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YOUNG JEEZY is the TRUTH! His story represents the struggle, pain, and pressure that anyone living in the hood deals with. It also gives you the inspiration and motivation to make it out, be successful, and achieve your goals. His motto is "If you can think it you can do it" Young Jeezy is one of the premier artists to emerge from Atlanta's ongoing "rap movement." Not only does he have high performance energy, but he is also a great story teller. He has the ability to bring color and flash to a story that has been told so many times before. He's a true digital age artist who doesn't need 16 bars to develop a picture in your head. He has also worked with artists such as Kanye West, Lil Jon, Usher, Young Buck, T.I., Trick Daddy, Akon, Mannie Fresh, Lil Scrappy, Bun B, Lloyd, Slick Pulla, & Lil Will and Mariah Carey. On his second album The Inspiration, the first single "I Luv It" peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also later released the album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 which debuted at #2 selling 172,000 copies in its first week. He also loves to give back to the community and donate to charity events. He presented a toy drive for the first annual Toyz n da Hood toy drive which provided 1,000 toys for 1,000 kids in his home town of Atlanta. He also opened his home for those who needed shelter to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. He has received many awards and nominations such as the American Music Awards nominations for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip- Hop Album The Inspiration. BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations for Hip-Hop MPV of the Year and Hip-Hop CD of the Year for Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards include nominations for Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Male, Top Rap Album for Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, and Hot Rap Track for "Soul Survivor." He has won Dirty Awards for Most Bootlegged CD, Best New Dirty Artist, and Best Dirty Collaboration. He was also nominated for Dirty Boy of the Year, Dirty South Representative of the Year, and Dirty Song of the Year for "Soul Survivor". His Teen Choice Awards include nominations for Choice Music: Rap Artist. Vibe awards include nominations for Hottest Hook for "Soul Survivor."

Young Jeezy is the truth! His story represents the struggle, pain, and pressure that anyone living in the hood deals with. It also gives you the inspiration and motivation to make it out, be successful, and achieve your goals. His motto is If you can think it you can do it Young Jeezy is one of the premier artists to emerge from Atlanta's ongoing rap movement. Not only does he have high performance energy, but he is also a great story teller. He has the ability to bring color and flash to a story that has been told so many times before. He's a true digital age artist who doesn't need 16 bars to develop a picture in your head. He has also worked with artists such as Kanye West, Lil Jon, Usher, Young Buck, T.I., Trick Daddy, Akon, Mannie Fresh, Lil Scrappy, Bun B, Lloyd, Slick Pulla, & Lil Will and Mariah Carey. On his second album The Inspiration, the first single I Luv It peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also later released the album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 which debuted at #2 selling 172,000 copies in its first week. He also loves to give back to the community and donate to charity events. He presented a toy drive for the first annual Toyz n da Hood toy drive which provided 1,000 toys for 1,000 kids in his home town of Atlanta. He also opened his home for those who needed shelter to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. He has received many awards and nominations such as the American Music Awards nominations for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip- Hop Album The Inspiration. BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations for Hip-Hop MPV of the Year and Hip-Hop CD of the Year for Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards include nominations for Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Male, Top Rap Album for Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, and Hot Rap Track for "Soul Survivor." He has won Dirty Awards for Most Bootlegged CD, Best New Dirty Artist, and Best Dirty Collaboration. He was also nominated for Dirty Boy of the Year, Dirty South Representative of the Year, and Dirty Song of the Year for "Soul Survivor". His Teen Choice Awards include nominations for Choice Music: Rap Artist. Vibe awards include nominations for Hottest Hook for "Soul Survivor."

Customer Reviews:

