After dropping his last album, The Recession, in reflection of 2008’s nationwide economic struggle, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has now discussed his take on United States’ President Barack Obama.
With Obama nearing his third full year in office, Jeezy said he still has faith in the head of state.
“TM103,” officially titled “Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition,” will feature production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Lil Lody and Lil C. What it likely won’t include, however, is an anthem as overtly political as his 2008 hit “My President,” which celebrated Barack Obama’s win in the 2008 election. President Obama’s popularity has slipped since then, but Jeezy still has faith in the President. (Billboard)
Earlier this month, Jeezy’s “My President Is Black” remix collaborator Jay-Z gave his input on President Obama.
“I still think he is the best man for the job,” Jay said in an interview. “Yes, I think he got a raw deal and a bad economy. You wouldn’t be given anything you can’t handle so he must be really special, because he has a lot of work to do!” (E! Online)
Despite Jeezy and Jay’s co-signs, the president has received backlash from Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco who labeled him the nation’s biggest terrorist and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy.
“My view on [Obama] is that, number one, you can’t be a president of the United States unless you’re a part of this bloodline that they got going on that goes all the way back to European royalty,” P explained in an interview. “So, they got this bloodline going on and whether people believe it or not, it’s very real. You will not be an American president unless you are linked and a part of this bloodline. Obama is…From what I see, whether he knows it or not, he’s down with this whole conspiracy to rule the world. He’s a part of it. To brainwash people, to kill people, genocide, everything that goes on out here that’s so fantastic you really don’t want to believe it, he’s a part of it.” (Alex Jones)
A few months ago, Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco made headlines for labeling Obama the nation’s biggest terrorist.
“In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” Fiasco said in an interview. “For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own.” (CBS News)
Check out Young Jeezy & Jay-Z’s “My President Is Black” remix below: