Young Jeezy Brings His 'Thug Motivation' Back To His Hometown

Last night Atlanta rap superstar Young Jeezy celebrated five years since the release of his classic debut record Thug Motivation 101 back to the streets of Buckhead in his Atlanta hometown. A day following his New York celebration, Jeezy closed out the festivities at home at the city's packed Buckhead Theater with special guests Yo Gotti and Lil Scrappy also on hand. Check out the clip for a rundown of the action. TM103 in stores September 20th.


Following his show Jeezy spoke with MTV News backstage about the joy of performing in front of his fellow Atlanta residents. "It felt good to see the city out, givin' everybody something to dress up for, get out have a good time," the Snowman told MTV News. "It was definitely a lot of thug motivatin' going on. Everybody was there for one reason: We were celebrating. It was a celebration."

"I just wanted to put somethin' together that was special," he said of the tribute shows. "Music is so different nowadays from when I came out. An album would last two or three years, especially when you have a classic like I do," he added with a chuckle.