  • FIRE!
    The Recession is FIRE!!! You can listen to it str8 thru!! This album is clearly better than The Inspiration....wasnt really feeln that one! But Jeezy came back with The Recession. I listen to this cd on my IPOD everytime I work out...:)
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  • Jeezy Delivers Another Classic for the Streets
    First off if you don't think Jeezy's Thug Motivation is a classic then I want some of what your smoking. Everywhere I go almost everyone I encounter, from like 15-30 years old, says it's their favorite CD and it definitely is one of mine. Why? Jeezy is real. He speaks for the streets, for the people who roll around smokin', for the people hustlin' to get by, and for the people who want to bang some fire music while rollin' round their hood. He never stops reppin' the streets and though he may not have the best vocabulary, his flow is grimy, its perfect for every beat he touches. So here we are with his third CD, The Recession. In one word: PERFECT. He could not have put out a better street-credited album than this one. The beats are raw, his flow is raw, and his lyrics are as real as they come and are much improved. Jeezy just doesn't give a **** and it's obvious. He's cocky, arrogant, and knows that the real "g's" out there are gonna feel him. The reason this CD is perfect is because its good for any situation. You can bang it in your car, chill out listen and dissect it, blast it in a club or at a party, or in any situation you deem fitting. No parents aren't gonna like it but almost everyone from his generation and after is. He doesn't put out albums for the critics, he puts them out for the streets. The critics are giving him 3 stars like on his first one but he doesn't care. He says it himself on Hustlaz Ambition, "It's Mr. Trap or Die, yeah y'all remember me; first album was a classic, them critics weren't feelin' me." Hate on Jeezy all you want but he put out a better album than Lil Wayne. I love Weezy and he may very well be the best ever, but his CD just doesn't ride like Jeezy's does. You can't really bang it in your car or play it a party. Wayne I think just tried to do too much, while Jeezy went back to what works. Like Jeezy himself said, The Recession is like Thug Motivation on steriods and it's real. I'm broke, I smoke blunts, I like to ride around my hood all G'd up, and I love rap music. There is no CD that has appealed to me and Urban America like this one, since Thug Motivation. Keep it up Jeezy, Weezy may be a better rapper in terms of talent and word play but Jeezy is a better rapper when it comes to streets. (Weezy has come close, though, on his Drought 3 mixtape which is a classic and might be able to approach this CD) One day, everyone will finally realize that Jeezy is one of the best to ever spit on the mic because he did it for the people not the critics. He's always improving and will go down in many people's minds, as well as mine, as one of the best when it's all said and done. Jeezy himself says it best, "Might not just be the best, just know I plan to be." Keep it up Jeezy, keep doing it for the streets, keep giving us what we want to hear, and let the haters keep hatin.

    p.s. If you want to hear a great Jeezy song that addresses this subject very well see "I'm back" from his Can't Ban The Snowman mixtape; it's unbelievably real and lyrical, and he discusses his first album being a classic: "I shoulda got five mics in the Source; instead I got five bricks and a Porsche; they say I ain't lyrical; I wasn't tryna impress y'all n****s; If hatin' was a crime they'd arrest y'all n****s."...more info
  • Young Jeezy - The Recession
    This album really surprised me alot. I was never really a big Jeezy fan until this album. I remember hearing his first two albums all the time and thinking he was alright, but i never bought the albums. But with The Recession, i felt like Jeezy was coming with more of a purpose with this album. Because with his first two albums, i felt like they were more mixtapeish albums, that had a more underground feel to them, not that they were bad albums, but The Recession seemed like it was a more thought out and more touched up album than his previous work. The huge first single, "Put On", really helped this album achieve its now platinum status with its extremely radio friendly sound and hook. And even thought "My President" wasnt huge on the radio, it still had a very large underground popularity, because it is a truly legendary rap song with two phenominal rap artists who both released stellar albums this year, and it just was the perfect song for the time. But where the album really shines is on its album tracks, like "Welcome Back", where Jeezy spits venom to his competion over this banging track by DJ Speedy. Or on the TA produced "By The Way", Jeezy flows on the track with his signature heavy swagger. Buy by far my favorite track on the album is the Crown Kings produced "Get Allot", because its real track and Jeezy just kills the banging beat with some phenominal verses. But this album really solidified his place as one of the elite rappers of oug time, because with The Recession, Jeezy gets to share my Rap album of the year award with Nas, which honestly really surprised me because, like i said, i wasnt a big Young Jeezy fan to start out with. But with this album, Jeezy really showed that he can do more than just club/radio rap, but that he can also do real rap. This album really brought Jeezy up in my book, because it is a front to back banger, and I will definetly be buying his next album as well.




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  • More Of The Same
    Young Jeezy is most famous for his unique husky voice, his ad libs (yeah, hahaha) his past life as a hustler and his obsession for earning fast money and drugs, infact he's known as Snowman for good reason. He almost came from nowhere in 2005 with an excellent album in "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" and one year later he also dropped a great sequel in "The Inspiration". Both albums featured the aformentioned themes and a production (mostly from southerners) that was rough with with pompous synth beats. Jeezy may not be among the best rappers, but he's easily recognizable, A great storyteller and a guy that mix themes about the hood and how he got away from it and got rich. "Soul Survivor" with Akon became his biggest hit to date reaching a memorable #4h position in 2005. Other memorable songs were "My Hood", "I Luv It", "Dreamin" and "I Got Money" where Kanye West recently borrowed his voice for "Can't Tell Me Nothing". Jeezy also recently appeared on big time R&B artists songs like Usher's "Love In The Club" and Mariah Carey's non-single "Side Effects". He's without a doubt an emcee to count on.

