Join Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation Seminar at Mansion This Friday

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Originally, Young Jeezy's fourth major-label slab, reportedly titled Thug Motivation 103, was supposed to drop sometime in 2009. But soon the rapper pushed back the projected release date to June 2010 before flip-flopping with a guesstimate of July. Then, a couple of months ago, the world was told to expect Lil J's street opus on September 28. Unsurprisingly, plans have changed again.

Thus, we've begun to wonder: Could TM 103, as it's known among insiders, be Jaylen Jenkins's Chinese Democracy? Probably not. He doesn't really seem the type to lock himself away for 15 years, diddling strippers and fiddling with knobs.

However, it wouldn't be a bad idea for Jeezy watchers to just generally disregard the new, supposedly definite street date of December 14. Until we see 103 on Christmas special at FYE, it's all just hype.

While we wait on the full package, though, there are plenty of scraps to scrutinize: last spring's promo mixtape Trap or Die II: By Any Means Necessary, the first official single "Jizzle" featuring Lil Jon, and this Friday's live show at Mansion. So listen between the lines, hit the club, and try to telepathically extract some truth from Jeezy's iron-trap mind.

Young Jeezy. Friday, October 22. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Doors opena at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 in advance via wantickets.com. Call 305-695-8411 or visit mansionmiami.com.

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