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Young Jeezy talks about his new album

Thursday 28 Aug 2008 12:00a.m.

Young Jeezy talks about his new album

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy is ready to release his third LP, The Recession.

Riding high of the album's first single, 'Put On,' featuring Kanye West, Jeezy says he's happy how well the song's doing.

"I felt like I put on for my city, but everywhere I went, everybody else felt like that," he said in a recent interview with the Associated Press.

"I reached out to Kanye (West) 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 also talks politics on the new record, especially on 'My President,' featuring Nas.

"I didn't write the song, and when I say I didn't write the song I mean I freestyled it because it was more of an emotional thing to me," he explained.  "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, 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 will actually play his part in the US President Election by voting this time around.

"Yeah, I am registering to vote," he told.  "I did what I had to do to get my little record and stuff straight, I'm excited brother."

He gives this advice to those who will not vote: "Because if you don't, you'll be sorry.  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."

The Recession will be released in the US on September 2.



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