News: Young Jeezy "Motivates" W/ New Album, "I Go Harder To Be An Example For My Homies"
Thursday, Aug 6, 2009 4:00PM
Young Jeezy recently spoke on his thought process behind the upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album and promised his lyrics would continue to inspire listeners.
In addition to speaking on the project's content, Jeezy also stated he had no intention of 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. The list goes on. To me, I know [artists] say, 'This is going to be my best work.' This is going to be my best work with the experience I have and I'm still me. Cats been rocking with me for four or five years. I'mma give them what they need to do and I'm gonna motivate the thugs." (MTV)
The rapper recently said his project was nearing completion and revealed Kanye West's involvement.
"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)
Aside from motivating, Jeezy made headlines late last month after an XXL Magazine interview leaked online which showed him dissing DJ Drama.
"Drama just started acting like a b*tch," Jeezy said in an interview for the September issue of XXL Magazine. "Drama wanted to be [DJ] Khaled, but he didn't want to help nobody. He just changed, period. Look at his crew. The same n*ggas ain't around him. You ain't never been in no streets. I could never have no beef with a n*gga like that. He's a cornball. You made millions off my mixtapes, to the point where the f*ckin' feds scooped you up for bootlegging. I never even made the money he made off of Trap or Die or Tha Streets Iz Watchin, because they were selling and distributing them and making money...I'm not hating. But we will never do a mixtape together. I didn't charge that n*gga for [contributing a verse to the song "5000 Ones," on Drama's official Atlantic Records debut]. But then when I need [a tape for one of my artists], and you want to charge me $20,000? I'll slap the sh*t out of Drama. He knows that. He wasn't loyal. But me putting my hands on that man ain't gonna make him respect what I'm saying. I'm just not gonna f*ck with him anymore." (Karen Civil)
The Atlanta-based emcee is currently touring the nation on the Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted tour.
The Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival will be the follow up to Lil Wayne's very successful "I Am Music Tour" playing a total of 47 arena dates across the US. After an opening act, the show will be followed by Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy's sets with Lil Wayne closing out the show. The tour will kick off on July 27, 2009 at the Toyota Pavillion in Scranton, Pennsylvania and end on August 23, 2009 at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Texas. (The Urban Daily)
A release date for Thug Motivation 103 has not yet been announced.
Check out a recent Young Jeezy interview below: