Soulja Boy had a rough week, ending up behind bars after he and his entourage were pulled over by cops who discovered marijuana and guns in their vehicle. Meanwhile, Mannie Fresh opened up to HipHopDX about a gang of topics including his working relationship with Mystikal, his standing with Lil Wayne and his opinion on Young Jeezy. Speaking of, Jeezy had quite a busy week, revealing the cover art and release date for his oft-delayed album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, while his cohort T.I. hit the media circuit to discuss everything from his upcoming album to his various beefs with critics.

Soulja Boy Thrown In The Slammer For Guns & Marijuana

Soulja Boy didn’t have such a good week. Along with four associates, the SODMG leader was arrested this past Tuesday after cops pulled them over for a traffic violation, only to discover drugs and guns in the vehicle. All were held in Temple, Georgia’s Carrol County Jail, where they were charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of a weapon in commission of a crime and possession with intent to distribute. The “Crank That” rapper was later released, only to take to his Twitter account to apologize to fans for his behavior.

Mannie Fresh Opens Up About Mystikal, Hot Boys & Lil Wayne

Mannie Fresh gave a candid, eye-opening interview to HipHopDX this past week, lifting the veil on topics that seemed to be untroubled. Doting on Mystikal’s comeback album, the former Cash Money producer said that in spite of appearing in a studio cypher with him earlier in the week, he’s having trouble getting him back in the studio because he’s “[wasting time].” He also noted the history between Cash Money and No Limit, revealing that the Hot Boys reunion was staged to “make them look good at the time.” He also said that he bumps head with Young Jeezy because he needs to “show growth.”

Young Jeezy Announces “TM 103” Release Date, Enlists Samuel L. Jackson For Movie

While Mannie Fresh said he needed to show growth, Young Jeezy was busy focusing on getting his career back on track. Earlier in the week, his group U.S.D.A. announced a new album The After Party, arriving November 15th. The next day, Jeezy finally announced a solid date for his oft-delayed album Thug Motivation 103 (December 20th), revealing the cover art and release date in a promotional video. Everything was set in motion with a conference call through Def Jam, where he revealed that he and T.I. discussed a Watch the Throne-style album and touched on Samuel L. Jackson narrating the short film to accompany the deluxe version of TM103.

T.I. Hints At Collaborative Albums, Speaks On Upcoming LP

Jeezy said that he and T.I. discussed a joint album, but the Snowman wasn’t the only one Tip had in mind. This week, T.I. said that he and B.o.B contemplated releasing a collaborative LP, tentatively titled The Man and the Martian. In addition to appearing on Bobby Ray’s sophomore release Strange Clouds, the King of the South spoke on his guest features on remixes for Drake’s “Headlines” and Lil Wayne’s “She Will,” popping up on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas in Paris”  remix and releasing his own song “Here Ye Here Ye” featuring Pharrell. He also spoke on his next album, titled either Kill the King or Trouble, and buried the hatchet with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg while slamming his critics.

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