Southern rapper Young Jeezy defends the decision to delay his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album through late September in the new XXL Magazine.
Within his cover feature, Jeezy says he did not want to rush any material just to satisfy a deadline.
“I’m doin’ what any n*gga would do on his fourth album,” Jeezy says. “I’m gettin’ it together. I’m not just gon’ give you anything, to be hot and relevant. That don’t make sense. That’s like telling a muthaf*cka anything just to get it done. I’ma be straight up with you, so when you walk away, even if you ain’t satisfied, I kept it real. I kept it 100. And that’s the way I feel. I wouldn’t even call it the top of my game. I’m just really figuring out the music sh*t.” (XXL Mag)
Prior to receiving a September 28th release, Jeezy’s album was scheduled for late August.
Young Jeezy is motivated to get his album out by the end of summer. The rapper has set a new release date for his oft-delayed project. The Atlanta MC’s fourth major label studio album Thug Motivation 103 is scheduled to drop on August 31, Rap-Up.com has learned. It has been delayed numerous times since last year, but looks to have finally found its footing. Two singles, “All White Everything” and the street anthem “Lose My Mind,” have been sent to digital retailers and radio. (Rap-Up)
Producer Drumma Boy recently talked about working on Jeezy’s new album.
“With Jeezy, it’s funny because when it comes to the music, I already know what he wants,” Drumma said in an interview. “We’ve never actually worked in the studio together. The first time I ever heard ‘Put On’ was on the radio. [Laughs] Just the other day, he called me as soon as I woke up. First call of the day. He was like, ‘Where you at? I need to get some more music.’ I’ll give him the intersection I’m at and he’ll just ride down right then, pick up a beat CD and keep it moving. It’s like a real dope deal. I really got crack! [Laughs] All our joints come that way. Even with [the album’s street single] ‘Lose My Mind,’ I didn’t hear that until we mixed it. So I can’t tell you exactly what I’ve got on there yet, but in addition to “Lose My Mind,” I’m gonna have two of three other joints on the album.” (VIBE)
Jeezy previously discussed what rap fans could expect to hear from the upcoming project earlier this year.
“But June, by the way,” he said of the LP’s release date. “That’s what I’m thinking. If you the boss, you can talk like that. I’m thinking June. I wanna own the summer. If you coming out [with an album] in June, you might wanna think about that, bruh. TM103, I will be there…I’m just going in, basically handling my business. I gotta say what’s on my mind. But I’m not here to sell you on no album. Like I said, June, you will be surprised, homie. That’s real talk. I been working on this. I been back in the lab…I got you.” (MTV)
The September XXL Magazine drops Tuesday, August 10th on newsstands.
Young Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103 hits stores Tuesday, September 28th.
Check out a past Young Jeezy interview down below: