Young Jeezy Says Def Jam Tried To Block "TM101" Intro Track

Young Jeezy explains how he had to go to war to get the track on his debut.

Young Jeezy recently chopped it up with Shade 45's Statik Selektah about everything from his latest album TM103 to how he promoted his mixtape Trap or Die by handing out 700,000 copies. During the chat, he also revealed that he had to fight to get the intro track "Thug Motivation 101" on TM101 on the album and how his label, Def Jam, tried to block it from the LP.

"Crazy story with that shit. I was fighting to get that song on the record. The label wanted to take it off. I was like, y’all fucking crazy. It was one of those things. In the beginning, a lot of motherfuckers didn’t know where I was going with it. I had to stand on that. It was one of those win or lose things, and I feel like I won, you feel me? It was a dark time, but it was a lot of money.

Watch the two-part interview below, where he also speaks on CTE, the ban on Snowman shirts in schools and more.

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40 Comments

  • Neighborhood Playa

    i'm sure when he first heard it was getting blocked he said "AYE WHAT DA FUCK NIGGA FUCK DAT SHIT NIGGA IMA PULL A MUHFUKKIN 187 ON DESE NIGGAS NIGGA AYE TRAP TRAP TRAP"

  • Jeezy

    Jeezy album was hard i think the lable chose the wrong singles. Fame is a good track but should not be the first single. The first single should have been "Everything" it has that concept everyone can relate to or want to relate to and then after that they should have drops,38,38 has that club banging ride or die sound. Def Jam needs to rehire jay-z cuz when jay-z was there jeezy got his own control over things.

    • Anonymous

      the above comment is fuuny...I wonder how you explain J Cole's debut that is certified Gold and had a platinum single on it?....stop the hating...lol

    • Angelo

      Jay-Z doesn't know what the fuck he is doing as a "Hip Hop" exec either...He ran the label into the ground as bad as LA Reid did...Def Jam needs a Chris Lighty or Irv Gotti at the label. Somebody that's not a culture sellout!

  • Young Jeezy

    This is interesting!! p.s Are you targeting Japanese market? I Officially did promotions for Ace Hood and DJ Infamous "We The Best" Japan Tour. http://bit.ly/zJCO4V I have more than 19,500 Japanese followers. If you are producer, artiste, DJ, dancer, or records/production company and need my promotions, check this out. (*Copy & Paste this link, and delete the unnecessary 2 spaces) ht tp://bi t.ly/zXEFnw Or contact me www.Twitter.com/RSmagazine The details are in the link in my profile!

  • Anonymous

    JEEZY WONT HAVE ANOTHER ALBUM COME OUT CAUSE NIGGAS DONT CARE NO MORE ONLY PEOPLE FUCKIN WITH HIM IS DIE HARD FANS HE CAME AND WENT DONT GET ME WRONG JEEZY WAS THE MAN AT ONE TIME BUT TIMES HAVE CHANGED PEOPLE STOP FUCKIN WITH HIM AND STARTED FUCKIN WIT GUCCI AND THEM AND YOUR RIGHT JEEZY DONT EVEN GET AIRPLAY IN ATL or DO SHOWS IN ATLANTA!!!!!

    • Wow

      You bullshit niggaz are stupid. if you got over 1 million die hard fans you the fucking boss.Jeezy is the boss.every fan should be die hard.if your fans are not die hard you gonna die hard

  • Anonymous

    why is this shit relevant JEEZY dont even get airplay in ATLANTA dude career over....I knew he was done when he so called sqaushed beef with gucci

  • YESSIR

    LIKE I SAID EVERYBODY BE IN MAIMI BUT JEEZY. SHIT EVERYBODY HAS CONCERTS IN ATL BUT JEEZY DONT? AINT THAT JEEZY HOME TOWN? YEAH I KNOW HE GREW UP IN THE BOONDOCKS WITH HIS CRACK HEAD MOM AND GRANDMOTHER BUT FOR SOMEONE WHO CLAIM ATL WHY HE AINT GOT A CONCER THERE?

    • ETK

      use your brain, you goof. after that big ass tour, where you think he gonna end up? exactly.

    • Anonymous

      he doesn't need to because he raps all night in the clubs so basically he plays in alt everyday. Im from Atalanta and everyone respects jeezy here so stfu bitch and go listen to fake ass rozay or cock sucking wayne

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  • Ricky Rozay

    Jeezy first album was hot, aint gonna deny it, but Jeezy no longer relevant. Last album was straight ass and this nigga went out and started a beef to get record sales. Well Ross the hottest rapper in the game, Jeezy wasnt even on the list. Now yall niggas tell me who won that "beef." BTW those album tracklistings aint even funny. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kaz

      Jeezy's last album went gold (just like Ross' last album), so he's still relevant...

