Young Jeezy Explains ‘TM 103’ Delay, Readies ‘Shake Life’ Remix

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Young Jeezy has kept fans waiting three years for his oft-delayed album, but he has good reason. The Atlanta rapper explains what took him so long to drop Thug Motivation 103.

“I’ma keep it real. At the time, you know I had to go live life,” he told Hot 93.7’s Jenny Boom Boom. “I was on two big tours [with Lil Wayne and Jay-Z], so I was just doing a lot of rapper things. I get my music from the streets and livin’—and I didn’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.”

Jeezy, who is currently headlining a tour across the country, took his time with this album, the follow-up to 2008’s The Recession. “I wanted [this album] to be special because I promoted it for so long,” he explained. “And I feel like if you’re gonna make somebody wait for something, it’s gotta be right.”

While he will always represent the ‘hood, he has expanded his horizons. “This is my fourth album, so I had to show the growth quite naturally. Everybody knows I ain’t standin’ on the corner no more, so I ain’t even wanna go that route. I had to go kinda worldly. The world is my trap now.”

A remix to his celebratory single “Shake Life” will arrive “real soon.” “I’m gonna put another artist on it, somebody that I happen to think fits the record,” he hinted. “It’s gonna be big though. Actually I was trying to get him on the original version but it didn’t happen fast enough, so I’m just gonna make it the remix.”

TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition is due September 20 featuring Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, André 3000, and more.

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11 Comments

  1. CITY

    STILL WAITIN JEEZY…IF I HEAR IT GETS PUSHED BACK AGAIN..IM GIVING UP ON YO ASS…

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  2. YUNG Reezy

    lame excuse for delaying the album so long.

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  3. trippen67

    its is record label delaying the project! It happens to every other artist who don’t get full support and promo!

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  4. mon

    sorry jeezy u lost a fan i’ve moved on musically nobody is checkin for u no mo….too much time has passed!

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  5. Converse

    Jeezy albums are always dope! TM103 is going too be a classic and when ?Shake life get more radio play, the same bandwagon fans are going to hop back smh He has a loyal fanbase so he will top the charts. TM103>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  6. teago bk my trap

    Word jeezy albums are always the truth tm 103 will be a instant classic just like his other albums I can’t wait on til then we rock the real is back fire mixtape

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  7. john

    @mon i cosign 100%

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  8. Clif

    TM 103 gone be another classic. Wouldn’t mind hearing T.I on the remix. @converse were yu stay bro cause I have yet to hear shake life in Houston

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  9. Hugh

    Shake Life is dope

    Checkin for the track listing

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  10. meme

    i hate when artist do this to us like we are stupid. That is not the reason TM3 was delayed. im sure if all white everything was #1 on the charts that album wad have magically found its way to the stores.

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