The Recession [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Dropping the sequential album titles for his third release, Young Jeezy's The Recession introduces itself as anything but Thug Motivation 103. The opening title track features a collage of some very 2008 news reports where America is going broke while the "they just don't care about us" feeling sweeps the nation. Then Jeezy enters trading his non-stop swagger for social commentary, and while the singalong thug chorus is as strong as ever, the rapper's transformation from cocaine-slinging king to voice of the people is unconvincing, especially when he mentions his personal driver and how his "make it rain" sessions at the strip club are getting more conservative. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Dropping the sequential album titles for his third release, Young Jeezy's The Recession introduces itself as anything but Thug Motivation 103. The opening title track features a collage of some very 2008 news reports where America is going broke while the "they just don't care about us" feeling sweeps the nation. Then Jeezy enters trading his non-stop swagger for social commentary, and while the singalong thug chorus is as strong as ever, the rapper's transformation from cocaine-slinging king to voice of the people is unconvincing, especially when he mentions his personal driver and how his "make it rain" sessions at the strip club are getting more conservative. The Barack Obama shout-out that closes the album -- "My President" with special guest Nas -- works much better with flippant verses ("We ready for damn change/So you all let the man shine") more suitable for a man who prefers to be called "The Snowman." Same goes for "Circulate" and its great line about oil prices ("Gas higher than me") but The Recession abandons politics often enough that you can't call it ponderous or even a concept album. With those great drums and fake trumpets producer Drumma Boy loves so much, trap star anthem "Amazin" is simple, feel-good music for pimps and players, while the soul-filled "Word Play" finds Jeezy and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League celebrating the power of rap with warm nostalgia in their hearts. "Put On" with Kanye West singing through an Auto-Tune is the usual second-line goodness that Jeezy normally rounds out albums with, but there's more forgettable filler than expected, most of it sounding like mixtape leftovers or in the case of "Vacation," lackluster and forced club tracks. Of course with 18 songs the album allows for some dead weight and trimming. Even if it falls a distant third out of the first three, the scattershot Recession is still a welcome and even risky step forward, one carried by its highlights and the newfound awareness that the cocaine grind isn't everything. [The Recession was also made available in a clean version with all explicit material removed.]
Rolling Stone - Christian Hoard
Over a darker version of his usual strenuous, cinematic Dirty South production (courtesy of not a single famous beatmaker), Jeezy shows off his gruff, slo-mo flow while going on about the dope trade and his overarching realness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602517760271
  • Catalog Number: 001153702
  • Sales rank: 64,280

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Recession (Intro) (4:38)
  2. 2 Welcome Back (4:07)
  3. 3 By the Way (4:00)
  4. 4 Crazy World (3:57)
  5. 5 What They Want (3:53)
  6. 6 Amazin' (4:16)
  7. 7 Hustlaz Ambition (3:39)
  8. 8 Who Dat (3:49)
  9. 9 Don't You Know (4:57)
  10. 10 Circulate (3:49)
  11. 11 Word Play (3:14)
  12. 12 Vacation (3:46)
  13. 13 Everything - Lil' Boosie (4:41)
  14. 14 Takin' It There - Trey Songz (3:27)
  15. 15 Don't Do It (4:05)
  16. 16 Put On (5:21)
  17. 17 Get Allot (4:28)
  18. 18 My President (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Young Jeezy Primary Artist
Trina Broussard Vocals
Peter Drew Track Performer, Spoken Word
Kanye West Vocals
Chris Davies Track Performer, Spoken Word
Frank Charlton Track Performer, Spoken Word
Laura Edwards Vocals
Lora Cain Track Performer, Spoken Word
Larry McRary Drums
Miykal Snoody Keyboards
Technical Credits
DJ Toomp Audio Production
Mike Dean Vocal Recording
L.A. Reid Executive Producer
Ken Lewis Creation
Tony Rey Engineer
DJ Squeeky Producer, Audio Production
Chris Athens Mastering
Shawty Redd Audio Production
DJ Pain Producer, Audio Production
Justice League Producer, Audio Production
Terry Allen Producer, Audio Production
Drumma Boy Audio Production
Eric Weissman Sample Clearance
Midnight Black Audio Production
Shakir Stewart Executive Producer
Derrick Selby Engineer
Nicholas Solis Engineer
Don Cannon Producer, Audio Production
TaVon Sampson Art Direction
Tha Bizness Audio Production
Fatboi Producer, Audio Production
Demetrius Ellerbee Executive Producer
Metkel Deglel Producer, Audio Production
Simon Gidewon Producer, Audio Production
Wolsey David Thomas Producer, Audio Production
The Inkredibles Audio Production
Crown Kings Productions Audio Production
D. Rich Audio Production
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