Young Jeezy‘s name has gone a bit cold over the summer as songs by Waka Flocka, Drake and Rick Ross edged him out of radio station mixshow rotation. Despite the catchy hook of “Lose My Mind” featuring Plies, “All White Everything” with Yo Gotti didn’t heat up Jeezy’s trail to the release of his forthcoming LP TM103. The record was rumored to hit shelves this fall, but we haven’t heard a solid release date. Have you?
The rapper’s U.S.D.A. affiliate Boo Rossini told MTV News on Tuesday that Jeezy is about to shock those who thought he slipped.
“That ain’t nothing but motivation, though,” he said of the chatter. “That’s what we thrive off of. ‘Cause the odds, we always been the underdogs. … That does nothing but add fuel to the fire, that’s all that’s doing.”
Boo might be right. In May, Jeezy dropped Trap or Die 2: By Any Means Necessary with DJ Don Cannon, with him posing like an iconic image of African American freedom fighter and political figure Malcolm X. The ATL MC’s also released “Rap Game” and “Amen” earlier this week in an effort to turn the tables on his critics.
“Right now, the main focus is Young,” Boo, who is promoting his new record 100 (Live By It, Die By It), told MTV News. “He’s gonna kill them when he drops. He’s almost done cooking, so watch out for that. After that, we got the U.S.D.A. project, and I’m working this single. We going into the new year trying to smash it.”
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