    With Jeezy's third album "The Recession" we find a very simular concept coming back, (production and themes sound exactly like his past two). Afterall, songs about money is what name dropping is to The Game or hustling is to Rick Ross. Alot of fammiliar faces are also back on the prodution side like Shawety Redd, Drumma Boy, Don Cannon and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, what dissapoint me is the lack of guys like Mannie Fresh, Cool & Dre, The Runners or even someone bigger like J.R Rotem or Timbaland. As popular as Jeezy is he could bring some better name to the blueprint. The most memorable songs here nonetheless are "By The Way" where he ends every line in the chorus with the title name. "Amazin" which is a trademark Jeezy song, raw, streetsmart and catchy, kind of like what T.I does. "Circulate" breaks the synth barries and goes old skool soul (samples Billy Paul) and is a welcome addition here. "Word Play" is for the haters and it is simular with a soul sample. "Mr President" with Nas follows the same formula as "Black President" and Jeezy sais his president is Black. He's more suited to talk about the streets then politics, but in these election times I understand his thoughts. Unfortunately there is alot of filler too, more songs about money, drugs like "What They Want", "Hustlaz Ambition", "Don't You Know", "Get Alot" and the naughty "Takin It There" with Trey Songz. The two singles so far have also been luckluster, "Put On" with Kanye West talking nonsense with a vocoder and "Vacation" with it's obvious purpose. There are also other songs that I won't get into.

    Overall, The "Recession" got it's moments even if they're few, but instead of expanding his barriers, Jeezy mostly recycle what he already did and with an album of 18 songs there is simply too much filler and too many songs sounding the same. I was hoping that this would be the album where Jeezy did something new and got the commercial success he deserved (New Producers, some interesting guests) but instead he play safe with songs mostly for his fans. Atleast he didn't invite Lil Wayne. However, this album is just alright. Give it a try if you like his past stuff, otherwise try something else. 2'5.

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  • kc1
    i agree, a lot of the songs sound the same. i think jeezy realizes his own sound so he raps over beats that will compliment his raspy voice however, he needs to be able to swtich up his style. 17 songs on the recession sound alike. put on, amazing, i don't know you, etc. they all have that long drawn out dark sketchy beats. some of the beats give me a headache while i was driving. i was starting to get dizzy. you definately have to be high to listen to the album. overall, i give the album about a 5. not even close to thug motivation or the inspiration. he will probably do 500,000 or less....more info
  • Young Jeezy For President!
    Young Jeezy really brought the fire to the party with The Recession. After two largely undeniable albums Lets Get It Thug Motivation 101 and The Inspiration, Young Jeezy manages to equal and maybe surpass the quality of those two records. The Recession is well balanced and right on time.

    It's a given that Young Jeezy isn't everyone's favorite cup of tea. Its been 4 years since Jeezy first dropped with countless features, appearances, and mixtapes and Some still haven't caught up with how he raps. He is indeed a very clever rapper (read skilled) and that coupled with a nearly overwhelming presence tracks, excellent production, and a thing called charisma; it's no wonder he is one of the top rappers releasing albums today. His flow is tighter this time around, his lyrics more potent, his focus much more clearer.

    Apperances are kept to a minimum with Lil Boosie (why people sleep on Boosie?!?), Nas (yes that Nas), and Kanye West as well as singers Anthony Hamilton and Trey Songz. Needless to say Jeezy can handle himself. Content is what you would expect from a hip hop album as well as a little politics and introspection. Put On is a monster track no doubt about that but also Circulate, Don't Do It, Crazy World, By The Way, Hustlaz Ambition, My President etc etc. There is not a weak song on this 18 track album. The Itunes bonus track Done It should have definitely been on the album as well. Production is handled by DJ Toomp, Drumma Boy, Midnight Black, Don Cannon, Justice League, and others.

    The Recession is undoubtedly one of the best albums of the year so far (along with Lil Wayne, Plies, Nas, Killer Mike, Bun B) and will take a few monumental efforts to knock it out of top 5 and album of the year discussions. Young Jeezy, with this album, has established himself as one of the top rappers of this decade and you shouldn't miss out on it....more info
  • The Best of Jeezy...
    I have to admit, I really did not like Young Jeezy's first two albums. I just felt that his content was recycle from everyone else that I have ever heard of from my music catalog. Don't get me wrong, Jeezy has put out great songs and displayed that he does have credentials to become greater than what other critics preceived him.

