Jeezy’s 4th studio album and 3rd installment of the “Thug Motivation” series has been a much anticipated one with all prior release dates being pushed back over the past two years. During this time several singles have been released including “Balling” featuring Lil Wayne, Rollin featuring Fabolous, Shake Life, and Flexin featuring Fabolous and Yo Gotti. In an interview to talk about the upcoming album and its delays Jeezy simply explained,
“I’ma keep it real. At the time, you know I had to go live life,” he said, “I was on two big tours, so I was just doing a lot of rapper things. I get my music from the streets and livin’, and I don’t live. I didn’t do Jeezy. I was doing Young Jeezy, the rapper, but I wasn’t doing Jeezy. So I went back home and kinda just got out and started moving around. It just all came together.”
He received some backlash in the public not fully understanding what was taken him so long to put out another album after his successful third album, The Recession. He spoke with XXL soon after his announcement to push back the date, and said he’d rather wait and make something real.
“I’m doin’ what any n—a would do on his fourth album,” Jeezy said. “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—er 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–.”
Young hasn’t kept us waiting for nothing though!!! The album is set to be a 2-disc set, with the uncut version including a short film entitled “Hustlerz Ambition”. The film narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Chris Robinson will take us on a journey thru the life of Jeezy himself and his rise to fame.
story Pulled from: MTV