It’s been a long time coming. Young Jeezy’s TM 103 is finally arriving, says Freddie Gibbs. At a New York City concert in July, the Snowman announced that his much-anticipated album would be released on September 20, but after nearly two years of delays, many were skeptical.
“Yeah it’s coming out, it’s definitely coming,” Jeezy’s newest signee Gibbs told “RapFix Live” on Wednesday.
“TM 103, that’s gonna be something to be reckoned with,” Gibbs said. Back in 2010, the Plies-assisted “Lose My Mind” was the first official track released from the album, and Jeezy’s current single, “Ballin’,” featuring Lil Wayne, is picking up steam in the streets. In promoting the LP, Jeezy released his The Real Is Back 2 mixtape with DJ Drama on September 3, but fans have yet to see TM 103’s album cover or an official track listing, and with less than two weeks before it is due in stores, anticipation is building.
“It’s a lot of rumblings, it’s gonna be some controversy with that record too,” Gibbs said. “People’s feelings gonna get hurt.”
Jeezy’s debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, dropped in 2005, and the following year he dropped The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102. By 2008, Mr. 17.5 had taken a break from the TM series, deciding to release The Recession instead, but now he has decided to return to the album series that cemented his place as a rap titan.
As far as what TM 103 has in store, Gibbs wouldn’t say, instead choosing to let his CTE CEO present the long-awaited LP as he sees fit. “I ain’t speaking on nothing Jeezy doin’,” Gibbs said. “I know what I’m doin’.”