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Los Angeles, Calif. - 8 February 2009
1.Young Jeezy on red carpet at 2009 Grammy Awards
Def Jam Recordings
2. Music video clip- 'Put On' Young Jeezy
New York, 25 August 2008
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Young Jeezy, Recording Artist on his new album 'The Recession':
"I think I came up with the name 'The Recession' like mid-stream into the album because when I looked at a lot of the songs I had like 'My President' and 'Crazy World,' I was just like maybe I'm paying too much attention to what's going on. And I didn't want my music to come out in a depressed, negative way. So I just kind of looked at what I had and I was like the rest of the songs I'm going to do are going to be those 'we shall overcome' like anthems; that were always made, but were more street. But now I want to make them for everybody; you don't even have to be from the street to know where I am coming from, even though that's what the music is intended for, I just want to put it into terms that everybody can get it."
A felony weapons charge against platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been dismissed after a prosecutor said there wasn't enough evidence to support the case.
Orange County Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones sought the dismissal during a court hearing Thursday (11 DEC. 2014) but declined to elaborate on what new information led to it.
Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, and five others were arrested in August after authorities served a search warrant at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine and found an AK-47.
Police were investigating the death of a man who was shot backstage at a concert Jeezy co-headlined with Wiz Khalifa days earlier at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Jeezy and the other five, who included a tour bus driver and his wife, were never identified as suspects in the killing.
Jeezy and the others each pleaded not guilty to a single count of felony possession of an assault weapon.
The rapper did not attend Thursday's hearing but attacked his arrest and the filing of charges. "I pray this had nothing to do with race, but it definitely had nothing to do with evidence," Jeezy wrote.
He criticized what he called a rush to judgment by the media and police.
"I'm relieved that the truth has ultimately prevailed, and I would like to thank those who have always stood by me including my family and fans," Jeezy wrote.
Jones said the investigation into the shooting death of Eric Johnson, 38, is ongoing.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert C. Gannon granted the dismissal and said he would sign orders allowing Jeezy and his entourage to regain their passports and other property seized from them.
Jeezy's attorney Blair Berk said she was pleased the case was dropped but said the rapper should not have been arrested or charged.