News: Young Jeezy's "Thug Motivation 103" Album Due Early Summer

Sunday, May 2, 2010 1:06PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Southern rapper Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103 album will reportedly drop in early summer 2010.

Based on new reports, the project will hit retail outlets in late June.

The summer just got a little colder. The Snowman, better known as YoungJeezy, has finally announced a release date for his long-awaited album. The Atlanta rapper has claimed June 22 as the drop date for his fourth major label LP TM103, Rap-Up.com has learned. He will go up against Eminem's Recovery, Diddy-Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris, and labelmate The-Dream's Love King the same week. (Rap-Up)

Jeezy recently addressed speculation of a name change and reportedly pushed his solo project back to July.

Speaking of Young, he said he's going to remain just that, refuting online reports that he dropped the first word of his moniker. "Nah. I'm 'Young,' man," he declared. "I'mma stay Young till I ain't Young no more. I don't know why they trying to make me old. But this is 'Young Jizzle from the bottom of the map.' This is the name they gave me. I gotta rock till it's over with." Young said his album Thug Motivation 103 is now slated for July. Meanwhile, Jeezy's Trap or Die 2: By Any Means Necessary mixtape is coming soon. (MTV)

Speaking with MTV News editor Shaheem Reid at a Fat Joe video shoot earlier this month, the rapper reportedly said he still went by his original alias.

"@djrtodaizza Sean and LV are two of my favs. They need to get more credit for being OGs and just 4 being dope ("Roc Boys" horns blasting)! At the Joey Crack/Jeezy video shoot. All black everything! Don't get it confused. Jeezy just told me he's still "Young Jeezy." @LamonteBall looking real "nice" up in there." (Shaheem Reid's Twitter)

He recently discussed his close knit relationship with fellow Atlanta, Georgia rapper T.I.

"I always took this thing like me and Tip was like Big and Jay. Just in the sense of we always coexist. We really never had no issues or nothing we couldn't work out. And if it was it was just whatclub we meeting at. What time, you know what I'm saying? Anything he's done, I've pretty much supported him, just as well as anything I've done, he pretty much supported me. He like the cat on the other side of town who get money, too. And it's like that. You could be in the city and two n*ggas run the city, you know what I'm saying? Like, we been on a few tours together, you know, did a couple of classic records, and um, it's just one of those thngs. That's how I always looked at it. Like we was like Big and Jay. Pac and Snoop." (VIBE)

Check out a past Young Jeezy interview below:

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