Don't Do It

Album: The Recession (2008)
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  • On this track Jeezy raps about visiting one of his good friends in prison. He explained to MTV News why this is one of the tracks on the album that means the most to him. Said Jeezy: "You see this person that had all these things, and he's in a position where he doesn't have any control over all of that. It's like a sense of pride. When you walking into the building to see him, you're [thinking about] how he's gonna be reacting, how he's gonna feel. It's a hard feeling, but I think it was a harder feeling for me than it was for him. I was like, 'Whoa.' He was like, 'What's up? So how's the club going? Who's doing what?' I was on the free side, and I still felt awkward. But that's my man, though. To see him stand up there like, 'I'm cool. You all right?' He was like, 'I see you riding with Barack.' Everybody had to go see somebody who they loved at a funeral or either a prison - it's nothing you can do. That's your song. I been to so many funerals. I'm like, 'Man, I can't go again.' But you have to go. That's the song to get you through."
  • This samples Willie Hutch's "Overture of Foxy Brown" from the soundtrack for the 1975 movie Foxy Brown.

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