Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has finally placed his finishing touches on the long-awaited Thug Motivation 103 album by announcing its completion and hinting at a possible summer release.
Although Jeezy has yet to confirm a release date, the “Snowman” promised a memorable summer is in store.
“#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, Jeezy 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)
Prior to getting pushed back indefinitely, Jeezy’s long-delayed Thug Motivation 103 album was set to drop last December.
Young Jeezy has had a tough time motivating the thugs this year. The third installment of his Thug Motivation series, TM103, has been facing delays ever since last year, but reps for Def Jam have confirmed with XXLMag.com that the disc will finally hit shelves on December 14. The Atlanta-based rapper already dropped several singles from the album–“Jizzle,” “All White Everything” featuring Yo Gotti and “Lose My Mind” featuring Plies–to little fan fare. (XXL Mag)
A TM103 release date has not yet been announced.
Check out some past Young Jeezy footage down below: