Young Jeezy had the hip-hop world going crazy on Friday (November 18) when he released the track “I Do,” his highly anticipated collaboration with Jay-Z and Andre 3000 from his forthcoming LP, TM:103 ‘Hustlerz Ambition.’
Young Jeezy told XXL that the joint record was a big milestone for him.
“I grew up watchin’ these cats,” Jizzle said about working with Hov and 3 Stacks, “[so] to align myself with them to have a great record, to me, was showing that, ‘OK I’m here to stay.’ I get it. Of course trap music is what I do but now the world is my trap so this is how we’re gonna feed ’em and show ’em I’m a boss. I’ma boss up. I’ma surround myself with some people that are legends ’cause that’s only gonna mean one thing, that when it’s all said and done, I’m gonna be a legend as well.”
“I Do” is just one of several hit songs on TM: 103, according to the snowman, who is also excited about his new record with soul singer Jill Scott and his banger with Snoop Dogg and Devin the Dude.
“The Jill Scott record, which is crazy, it’s called ‘Trap,’ basically sums my life story up in a song,” he said, adding that “’Higher Learning’ with Snoop and Devin…it’s a different feel for me, but it shows people that I sit back in the cut and I observe.”
TM:103 is set to hit stores on December 20 via Def Jam Recordings.—Elan Mancini, additional reporting by Mark Lelinwalla and Shaheem Reid