Year He Turned 30: 2008

Number of Albums Released at the Time: 3

Young Jeezy brought in his 30s with the release of The Recession. On that album, Jeezy’s endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama ("My President), helped transcend the Atlanta rapper's appeal from street-oriented audiences to the masses, particularly when Obama indeed won the election in November 2008.

2005's "Soul Survivor" was a top 5 single on the pop charts, and The Inspiration scored him a platinum plaque the following year, but Jeezy's first year of his 30s was when his ambition came full circle.

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