With just over 12 and a half weeks left to the release of Young Jeezy‘s often delayed, much talked about [and in my opinion, his make-or-break] album, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, Def Jam set the wheels in motion to get word out to various DJs, radio programers and tastemakers with a conference call last week. During the call The Snowman touched on various topics and details regarding the LP, including his new single “.38” – check out the full Lil Lody produced track below along with more details on the rapper’s upcoming album.
Young Jeezy – “.38”:
The former trapper also clarified the reasons behind dropping the album so late in the year…
“The time is here,” Jeezy said. “I’m not just dropping it because it’s a deadline. It’s time. I feel like the streets waited long enough, and they need their spokesperson — their people’s champ — to come back, and talk to them and lead them. So this is not a thing about Def Jam and me trying to meet a quota. I know I said September 20 the first time, but it didn’t feel right because there was nothing for me to say at the time. Now there’s something for me to say, because the people are ready to be spoken to.”
Speaking on working with the recently incarcerated “King Of The South”, T.I., the 8732 CEO stated that the two may be planning to to release a collaborative album a la Hov and Kanye‘s Watch The Throne. “Me and Tip actually were together and we [talked] about it,” he said. “We’ve just hit the ground running and been doing so many records that I don’t think it’s impossible. And we’ve known each other [long] enough to put something like that together, and I definitely think that the city would need it, because it would be a good look. And it would be an amazing album release party, by the way.”
Jeezy, who in 2008 release his politically driven single “My President (Is Black)” in support of Barack Obama, went on to discuss his current feeling on the President.
“I think Obama is in a serious situation right now,” he continued, “because you can change a lot of things, but at the end of the day, we all need money to live, and I think that’s everybody’s problem… The sooner Obama can get some people some money and some jobs, him and Michelle [Obama] will be way better off. We’re gonna ride for them like they ride for us, but we need money right now, man.”
Listen to the full Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition Def Jam Conference Call:
Bonus: Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition Release Date Announcement