie Gibbs) Lil Lody 4:50


  1. ^ "New Mixtape: Young Jeezy x DJ Drama The Real Is Back". November 12, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Bristout, Ralph (November 4, 2012). "Young Jeezy & DJ Drama, The Real Is Back". XXL. Retrieved June 1, 2012.