Juicy J
Blue Dream and Lean


3.5
great

Review

by Mr. Lean Mug USER (112 Reviews)
March 26th, 2013 | 43 replies | 3,735 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Say you drugs to no, can't J Juicy

6 of 10 thought this review was well written

I wish I had the financial means and massive amounts of free time to ingest anywhere near as many drugs as Juicy J. While he's always been a "crazy, high-ass nigga" during his tenure with Triple 6 Mafia, it has become even more readily apparent during his mixtape years. I, personally, think it's great he's getting it in. Juicy's pushin' frickin 40- he don't have time to fuck around.

Real talk though: if you haven't heard "Juicy J Can't" by now, you are listening to the wrong rap. It's pretty much the ultimate get hyped on your controlled substances song. The earworm chorus stating that WE say no to drugs but Juicy just can't sets up Blue Dream and Lean as the ultimate soundtrack to a weekend of binge drinking and railing lines of yay off hookers' stomach. Juicy also states on this track that "After the show we grab the groupie hoes/I'm smokin' out/No smoke for free/No IOUs/No, I don't do no vows," suggesting that you already have to be initiated to partake when he's around.

How does one become initiated? Simple. You gotta get in on the ground up with the lean, which should be 2 parts Sprite and 548532 parts prometh/codeine. "Take the blunt/Dip it in the lean/Then light it" Juicy spits on over an anthemic beat on "Get Higher," the second of 6 songs on this tape produced or co-produced by trap DJ superstar Lex Luger. Luger and Juicy show the same kind of synergy on Blue Dream and Lean previously exemplified on the Rubba Band Business tapes. Really one of the most unfortunate aspects of Blue Dream and Lean is that Luger doesn't produce more of it, but that can be debatable from listener to listener, as Luger didn't do "Juicy J Can't," which is obviously this tape's biggest draw.

"Geeked Up On Them Bars" shows Juicy offering his most messed up piece of advice on partying when he asks "Have you ever snorted Xanax?/Some trippy shit." Everyone who knows shit about Xanax for recreational use knows you don't snort it- it doesn't work that way. But therein lies an insight into Juicy's state of mind: He doesn't give a shit. He'll pop Xanax, snort Xanax, or probably even have a Xanax enema simply because he can.

Fans of the indomitable Blvcklvnd Rvidxr Klvn will be happy to know their poster boy, the ever quirky yet to-the-point Spaceghostpurrp makes an appearance on "Real Hustler's Don't Sleep" and "Deez Bitches Rollin'," the latter of which is anchored by a trippy-ass guitar line and Adderall. Other features on the tape range from heavyweights such as Tity Boi aka 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, and A$AP Rocky to Worst Debut Sales Everâ„¢ queen Kreayshawn. The features are pretty par for the course, providing the occasional break from Juicy even if you don't want a break from him.

Juicy J is pretty insane, even for a drug-fueled black guy. Blue Dream and Lean is definitely too long and suffers from some stupid hooks ("I ain't Rickey Smiley," "Beef like Rotel") but for the most part it accomplishes it's goal of being really good music for getting extremely fucked up to. Juicy J is set to release his third studio album, Stay Trippy, this summer, and response to this tape as well as recent singles bodes well for its success.



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Hep Kat
March 26th 2013



15018 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

now i have to get back to work

>_>

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demigod!
March 26th 2013



43891 Comments


the papers i usually buy are Juicy J

maybe i should check this

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Hep Kat
March 26th 2013



15018 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hey someone negged hay

DominionMM1
March 26th 2013



9552 Comments


damn this guys still around?

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Hep Kat
March 26th 2013



15018 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

very much so

oltnabrick
March 26th 2013



30157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

juicy j gon' poke it like wet paint

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Tupik
March 26th 2013



671 Comments


Don't know why but he's very popular all of a sudden at my school (in France). I've yet to listen to this in full but it's pretty great from what I've heard

Hep Kat
March 26th 2013



15018 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i answa my muddafuckin phone: CASH

Storm In A Teacup
March 26th 2013



12687 Comments


hep kat you're reminding me of kripes today. what gives?

Cygnatti
March 26th 2013



21349 Comments


A friend of mine digs this guy a ton.

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YankeeDudel
March 26th 2013



9305 Comments


Adventures in Hollyhood

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illmitch
March 26th 2013



5429 Comments


GEEKED UP OFF THEM BARS

GEEKED UP GEEKED UP OFF THEM BARS

Dunpeal
March 26th 2013



3595 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lol france better way late than never i guess

Hawks
March 26th 2013



34582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet review, awesome mixtape.

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Storm In A Teacup
March 26th 2013



12687 Comments


Hep 4th para you say "therein likes" instead of "therein lies"

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 26th 2013



9033 Comments


Downloaded this yesterday, finna listen later

illmitch
March 26th 2013



5429 Comments


have you heard any of his other mixtapes? Rubba Band Business II is probably his best

oltnabrick
March 26th 2013



30157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Rubba band business is my fav Juicy J mixtape

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 26th 2013



9033 Comments


No, I haven't. I just happened to be poking around Datpiff yesterday and it was the first one listed. I see Rubba Band Business II is a Luger collab though so that's intriguing.

DominionMM1
March 26th 2013



9552 Comments


is there a lot of breathing on this one?



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