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The Recession (Explicit)

The Recession by Young Jeezy
Released: Sep 2008
Label: Def Jam
Young Jeezy's The Recession wouldn't know a credit crunch if it came up and bit it on its bonus track. This Atlanta kingpin is sitting on a wealth of talent and he invests it wisely, spreading sharp boasts across more than a dozen tracks, which, despite the variety of producers, all hew to the standard Jeezy formula: epic synth-strings mixing with slow, martial beats. While songs like "Circulate" and "Vacation" are club ready, it's "My President Is Black" (featuring Nas), wherein the emcee rips the price of crude oil and questions military service, that a more community-minded Jeezy pays his dues.
Chris Ryan