Behind the Scenes: Young Jeezy’s Video Shoot

Last week, rapper Young Jeezy was kept super busy grinding out two videos in 24 hours off his gold album The Recession. Jeezy shot two back-to-back videos for “Get A Lot” and “Don’t You Know” at the Krog Studios in Atlanta. Word is, Def Jam’s goal is to shoot a video for every track on Jeezy’s album. Videos must be going for nothing these days. I remember the days when a single video would set a major label back an average of $1 million.

Thanks to Thad over at ExclusiveAccess.net for sending over these pics from the set. You might have seen Thad’s photos with another blog’s logo plastered all over them like they paid for the photos when they didn’t. I wonder if bloggers know that when they do that they take food out of the photographer’s mouth? What ever happened to common courtesy in blogging?

Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net

 



 


32 Responses to “Behind the Scenes: Young Jeezy’s Video Shoot”

  1. 1
    NYCUTIE says:

    Loves me some Jeezzzaaayyy!!!! Only if I were younger and still into that type of man..

  2. 2
    intown51 says:

    Catch me bouncin’ thru the club with my crip rag (?)

  3. 3
    ReadTheBlog says:

    lol@ Crip. I heard it was only like 1 Crip left, Jeezy LMAO!

    Oh well, It’s cool they’re doing a video for every song – I smell a DVD/CD package set.

  4. 4
    Naima says:

    One more album I ain’t buyin’

  5. 5
    yvonne79 says:

    Um, they couldn’t find any better looking chicks than those?What is up with chick’s grill?!?

  6. 6
    h0tsauce says:

    Let’s talk about HATE…cuz I get a lotta dat…
    Let’s talk about MONEY…cuz I get a lotta dat
    That was my favorite song when that c.d. first came out.

  7. 7
    intown51 says:

    Sandra, I was at (club) Miami a few weeks ago, a friday I guess, and I couldn’t figure out why all the girls had on TRAXX atl wrist bands.. I kept thinking “did all these girls come here after the lesbun club?” Only later did I realize I was at the lesbun club, LOL.

  8. 8
    yvonne79 says:

    and why are all these guns needed?

  9. 9
    Kymystry says:

    thats what i was peepin yvonne … smh

    you know it HURTS my heart night after night seeing black man after black man on the news being arrested for murder .. break in .. rapes .. what pains me the most is … they are being locked up in their PRIME .. no chance to get out and turn themselves around .. they are going to DIE in jail … and the black race is weaker and weaker cause these sperm carriers are in jail !! …

    ok .. sigh … im done

  10. 10

    LoL @ NYcutie…we all gotta grow up sooner or later, right girl?
    I still ride for Jeezy, I enjoyed this album, and I support his music. I think he may be the last of a dying breed. I don’t know where in the HAIL Def Jam is gettin all this cash to front for ALL these videos tho…
    ‘My Pres is Black’ was my fave vid..oh, and ‘Who Dat’ is my shyt!

  11. 11
    KaraZ says:

    Kymystry Says:

    thats what i was peepin yvonne … smh

    you know it HURTS my heart night after night seeing black man after black man on the news being arrested for murder .. break in .. rapes .. what pains me the most is … they are being locked up in their PRIME .. no chance to get out and turn themselves around .. they are going to DIE in jail … and the black race is weaker and weaker cause these sperm carriers are in jail !! …

    ok .. sigh … im done

    ~~~~

    le sigh, cosign. Black people (you “artists” included) we have to start demanding, doing and expecting better.

  12. 12
    ReadTheBlog says:

    KaraZ, it all starts at home Baby girl… Did you see GMA this morning? They re-did the baby doll test. It’s going to take a long to de and re program ourselves.

    We clown on the boards, but truthfully, it hurts.

  13. 13
    brwnsugga4you says:

    the guns are not a good look?…and what does it mean to be holding a gun in the air?? does it always have to be hood sh*t…couldn’t they all put on shirts and jackets for the video..?? all i can say is W.O.W.!!!

  14. 14
    ReadTheBlog says:

    long time, I meant…

  15. 15
    ReadTheBlog says:

    Mabe someone should call for a Boycott. I can’t EVER remember seeing a gun in a rap video – for real, does any other rapper have a gun in his video? Even when Jay Z did 99 problems, did they show a gun, or just show him getting shot down?

  16. 16
    bk2atl says:

    @Read, I missed GMA this morning…what was the experiment?

  17. 17
    Made4Success says:

    I agree…saw the guns in the first pic and was immediately turned all the way off. You’z a grown ask man still playing hood/thug role?? Put on a three piece suit and take them damn glasses off, carry a briefcase and sit behind an executive desk and then maybe I’ll pay some attention, until then, no thank you…NEXT!!!

