Def Jam rapper Young Jeezy‘s Thug Motivation 103 will continue to keep fans waiting as new reports claim it is no longer hitting store shelves this month.
While a new date remains unknown, hip-hop heads will now wait past late September for Jeezy’s long-awaited LP.
The album, the long-awaited third installment in Jeezy’s Thug Motivation series, is no longer dropping on September 20, and a new date hasn’t been announced. This delay is just the latest in a succession of hold-ups that have plagued the album since 2009. Two singles from TM 103 have already dropped, “Ballin’,” featuring Lil Wayne, and “Shake Life.” (BET)
During a special New York City performance in July, the rapper said his album would drop heading into the fall.
Taking the stage at Highline Ballroom, Jeezy revealed that his oft-delayed fourth LP will drop this fall. “My ni**a Kinky B. just told me that TM103 will be in stores September 20. Goodnight, I love ya’ll!” he told the crowd at the end of his 75-minute set, which featured appearances from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fabolous, The Lox, and Bun B. (Rap-Up)
TM103 producer Drumma Boy recently talked to SOHH about Jeezy’s delayed LP.
“I’m extremely therapeutic to everybody I work with,” Drumma Boy told SOHH. “So it’s not like I”m just selling beats or passing off beats for ‘this’ person to rap on and ‘this’ person to rap on. I might just have a conversation with you that changes your life or I might tell Jeezy one or two things that he could do to flip around. It’s things like that, that can really help the moves that he makes. We look out for each other like that. It’s more of a therapeutic situation, making sure he gets what he needs. I did a record with him and Travis Barker. We got a special guest on the features, so stay tuned to that. I mean, Jeezy is a, when I speak on consistent grind, he has to be probably the leader in that category as far as consistency and how many records he’s doing and how much he’s doing with the clothing line and how much he’s doing on tour, overseas, with the kids and charity events.” (SOHH)
A few months ago, Jeezy opened up about his difficulty trying to remain focused on the LP.
“It took a long time to get the direction I was going, but when I got in the zone everything locked up,” Jeezy explained. “I had to go back and recollect because it got to a point where I was so far away from what I know and what was helping me articulate my music. I’m on tour with [Lil] Wayne, so that’s that rapstar superstar life–and I love it by the way–but then I had to go back home just to see what was really real, so I could take that from the streets and spread the word.” (Hot 97)
Check out some recent Young Jeezy footage below: