Young Jeezy: Put On

This video for the Grammy-nominated hip hop song Put On by Young Jeezy popularized the monochrome, “black and silver” adaptation of the US flag.  The song was on an album entitled The Recession, and the flag was used in the video as a symbol of the Great Recession.  For most of the US, the recession started in December 2007, but for African Americans it started long before that.

Here is a censored version of the flag-filled music video:

Official video, directed by Gil Green.  Published December 19, 2009.  Currently has over 9.5 million views.

The first appearance of the flag in the video.
The first appearance of the flag in the video.
Large version used on stage.
Large version used on stage.
From one of a number of scenes of characters posing with the flag.
From one of a number of scenes of characters posing with the flag.

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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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