A few hours prior, Jeezy dropped his final album for Def Jam with TM104: The Legend of the Snowman.
The 18-track project will also mark the closing chapter of Jeezy’s Thug Motivation series and features some big-time industry heavy-weights such as Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, John Legend, CeeLo Green, Gunna, and more. Highlights of the album include “White Keys,” “MLK BLVD,” “4 Play,” and “The Reveal MVP.”
During a recent visit to Sway in the Morning, the Atlanta rapper stated that although TM104 does define an end, it isn’t the finale of his career. “It’s definitely the last Thug Motivation installment,” the rapper said. “I always planned on doing four installments of the Thug Motivation [series].” He also shared that this would be the last album he released on Def Jam, a label that he’s called home since 2004. Jeezy began his Thug Motivation series fourteen years ago with his major-label debut, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.
The 41-year-old rapper also told Billboard while creating TM104: The Legend of the Snowman, he re-listened to his previous Thug Motivations and The Recession to find inspiration. In the interview he shared, “I was the one cat that made it through that and I seen so much that it made me numb, but it also made me want to spread what I saw so that I can help people overcome what they was going through.” He continued, “The TM series represents adversity and represents the struggle, overcoming obstacles. It represents evolution. If you look at it, it’s sturdy steps of evolution, like watching somebody grow and bigger and wiser and better.”