News: Young Jeezy's "Motivation" On Deck, "I'm Just Putting Icing On The Cake"

Monday, Aug 10, 2009 11:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Jeezy recently updated fans on the progress of his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album and said he is still recording new music while traveling on the America's Most Wanted tour.

Jeezy, who is now traveling nationwide alongside Lil Wayne, also revealed where the bulk of his new album was crafted at.

"I have some new producers I'm going to introduce to the world," Jeezy promised. "I like to set trends. I'm going to keep those names in the bag. I want it to be a big deal when you first hear them. There will be a few of the producers I worked from Thug Motivation 101 and The Recession such as Shawty Redd and Midnight Black. I'm just working, man. I'm not really picky when it comes to the production. I just like good music...I have the studio bus and the whole nine. I was already working on it, so I was where I wanted to be on the new album before I left. I recorded most of it at the crib in Atlanta. I'm just putting the icing on the cake, now. I'm going to do the rest on the road and just knock it out. The album will be out sooner than later...I'm going to take my time. That's what the label people tell me. "Yo, hurry up, but take your time, because we want that sh*t to be right.' Soon as my stuff jump off the stove I'm going to put it in the streets." (The Boom Box)

He previously stressed the importance of not rushing its release.

"I'm taking my time this time," he said in an interview. "I know where I really wanna go. This is my fourth time over. I did it three times -- I'm gonna do it again...No matter what they think, I go harder to be an example for my homies and everybody around me. I'm trying to make cats better. So if you feel the rapping part is that serious to you, then you go with that. When you go with motivational speaking, you don't want it to rhyme -- you want it to make sense. If he sounds like he's rhyming, it sounds like a jingle -- like he's trying to sell you a turkey burger or something...I got a joint called 'I Got This.' Then there's 'Suicide Music.' I don't wanna give it all up, because you'll probably figure out where I'm going." (MTV)

The "Snowman" recently announced Kanye West's involvement on the project.

"Mixtapes, you know, I got a few coming out but I'm really more focused on this album," Jeezy said in an interview last month. "I wanna change the way people think about stuff so I'm focused this album. The mixtapes, that's gonna do what it do, but I want the album to be like, when you get it, 'Ah, that's crazy.' I'm about 75 percent [done.] I wanna work with a couple more people and that's about it. Kanye did about maybe six, seven joints on there." (Hip Hollywood)

Jeezy will reportedly stay on the America's Most Wanted tour a bit longer after it received ten additional dates last week.

Originally ending August 23, the tour will now hit ten additional locations: Kansas City, MO (August 24), Darien Center, NY (August 27), Noblesville, IN (August 28), Tinley Park, IL (August 29), Clarkston, MI (August 30), St. Paul, MN (September 1), Milwaukee, WI (September 2), Cincinnati, OH (September 3), Charlotte, NC (September 4) and Sunrise, FL (September 6). (New Lil Wayne)

Check out a past Young Jeezy & Kanye West "Amazing" performance below:

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