    And, then, The Recession came out in 2008...and it is his best effor yet.

    Young Jeezy displays his best lyrics yet, tackling more issues of the struggle and pain of the everyday person living in America, along with other political tracks and even giving it in his signiture style flow. This time around, unlike his last couple albums, there are barely any guest appearances on the album, so it focuses clearly on Jeezy. Great tracks include "My President" (which was before Barak Obama was sworn into office as President), depicting that there is a new day approaching and he celebrates that by even predicting that his "President's Black". Other songs like "Crazy World", "Vacation" and even the lead single "Put On (feat. Kanye West)" are heavy production and even heavier lyrical content depicting harsh times living in the everyday environment that you and me live.

    Overall, Young Jeezy's "The Recession" is, by far, the best album of 2008 and into 2009 for its lyrics because it throws it back to the days where lyrical content really matter instead of trying to put a party album together. For hard-core hip hop fans who love substance into their albums go and grab this album....more info
  • 5 stars/ Its the recession
    Jeezy's new album the recession is his most complete consistent out of the 3. The first 2 were straight, but this one here is his best. He got some fire production form the album who includes drumma boy, shawty redd, dj toomp, the inkredibles, justice league, and don cannon. You can see the maturity in the songs my president, crazy world, circulate, and the recession(intro). He still got that humor and those adlibs in his songs. The 3 produced drumma bot tracks im amazing, hustlerz ambition, and put on feat kayne west all has some fire to it and it also proves that drumma boy is one of the most underrated producers right now.

    To the reviewer that stated that kayne west was speaking nonsense in his verse, I gotta disagree 100 percent. If you listen to the lyrics, he is speaking about his mother (RIP) and how money and the fame doesn't mean everything. Had to put that out there. The other tracks that hit hard on this album include put on, circulate, my president, crazy world, everything( best song on the cd), who that, welcome back, get alot, and what they want. Top 10 alnum of 08 in my opinion; so cop jeezy's junior album if you want to heat a more mature young jeezy....more info
  • "WHY THEY KEEP SAYIN YEEAAH I DONT EVEN KNOW"
    Young Jeezy is growing up. The young man who brought us the term `Trap or Die' and those ridiculous Snowman T-shirts is transforming right before our eyes into a respectable artist. He started off as a `thug rapper'. He followed that up with a more retrospective side. Some people thought he went soft, so he came back with "The Recession".

    Jeezy is a throwback to the B-Boy days of the 80's and early 90's. You can see him chillin with Rakim or slamin' with Onyx. He has improved his lyrical content as on "Crazy World" which is about as real as a Channel 5 news report on why the hood is so messed up. "Who Dat" is a great hype song. If you listen to this song and don't start slam dancing then you don't have a pulse. NaS shows up for the political anthem "My President". "Put On" ft. Kanye West is excellent even though I wish the remix with Jay Z was on here. I also like "What They Want", "Don't Do It" & "Amazing". The album is kind of long and certain songs could have been left off. Like the regretful "Everything" ft Anthony Hamilton. And "Circulate" just doesn't fit. All the other songs aren't standouts but they flow nicely with the vibe of this CD.

