Young Jeezy’s “Motivation” Preps For A Hot Summer

Young Jeezy’s “Motivation” Preps For A Hot Summer

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, 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:

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