Artist of the Week
Young Jeezy

Week 36 of 2008




Young Jeezy

Initially aiming to be the person behind the desk, Young Jeezy could not deny the charm of his stage persona. The rapper who started off as the CEO of Corporate Thugz Entertainment, has pocketed two solo studio albums under his belt and is now going on the third one. After releasing "The Inspiration" in 2006, Jeezy is back three years later to present "The Recession" on September 2.

"Put On", the album's first single that feature Kanye West, has particularly reached a level of success he wanted. It has peaked at number 12 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. "I reached out to Kanye because my element of it was so street, I wanted to see how he felt, what he felt 'putting on' was. And he went in a totally different direction; he felt like 'putting on' was putting on his homies," he explained.

Jeezy has just also released the second promotional single "Vacation" where he goes solo. Noting that the song is a different piece from what he had done before, Jeezy said, "I need one, no one ever seen Jeezy have fun."

Furthermore, on the album he also listed Nas to take on a political-charged track called "My President". He shared, "There's a lot of different elements in that song; a lot of different things that are going on - it has a lot to do with the movement, it has a lot to do with Barack (Obama), it has a lot to do with anybody that believes in themselves to go and stand in front of anybody and say this is what I believe in."

Jeezy is registered to vote and encourages all eligible ones to participate also. "Because you're one vote could have made that change; that one vote could be that vote; it could be my vote, you never know; I'm going to try for it though," he continued.

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YOUNG JEEZY BIO

Young Jeezy has been through it all, the worse and the worst, before taking the limelight of life with his niche in rapping. He was born Jay Jenkins on October 12, 1977 and was a native to Columbia, South Carolina. Together with his family, he relocated to Duncan Block of Georgia and soon lived in juggled custody. His parents decided to end their marriage and shared the custody of him with their relatives. Frequently being in his aunts' house, Jeezy developed a close bond to his cousins who later introduced him to the dark world of drug dealing. By 12, he was already making money through selling the illegal substance and got arrested several times for it. At one point he even had to serve 9 months in a boot camp as a result of being busted by the police. » more


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