Review Roundup: Young Jeezy – ‘The Recession’

Young Jeezy’s third album The Recession arrives in stores and online today. Find out what the critics are saying…

Entertainment Weekly: Jeezy has assembled a politically tinged disc that will sound spectacular blasting out of dashboard speakers for the rest of the year…assuming anyone can still afford to drive a car by then. B+

Rolling Stone: On his third album, the Atlanta rapper sticks to the talking points that took him platinum … But while the usual approach is still good for a certain seductive brawniness, there’s not much here that Jeezy hasn’t done before. 3 out of 5

Los Angeles Times: The album’s lone anomaly is the Kanye West-aided smash single “Put On.” Yet that track’s success only serves to highlight the stark differences between the charismatic and complex West and the stagnant, superficial Jeezy. 1 1/2 out of 4

Star Tribune: Jeezy’s cold streak has finally thawed. He puts the same dedication into political and social landscapes as he once did thugs and drugs, using a denser sound with riveting rhythms—perfect for the nervous tension he has allowed into the lyrics of Recession.

Rap-Up’s Favorite Tracks: “Put On,” “Vacation,” and “My President”