Jermaine Dupri and Curren$y have revealed the release date for their upcoming joint project For Motivational Use Only.
JD and Spitta are set to drop their collaborative effort on April 4, which is fitting because it falls on Curren$y’s 42nd birthday and also doubles up the ATL’s primary area code (404).
The So So Def mogul and Jet Life chief joined Elliott Wilson’s “TIDAL Check-In” Twitter Spaces on Monday (March 20), where they provided more insight into the project.
“Live and direct right here, right now, since everybody’s been asking when the album coming out… 404,” JD confirmed. “The date of this album is on 4/04. That’s Spitta’s birthday.”
Curren$y added: “That’s 404 day for Atlanta and my birthday for the whole muthafuckin’ world.”
Dupri went on to say that this is just the first of three installments in their collaborative series, with the first project clocking in at seven tracks.
“He just talked to me about dropping another record on 5/04,” Dupri said in honor of Spitta’s hometown of New Orleans, whose area code is 504.
“Yeah, so we dropping on muthafuckin’ Atlanta day, 4/04. Even though that’s my birthday, I want my damn area code to have some music,” Curren$y said.
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The first offering from For Motivational Use Only arrived last week in the form of a From The Block Performance of “Never Enough.”. The duo also issued the single “Essence Fest” to streaming services.
The album will serve as Curren$y’s first project of 2023 following a typically prolific year in ’22, while Dupri’s last full-length release, Instructions, arrived back in 2001.
In a recent interview with VIBE, the former explained the meaning behind the project’s title and revealed that he and JD have recorded 40 songs for their planned trilogy.
“Just in the title, For Motivational Use Only. I think from that you can derive what you’re going to hear,” Spitta said. “You’re going to be pushed to get money, to count that money, invest that money wisely, and then once you flipped it once or two times, then maybe get yourself a little something and then continue and rinse and repeat. That’s what it’s about.”
He continued: “We got 40 songs saved so we got music, we don’t even have to go in the studio again and we can roll out four volumes without going to the studio again, and we not going to stop.”