Despite maintaining a low profile lately, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy is still hard at work. On Tuesday (April 12), the Snowman released “Ballin’,” featuring Lil Wayne, the latest single from his repeatedly delayed fourth album TM 103.
On Monday, Jeezy released a preview video that showed him in the studio working on the Lil Lody-produced track. The rapper is seen mixing the song while it plays in the background of the minute-long clip, which announced at the end that the full song would be available Monday at 1:03 p.m.
“Ballin’ ” arrived as promised, available for download via Jeezy’s USDA2Day.com website. “Still ballin’ like a mother—-er, tell ‘em that/ Three platinum chains to match my platinum plaques,” Jeezy raps over the rugged, bass-heavy beat at the start of the second verse. Weezy closes the song out with his third verse.
Last year, Jeezy released “Lose My Mind,” featuring Plies, which was supposed to be the lead single from TM 103, the follow-up album to 2008′s The Recession. Another pair of singles — “All White Everything,” featuring Yo Gotti, and “Jizzle,” featuring Lil Jon — were also released, but the announced September 28 due date for the album came and went with no new record in stores or iTunes.
“It took me damn near a year and some change to make this album,” Jeezy told MTV News. “Me and Shawty Redd went back to the … basics. We got in this n—a basement, I moved in with that n—a for three months to finish this album,” Jeezy said. “No nothing, no clubbing. Just straight grinding, all day and all night.”
Besides getting his album ready for release, this past weekend Jeezy officially announced the signing of Gary, Indiana, rapper Freddie Gibbs to his CTE label.
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