    • Rick Ross

      dat Jizzle nigga sayin like, ' so Im da one dat tried 2 put my all fuckin passion on it' um I agree cuz etm series gone so far from this rap game but first album was da shit I used to listen in prison when I was CO, nah mean, all prisoners and we enjoyed it Anyone who read my opinion may like, 'yo you are rival' but I don think he is my rival Im on da higher level BTW, God Forgives, I don't official Tracklisting had just completed so you can see dat at this evening on Hip Hop DX, so dont miss ot Thx 4 all yall support GFID coming soon BAWS !

    • Dice Raw

      sound like youre constipated,Ricky....lol

  • RAY J

    AYE AYE NIGGA,DON'T BUY THIS NIGGA SHIT HOMIE.WE WEST COASTIN IT UP OUT HERE CUHHHH. AYE NIGGA MY MONEY TEAM IS IN FULL EFFECT HOMIE.I'LL GET MY GOONS TO RAPE YOUNG CHEEZEY AND CHUCCI MAINE.THIS THAT MONEY TEAM HOMIE.YAAAAY YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! WEST COAST ALL DAY.SHIT'S ABOUT TO GET NASTIER THAN MY SISTER'S PUSSY HOMIE!

  • ForReal

    RICK ROSS - DONUTS ARE GLAZED,FRIES AREN'T (TRACKLISTING) 1. SuperSized (Intro) 2. Donuts Are Glazed (Feat Hamburgler & Grimice) [Produced By Just Glazed] 3.SMG(STAYFAT MUSIC GROUP) Banger (Feat Stale & Weak Skillz) [Produced By PopBitch Timbo] 4. 20 Pieces Nuggets(Feat B.I. & Lil Lame) [Produced By Some Lame Nigga] 5. Jelly Creamin [Produced By Trick In Drag] 6. High Blood Pressure [Produced By B.U.S.T.A.S. League] 7. Use The Sauce (Feat FireMarshall Bill) [Produced By KrispyKreme On The Track] 8. Pants Dont Fit(Feat Trick In Drag) [Produced By Trick In Drag] 9. Stay Fat,Bitches [Produced By Just Glazed] 10. 7-Eleven (Feat Gum B & Starvin Jay) [Produced By B.U.S.T.A.S. League] 11. Pray for Skittles [Produced By B.U.S.T.A.S. League] 12. The C.O (Feat Lil Lame & Washed Up Nigga) [Produced By No I.V.] 13. Wackest (Feat Joe Camel & Scary K Slide) [Produced By PopBitch Timbo] 14. Slim Fast Assassin [Produced By DJ Emfamil] 15. Outside Of McDonalds [Produced By B.U.S.T.A.S. League] 16. I Won't (Go On A Diet) [Produced By No I.V.] 17. Remember Us (Feat Realist Nigga On Tha Album & Trash) [Produced By Realist Nigga On Tha Album] 18. Constipated (Outro)

    • VCZELL

      so funny! i like!

    • bklynsfynest2000

      I don't care what anyone say that tracklist is funny...LOL...

    • The Slim Fast Assassin

      I agree,Rick Ross is a phony fat fake and the only reason people support him is cause theyre fake and phony themselves. Real recognize Real. I cant see this Rick Ross fool, Big ups to the homie who keeps dissin him,lol.Funny Shit.

    • Anonymous

      Personally I like pray for skittles!!!

    • Anonymous

      I think the shit is funny, anytime anyone has a chance to say some negative shit about fake ass Ross Im wit it. Ross is not above being talked about he is nothing special. Ross is a fat piece of shit who lucked up on fame!! No lyrical talent has ok beats and that is it!! He is a gimmick and a industry uncle tom. So yeah his fat fake ass needs to be talked about. I hope dude keeps writing those funny track listings. Anyone who stands up for Ross or supports him is a FAKE ASS BITCH too. Now put that in ya pipe and smoke it!!!

    • Anonymous

      you wasted your time typing that shit out and it wasn't even funny *smh*

    • Anonymous

      damn yall need to stop with this fake tracklist shit..but lol @ constipated (outro)

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  • ??

    What was so special about the intro track?

  • Russel

    Jeezy is a boss! I'm from Atlanta born and raised and no rapper gets love from the block like this nigga! Niggas talking that bullshit about Jeezy need to shut the fuck up!

  • YESSIR

    TALK TO ME WHEN JEEZY HEADLINING STADIUM TOURS PLEASE. 1JEEZY AINT EVEN HAVING A CONCERT IN ATL BECAUSE MEECH DONT FUCK WITH HIM AND JEEZY AINT HAVING A A TOUR STOP IN MIA CUS ROSS WOULD REGULATE

    • Slick

      Ross would regulate? the only thing that is regulation on ross is the size of his stomach. you have no idea how stupid you sound

    • clown

      He would regulate? You clown ass nigga Ross' name doesn't hold any weight.

    • Anonymous

      Jeezy isn't a sell-out faggot... that's why he doesn't headline stadium shows. Anyone who headlines stadium shows is a pop star how do you know meech doesn't fuck with jeezy... cause you read it on the internet?

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