Young Jeezy is ready to motivate thugs for a third and final time. The A-Town representative spoke with BET.com exclusively about the final chapter to his “Thug Motivation” series, and his involvement with the Under Armour All-America High School football game.
Usually mum about the details surrounding his music, Jeezy held back when discussing his fourth opus, “Thug Motivation: 103,” which still has no release date.
“I don’t even wanna talk you to death, I’m just going to show and prove," he said. "It’s one of those albums. It’s my fourth album of my career and I honestly didn’t think I would make it this far. But, I’m definitely better than what I was when I first started.”
Jeezy dispels the rumor of working with Rihanna on the first single. According to Mr. Trap or Die himself, he wasn’t even aware of the collaboration. “Oh you heard that?” Jeezy asked with a laugh. “I didn’t even hear that one, you know more than me. But you know how I do, when it's time to go, the streets will be on fire, you’ll see me all over TV and everywhere else. But I didn’t know it was with Rihanna, you got me on that one [Laughs].”
Instead of talking about the music, Jeezy wants to let the music speak for itself. “I mean it’s going to be a special one, man,” Jeezy explained. “I don’t wanna let the cat out the bag, but I have a few features that are real special. It was some people I really wanted to work with. Some of them are well known, some of them not so much. At the same time, I don’t wanna tell people what I’m doing because I want the features to be as big of surprise as the album.”
In addition to the preparation for “103,” Jeezy also provided his services to the Under Armour All-American High School Football Game in St. Petersburg, Florida last weekend. Da Snowman, who performed during the game’s half-time show, was elated to be a part of the high school festivities.
“They reached out and I was definitely with it, anything for the kids,” he shared. “I’m definitely trying to be supportive of their big events like they are of mine. Once I heard about it, it was something that I wanted to do and they put it together. It really didn’t take long at all. It happened kind of fast.”
Young Jeezy is also slated to hit the road with Jay-Z for the “Blueprint 3” tour which is set to kick off February 20 and conclude March 27.