News: Young Jeezy's "Motivation" Preps For A Hot Summer
Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:49AM
Southern rapper Young Jeezy may not have been kidding about recently wrapping up his long-awaited Thug Motivation 103 album as a release date has now emerged for the solo project.
According to reports, Jizzle's latest album will land in stores around late July.
Young Jeezy fans rejoice. After a series of delays, the Atlanta rapper has finally set a solid release date for his oft-delayed album Thug Motivation 103. Jeezy's fourth studio LP is scheduled to drop on July 26, Rap-Up.com has learned. TM103's release coincides with the sixth anniversary of his debut Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. (Rap-Up)
A few days ago, Jeezy officially announced his project's completion.
"#TM103 Is Done!!! The Summer Will Be Crazy!!!," Jeezy tweeted Wednesday (May 18). (Young Jeezy's Twitter)
Earlier this month, Jeezy released a new collaborative record called "Stripes" featuring newly signed Corporate Thugz Entertainment rapper Freddie Gibbs.
"We definitely talkin' about the same gangsta topics, but I think that day we were bumpin' some Run-DMC so we got into that stripe mode," Gibbs said about the track, which was inspired by the popular 1980s rap group. The record was produced by Lodi, a beatmaker from Memphis who Jeezy has recently took under his wing. "He one of the coldest in the game right now and he's doin' a lot of work with CTE and we're ready to get it in...The main thing, really, was my admiration I had for Jeezy and the respect I had for him...It definitely wasn't about the money or any of that. I looked at what he does musically and what I do musically and I thought that he could take it to the next level." (MTV)
In February, he was spotted in the studio with 16-year-old pop star Justin Bieber.
Vulture has previously pointed out how Young Jeezy -- whose next album, Thug Motivation 103, is in a state of perma-delay -- had his position of reigning gruff-but-charismatic-drug-dealer-rapper usurped by Rick Ross. What can Jeezy do to remedy the situation? Either drop 103 to universal critical and commercial acclaim -- or do a song with the possibly omnipotent Justin Bieber. Looks like he's going the latter route: In a grand coup for his career, Da Snowman was photographed in an L.A. studio with a pre-haircut JB over the weekend, presumably while working on a track. Okay, Jeezy's back, everyone; go about your business. (NY Mag)
Thug Motivation 103 is slated to hit stores Tuesday, July 26th.
Check out some past Young Jeezy footage below: