JEEZY: “I feel like I’m going to sign for a new car and I don’t need a co-signer this time.”

Young Jeezy is all grown up now.

The Def Jam star is set to hold a voter registration later today at Justin’s Restaurant in Atlanta in support of his latest release, The Recession.

The CTE-sponsored event follows an in-store appearance the rapper made at North Georgia Compact and an album-release party at The Velvet Room.

The 31-year-old rapper told the Associated Press he’s excited about registering to vote.

“I’m excited; I feel like I’m going to sign for a new car and I don’t need a co-signer this time. I’m going to do it myself. So I’m definitely going to try to encourage a lot of people from my city to actually come with me,” Jeezy said. “Your one vote could have made that change; that one vote could be that vote. It could be my vote, you never know.”

The rapper has been among a number of MC’s who have vocally supported Barack Obama. While Ludacris was rebuked by the Illinois Senator’s campaign for a track he made in support of Obama, Jeezy said he see’s no problem with hip-hop embracing the presidential nominee.

“As any smart individual, he has to separate himself because we do live a different type of life,” Jeezy said. “I don’t think it hurts, I think it shows the excitement and the urgency. Everyone’s feeling it; I think everyone’s excited for that change. And I think we’re realizing our voices are more than just music, we’re trendsetters. If we say something and everyone sides with it, that’s what goes.”—LaTisha Robbins

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  • Crash

    Good promotion for his album.

  • Push Back

    If he gets people to register to vote half as well as he made rappers do shitty ad-libs over their tracks, Obama will take Georgia from the Republicans.

  • B Nice

    cant really knock the dude for this good decision on registering…album aint bad either

  • Trap Stah

    I thought Jeezy was the one rapper who supported McCain???? in Vibe it said :

    Although he recently endorsed Senator Barack Obama, Jeezy comments on meeting presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain [on the set of SNL]: “No disrespect to my man Barack but I f— with John McCain. He greeted me like a G…The fact that he acknowledged me was crazy…I like Barack, but at the same time I wanted to see what McCain was talking about.”

  • Og bobby J

    I thought convicted felons were not permitted to vote? I guess Jeezy went to the Rick Ross school of gangsterisms….fucking homo-thug.

    • t.c.

      ha ha ur a moron suddenly jeezy is fake for not having a felony?? Step ur knowledge of the game up. thats the whole point is to NOT catch charges and get money while you can until something better comes along. Not to brag about being a ignorant felon that can’t be a job.

      • og bobby j

        caught your attention huh? you must’ve turned down the Trilla album when you typed this…cakeboy. I thought the objective was to brag about throwing money at strippers and the size of the necklace? Ohh yea…its to glorify fabricated drug kingpin dreams to give the little T.C’s of the world something to aspire towards.

        Go get a chain with your face on it…..DDDAAAAAYYYYYUUUUMMMM!

        • Stonyman

          Everyone has a story to tell. Shit on every one of Jeezy’s albums he tells muthafuckers to get out the game and make money legal so you don’t go to jail.

          Blunts, bitches, big wheels, and big screen TVs.

      • Silverback Gorilla

        Co-sign… I got a few convictions myself.. & TRUST ME, it ain’t shit cool about it! People think they know you just by looking on paper. Even when you’re trying to change your life for the better: i.e. Volunteering, Charity, Knowledge of Self etc.

        Do u Jeezy.

  • monstadon

    Yeah, I’m a convicted felon, in Pennsylvania, and we can vote. Not only that, in jail, they give absentee ballots. They’ve been allowing felons to vote in different states since the turn of the century.

    100.

  • whats CraCCin

    you Can vote if your a felon stupid

  • Big Deaz

    he gotta a dickhead lol

  • JustoAmerica

    WHAT WOULD JEEZY DO!

  • Agee

    I need a vacation….

  • shawn t

    props to jeezy. i can attest to what one person said above. although he glorifies the drug game, he does say to get money legally. i guess in some states you can vote with a felony but most you cannot.

  • Maurice L Dees

    Very intelligent move jeezy, I well buy all three of your cd.

  • The_Truth

    Jeezy fan or not, you can’t knock the man for what’s he’s doing. . .I support ANY rapper that makes moves like this.

    props to Young.

  • nellz

    is Jeezy gonna get his own tab???

  • http://xxl.co.uk SCRAPZ

    Shit! da nigga jeezy head look like a cone

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    VOTE OR DIE… WE NEED CHANGE. THE ECONOMY IS SO SCREWED UP RIGHT NOW: FORECLOSED HOUSES, GAS COMPANIES MAKING RECORD BREAKING PROFITS, SMALL BUSINESSES HAVING TO UP THEIR PRICES JUST TO STAY AFLOAT… THE LOWER AND MIDDLE CLASS INCOME FAMILIES ARE SUFFERING GREATLY… JEEZY GETS POINTS FOR KNOWING HE CAN INFLUENCE PEOPLE TO VOTE AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER DIDNT…

  • Tony Grand$

    You gotta know this is some real shit if BULLY aint callin nobody some kind of bitch!!!! Jeezy is mos def to be commended for attempting to open up the urbanites to the whole voting situation. I think a lot more minority youths would participate in the process if it was exposed to them in a way that makes them feel like they actually matter. I don’t really fuck with Jeezy music too much, but you gotta respect a man with some type of moral obligation to give back to his community. Stand up dude and I’ve heard if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything! And Felons can’t vote in Cali. Fuck Ahnuld schwartz-a-nigga!!

  • mike

    Word, I thought this kid had felonies? How is he going to vote?

  • Jerod

    Heh… thug life.

  • http://www.you-sexcam.org/ Leslie

    This is your best writing yet!