  18. 18
    intown51 says:

    OK, slow “news” day. My gift to y’all:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/03/31/national/a050427D55.DTL

    Optional Titles:
    A) Ghost-ride the bar stool!
    B) You just KNOW this was Obama’s fault

  19. 19
    bk2atl says:

    I think it’s tacky making a video with all these guns when you not too long ago made a video paying homage to our President. That’s why “they” never take “us” seriously when we say we are about change and the betterment of our race.

  20. 20
    Kymystry says:

    I saw GMA .. and was KINDA proud about the results .. the boys said BOTH dolls were pretty skin color didn’t matter.. and only 47% of lil brown girls thought the lil brown baby was pretty ….

  21. 21
    Kat says:

    remember that show “we have got to do better”…well they changed the name from “hot ghetto mess”….these pics look like something that would’ve been on that show.

  22. 22
    Kymystry says:

    THEN .. they asked a lil mixed chile which doll she thought was pretty .. she said the white one … even tho i’m mixed up with white and black .. and i’m brown .. i don’t like the brown one …..

    intresting

  23. 23
    bk2atl says:

    My daughter wanted an American Girl doll for Xmas. We had a lengthy conversation about it b/c she had her heart set on a white doll. I tried to encourage her to get the black doll, but she said the black doll (Addie) was not pretty. Now, in her defense, I can see why she would feel that way. These dolls are representative of different “periods”. The Addie doll represents an era when slavery still existed. She is pretty, but her clothes look kinda homely, and her accessories are not much better. Fianlly we were able to reach a compromise since they have the “Just Like Me Dolls” which have all different complexions, hair textures, eye color etc. I found one that closely resembled her.

    One the one hand, I felt like, maybe I shouldn’t make a big deal about it since it’s just a doll. But on the other hand, I want her to have dolls that look like her. I don’t want her to feel like she SHOULDN’T have a white doll EVER, but it’s like you have to combat the images of beauty that they are bombarded with every day…blonde hair, blue eyed girls are what’s forced down their throats everyday. It’s sad when you have to give that much thought to what “color” doll your child should play with. Sad b/c in this day and age, skin color just shouldn’t be that important.

  24. 24
    ReadTheBlog says:

    BK2ATL. It was the black doll white doll experiment done in the 60’s…

    It was disturbing that the little girl didn’t like the black doll becuse it talked back. And the other little mixed girl said she most resembled the black doll btu she isn’t mean.

    Kym, it was all well and good that they liked the dolls the same, but it’s deeper than what’s on the surface. Things have changed but we still have a VERY LONG WAY TO GO.

    Self esteem, self worth, self value, self love self embrace.

  25. 25
    Kymystry says:

    EXACTLY @ Read … we have a LONG way to go …

  26. 26
    Seattle Slim says:

    YUP! Just what we need right? We JUST had a Haitian immigrant decapitate his 5 year old sister, kill his 17 year old sister and damn near kill the other one, who was shot himself, and then another moron in Oakland who killed 4 police officers and Jeezy has these numbnut bastids in a video with guns (fake but still)?????? WHY? What the HELL is wrong with people????

    I knew there was a reason why I didn’t like him. It’s all right there.

  27. 27
    Seattle Slim says:

    This is akin to when Charlton Heston and the NRA went to Denver after the Columbine shootings. No sense, cold blooded and vile as hell.

  28. 28
    intown51 says:

    I have a friend who is a parent of twin girls (3 yrs old). She refuses to let them be exposed to Dora the Explorer or Diego. At the 2 yr old party, she (less than) politely returned gifts that were Dora/Diego themed.

    She had put a note in her invites that they were not to be received. My wife and I thought it was tacky though.

    I believe her motive was some “black love” stuff, albeit kind of rude.

  29. 29
    candycane says:

    8yvonne79 Says:

    and why are all these guns needed?

    **********

    Cause he gotta lot of dat. hehehehe

  30. 30
    masonmom says:

    jeezy album went platinum WOOD! jeezy is 40 yrs old still pumpin guns in the air, come on now! TI put that to bed. NEXXXXT!!!

  31. 31
    NYCUTIE says:

    intown51 Says:

    I have a friend who is a parent of twin girls (3 yrs old). She refuses to let them be exposed to Dora the Explorer or Diego. At the 2 yr old party, she (less than) politely returned gifts that were Dora/Diego themed.

    She had put a note in her invites that they were not to be received. My wife and I thought it was tacky though.

    I believe her motive was some “black love” stuff, albeit kind of rude.
    ***********************************************************
    That was VERY rude and ignorant! Some people don’t understand where their children get their ignorant ways from.. The home! A doll is a doll! Black or white! Back in my day, there weren’t very many black dolls but that wasn’t an issue cause I just wanted a doll PERIOD!

  32. 32
    pointhimout says:

    what’s the point of the guns though–in a music video?

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