Perhaps some good has come from all the delays Young Jeezy has endured since he announced his fourth album, nearly three years ago. Following numerous delays, a misprint from Target.com which said the album was due in 2025, and boasting from rival Rick Ross, Young Jeezy was given a December 20 release date. To ensure a 2011 release, Young Jeezy even scheduled a USDA release before the end of the year.
While Young Jeezy fans will be happy with any release, they would prefer to hear the long-awaited Thug Motivation 103. Last week, Young Jeezy held a listening party for the album in New York City. The listening party silenced the number of critics who still felt the album would be delayed, despite being given the December 20 release date. Young Jeezy went to Shade 45 to discuss his new album with DJ Whoo Kid.
During the interview, Young Jeezy revealed he would be recording with Eminem, the head of Shady Records and the owner of the very same Shade 45 station he was on. Eminem was in the middle of his hiatus when Young Jeezy enjoyed his initial run. When Eminem landed his comeback, Young Jeezy was waiting to release Thug Motivation 103. Now, both rappers are back in the public eye and will be working together on the new album. Having been away for three years, Young Jeezy is coming back with a bang, featuring a number of big names on the new album.
Aside from Eminem, Young Jeezy will also be working with Andre 3000, Jay-Z, longtime collaborator, Fabolous, Devin the Dude, and the Doggfather, Snoop Dogg, among many other collaborations.