    Yes, Young Jeezy raps about guns and selling drugs but he's not bragging. The way he does it is reminiscent of the way Jay Z did on `Reasonable Doubt'. He's not promoting it. He's telling stories from the hood the way he sees it. No alternate persons. No made up Mafioso characters. Jeezy isn't trying to be someone else. He just wants to be himself.
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  • A Genius at Work
    Here a quick rating of the album. Over all it's one of Jeezy's best. Scale 1-5 five being the best.
    1. The Recession (Intro) (4) Very fitting start to this CD
    2. Welcome Back (4) Fairly average song but excellent beat
    3. By the Way (4) Good bass bumpin' song
    4. Crazy World (4) Good song
    5. What They Want (4) Great beat, great rapping
    6. Amazin' (4) Ok beat but the lyrics are great
    7. Hustlaz Ambition (4) Nice beat
    8. Who Dat (4) Excellent beat, love these southern songs
    9. Dont You Know (4) Love the chorus
    10.Circulate (2) Kind of annoying, song to take up space
    11.Word Play (2) Not bad, I just don't feel this one
    12.Vacation (5) Love this song
    13.Everything (3) I would give this song a higher rating but Lil Boosie is on it
    14.Takin' it There (3) Average for Jeezy, very good for rap
    15.Don't Do It (3) One of those songs you just skip
    16.Put on (5) Should of left Kanye out, just my opinion
    17.Get Allot (4) Great beat, catchy
    18.My President (5) Possibly the best song I have ever heard. I also support the message, "Obama for mankind"!!!!!...more info
  • Still Jeeeeezy
    Jeezy came threw again with another awesome CD! PUT ON is a radio hit but you need the albulm to really see what this cd is all about. Jeezy is still true to the streets and packs this cd with featured artist and awesome word flow on hott beats. I recomend this CD for gym hype and a party jumper....more info
  • Another Classic/Best cd of 2008
    I honostly feel that this is the best cd of 2008. he seems to be the only rapper left that leaves it all on a track. just about every beat on the track is knocking. he killed this cd and if you dont like it you just a hater or you dont like rap music. i hope this cd out sell that trash that lil wayne put out calling himself the best rapper alive. lets just put it like this, real recognize real and jeezy knew what the streets needed and he provided it. as my homey said " jeezy saved the rap game with this one". this is a bonified classic. buy one to store in a glass case and another to bump to. nobody put a cd out like this in years and thats real talk. people need to understand that he didnt bs at all on this one and its the hardest cd of 2008 hands down. you gotta buy this one....more info
  • Takes Time to Get Used To
    I personally am not a huge fan of Jeezy to begin with. But I figured well maybe since I like 'Put On' I'll like the rest of the CD. And I listened to it, and was like eh.. it's not a big deal. But it takes some time to get used to obviously. It is extremely repeative. Like the line in 'Put On' ..."Call that bitch my bodyguard, call that bitch your bodyguard? yeah that's my bodyguard." He does the same thing in another song, maybe more, but with different words. In 'My President,' he doesn't stay on topic, or make a point. Like the person said that rated the CD 1 star. Nas killed him on his own track, but is that much of a surprise? It's Nas. His verse made sense, but listening to the rest of the words, it's like what are you even trying to say? "My president is black, my lambo is blue, and I'd be goddamned if my rims ain't too"??? It's more about his life, or someones life. Not even trying to relate to the actual topic. No doubt it's a good song, but it defeats the purpose.

    The songs somewhat sound the same, but that's usual from him.

    My favorite song are...

    Put On
    Get Allot
    By The Way
    What They Want
    Takin' It There (Mostly Trey Songz part)
    Circulate
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  • Thought it was better then I thought it was going to be!
    At first I thought this album wasn't going to be that great. But We had nothing else to listen to at the party and I thought it was actaully pretty good. The problem I initally had the with playing this album or any of its songs at parties or around friends, is that I thought the lyrics might be way too deep and boring. And he might try to pull of a Jay-Z or Public Enemy, a song with slow beats and not fun to listen to. But he proved me wrong and I actually enjoyed the album alot! I thought it was pretty good. My favorite tracks I thought Who Dat and Don't you know were pretty decent.I also really liked word play and Crazy World were pretty good actually. While my favorite young jeezy song isn't on here(go getta). I thought this was a very well and thoughtful album. It's good that rap's trying to make people think again instead of talking about money and cars....more info
  • Great title for these trying economic times
    Young Jeezy is one of the best Southern rappers, lyrically, and he doesn't disappoint with his latest album. There is much said in support of now-President Obama, the economic crisis, and the woes that many people are facing now. A very good album, with some thoughtful words in Jeezy's unique style. ...more info
  • RECESSION, IS NOT A WEAK ALBUM, AT ALLL
    OL" MY GOD THAT RECESSION, ALBUM IS JUST OFF THE CHAIN GUYS EVERY TRACK JEEZY SPITS IS TIGHT. SONGS LIKE VACTION*HUSTLAZ AMBITION*PUT ON ARE SOOO GOOD. JEZZY IS MORE & MORE HARDER THEN EVER PEOPLE PLEASE THE HATERS THAT DON"T LIKE THIS ALBUM IT"S BECAUSE IT"S REAL OF WHAT HE TALKS ABOUT. THE SONG CALL"D CIRCULATE*WORD PLAY ARE NICE AND REVOLUTION SONGS. GET THIS ALBUM...more info
  • Very Pleased
    The product was exactly as described. Great condition. Took longer to get here than some other things I purchased, but still made it in good time. ...more info