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The Recession
Young Jeezy
The Recession
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
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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 go...  more »

     
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All Artists: Young Jeezy
Title: The Recession
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Def Jam
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 9/2/2008
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, Southern Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602517760264

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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."

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CD Reviews

5 stars/ Its the recession
Quaashie Rose | O- Town, Louisiana | 01/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Imperfect, But Good Effort & Stretch for Young Jeezy - 3
Musac Critic | 12/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THE RECESSION is by all means a stepping stone for Young Jeezy. It is imperfect, as stated in the title of this review as generally it falls a bit lax in comparison to both THUG MOTIVATION 101 and THE INSPIRATION. The redeeming factor that THE RECESSION has over both of those albums is it has more credibility - Jeezy tries to abstain from his cocaine-driven rap in favor of spitting rhymes about more credible issues, even tackling the notion of a 'black president', quite a stretch from "snow", if you know what I mean. Essentially, it does not always work, but most of the time it does, hence making for another solid album for Young Jeezy.

The album opens with "Recession (Intro)" which is by all means solid, if a bit too lengthy in duration. "Welcome Back", the first true track of the album is better and the production is as solid as ever. I think that the production work from THE INSPIRATION was slightly better than THE RECESSION, but the production work on THE RECESSION is strong by all accounts (no big names though). "By The Way" is another solid performance, though not necessarily incredibly memorable, a problem with a lot of THE RECESSION's material. Single "Crazy World" is perhaps the first genuine hit from THE RECESSION in which Young Jeezy is definitely in his zone. This is an exceptional single, if ultimately underrated. The production work is sound as well.

"What They Want" is equally as enjoyable as "Crazy World", as is the addictive "Amazin'". "Hustlaz Ambition" is solid if not as memorable as the best of its predecessors. "Who Dat" falls in the same boat as "Hustlaz Ambition", save for the fact that the production of "Who Dat" sells it more than Jeezy's rhymes. "Don't Know You" is not an outright hit necessarily, but it is another fine track, nearly at the level of "Crazy World", "What They Want" or "Amazin'". "Circulate's" soulful production is a radical departure from the production work that Jeezy fans are accustomed to hearing him spit over. It yields surprisingly solid results.

"Word Play", "The Vacation", and "Everything" all play very well, if a bit less satisfactory than the very best. "Takin' It There" (featuring Trey Songz) and "Don't Do It" are solid, though average. "Put On" featuring Kanye West is by far the definitive track of the album, hence a brilliant choice for a first single. No questions were raised in my mind when I heard it received a Grammy nomination, Jeezy's very first. "Get Allot" is filler in comparison, though "My President" redirects the lost momentum in one of the albums valedictory moments.

Essentially THE RECESSION is flawed because it is too long. None of the material is 'B.S.', but it is not always organized satisfactorily. Furthermore, while production is sound by all means, maybe that superstar producer might have tightened up a loose end or two. The biggest problem remains that it is is just too long - had it been cut to about 45 minutes with the top-notch material remaining in play, it would've been stronger. 3 ½ stars, nonetheless."
Classic
Jason Cleveland | 03/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Young Jeezy is among very few real rappers. He lived what he speaks and never sells out. This cd is str8 classic rap."