Last week’s announcement of another new release date for Young Jeezy’s long-awaited album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition had us feeling that old deja vu all over again. Dec. 20, 2011 is the fourth official release date for Jeezy's fourth solo album—not counting those months when the project was postponed indefinitely. The new video trailer announcing the latest release date opens with the words “Things May Come To Those Who Wait,” suggesting that TM103 might still end up becoming the most elusive release since Detox.
In the six years since Da Snowman first froze up the rap world, he’s gone from an unstoppable force to an enigma. Jeezy’s still got the awesome ad-libs and an extensive d-boy history to pull from, but as of late he's found it difficult to regain momentum. Not that the CTE capo himself lacks motivation. But since the September 2008 release of The Recession, there have been multiple mixtapes, first singles, and scrapped release dates.
Yes, it’s been a long wait for even the most loyal Jeezy fans, but now that there's a fresh release date on the horizon, things may finally be looking up. With reported guest spots by everybody from Lil Wayne and Drake to Jay-Z, Kanye West, Andre 3000, and Lupe Fiasco—not to mention production by Eminem, Drumma Boy, Shawty Redd, and Boi-1da—the new album sounds like it might even be worth the three-year wait.
We put together this Complete History Of Young Jeezy’s TM103 Pushbacks because we can’t wait to hear what Jay Jenkins has got up his sleeve. But read on and you'll see why we’re not holding our breath...