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Southern rapper Young Jeezy has promised to make it a hot summer with the release of his new album, Thug Motivation 103, in June.
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Jeezy said he has placed a lot of focus and attention on his Recession follow-up.
“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 solo project will also be overseen by Def Jam South president DJ Khaled.
“I make great music, I’m passionate, and I’m aware,” Khaled explained about himself. “It’s about making great music. And I’m working on Jeezy’s new album called Thug Motivation 103. We got Ludacris coming out with Battle of the Sexes, and Juelz Santana is coming. 2010, Def Jam takeover, baby!” (All Hip Hop)
According to Jeezy, he has also put in work with producer Swizz Beatz.
“Oh man, sooner than later,” Jeezy said about the album’s release date last January. “I’m finishing up now, wrapping up now. I was just in the studio 15 minutes ago. Shout-outs to the homie Swizz [Beatz]. [We’re] doing some of everything. You know Swizz will keep you up all night. [We did] like two and half [songs.] Look for the album asap.” (“Ed Lover Show”)
Jay-Z recently said he had plans to drop a joint record featuring Jeezy and Trey Songz under their new moniker.
“Yeah, the Mob Squad, I’m trying to put that together,” Jay toldradio personality Greg Street. “Trey made a song, I’m just trying to refine the hook so we can get our first song out there. I don’t know if Jeezy heard it yet so I’m probably gonna surprise him with this but we got [it.] Mob Squad.” (V-103 Atlanta)