Young Jeezy: Tax Hike Okay, ‘I’ve Got My 50% Ready'

By Nicholas Ballasy | January 23, 2009 | 6:41 PM EST

( - Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Young Jeezy told he has 50 percent of his annual income “ready” to give to the government if President Barack Obama raises taxes on those making over $250,000 a year.

“I already know. I got my 50% ready,” he said.

“At this point man, we gotta’ all give back right, so we gotta’ do what we gotta’ do – you know? Great sacrifice for a greater reward, baby,” he said. “Remember that.”

Young Jeezy, currently signed to Def Jam records, released his first album, “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101” in 2005, which sold almost 2 million albums in the United States. His second album, “The Inspiration” sold about the same, while his third album, “The Recession,” has not yet been certified platinum.
His hit singles include “Soul Survivor,” featuring Akon, “Go Getta” featuring R. Kelly, and “Put On” featuring Kanye West, which earned him a Grammy nomination this year.