Young Jeezy fell only a single slot in a week with his third album The Recession selling 89,941 in its second week. The other original Def Jam artist LL Cool J cracked the charts just above the 10 spot, selling 43,645 units in its first week. The Game takes #7 with LAX selling 49,241 and Lil’ Wayne is still putting up impressive numbers after reaching the double-platinum mark, placing a spot below the Compton MC and a spot over the self-proclaimed G.O.A.T Additional Reporting by Rashaan Meador
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The ball is still bouncing in Young Jeezy’s court as he dropped his third studio album, The Recession. Jeezy completely took a different approach in The Recession then his first two albums, Thug Motivation 101 and The Inspiration. The Recession focuses more on the economy and the decline society is in. But Jeezy still is able to throw in his hustla tracks in to album. The album starts with a collage of some 2008 news reports where America is going broke and is in a recession. Jeezy enters with his trademark raspy southern voice preaching the drought the nation is going through. As you press next, Jeezy gets your blood boiling with “Welcome Back” and follows it up with a clever hook in “By the Way.” “Circulate” is perfect track in which Jeezy raps about economy stating “Nothing going up but the rent.” Jeezy carries a savy attitude in “What They Want” and carries a smooth harmony to “Everything” featuring buttery smooth Anthony Hamilton and Lil’ Boosie. In his second single “Vacation” Jeezy stresses that he needs a vacation, relating to the average Joe. And yes, Jeezy drops classical beats on this album but not as many as he did in Thug Motivation 101 and The Inspiration. “Amazin”, “Who Dat”, “Get Allot”, and his first single “Put On” are few to list. Jeezy even puts his attention to politics and showing his support for presidential candidate Barack Obama as in “Crazy World” and “My President” with special guest Nas. This is by far the best lyrical album Young Jeezy has put out. Young Jeezy proved with The Recession that he is one of the elite rappers in the south and more importantly the nation.
Young Jeezy has proven that not all is lost during these hard economic time by selling an impressive 259, 780 units. The Recession debuted at the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200. Following up the platinum-selling The Inspiration, the Def Jam artist teamed up with fellow label mates Kanye West, Jay-Z and Nas for his third studio album. Along with the sales, his album is getting much critical acclaim in various publications, blogs and websites. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Young Jeezy held a voter registration at Justin’s in ATL. Keep it positive Jeezy ) (more…)
To add to the promotion of Young Jeezy’s third solo album The Recession, which hit stores nationwide yesterday, he and his CTE label mates and staff will host a voter registration drive on Thursday (September 4). The CTE Voter Registration drive will be held at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Justin’s Restaurant in Atlanta. In addition, Jeezy will also join in the process, by registering to vote for the very first time during this year’s presidential election.Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Looks like eight god medal winner Michael Phelps is partial to a bit of Young Jeezy when he is getting ready to take to the water. Jeezy of course is happy with the love shown by the Olympian, but saying Phelps is the Young Jeezy of the swim world? Shaking my head at that comment. Phelps who has now become the best Olympian of all time after his unforgettable games in Beijing also said Lil Wayne was another artist he listens to when preparing for a game.
Two years since he released his Inspiration album, Atlanta’s prodigal son Young Jeezy has announced that his new project The Recession will be available on September 2nd. The album which features artists such as Akon, The Game and Kanye West also boasts production from names such as Jazze Pha, DJ Toomp and Shawty Redd. In preparation for the release, Jeezy will be embarking on a three week promo tour which will have the rapper calling into cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Inspiration to date has sold close to 1.5 million copies.
Kanye and Young Jeezy teamed up a couple months back to bring you “Put On,” an anthem for the streets that featured ‘Ye using the ubiquitous vocoder. The record’s been getting very heavy rotation for a while now, and with Jeezy’s album The Recession on the way, the two got together to shoot the video for the hit single. Jeezy’s been rather political lately, so let us know what you think of his new video and his new style. Check out the “Put On” video over at Rock the Dub.
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