Young Jeezy To Def Jam: Either Get My Album Right Or I’m Leaking It
In his Twitter diatribe, Jeezy claimed that there was mismanagement on his upcoming album on the part of Def Jam:
I been perfecting this album 2 years for #myfans— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) November 12, 2013
Niggas @ @DefJamRecords keep playing games if you want!— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) November 12, 2013
Jeezy also implied that Bary Weiss, current Def Jam CEO/Chairman of The Island Def Jam Music is not working as hard as former CEO/Chairman, L.A. Reid:
Lucian and Barry boss up— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) November 12, 2013
In the end, Jeezy pulled the one move every artist who has felt they are constrained by their label has threatened to do since the dawn of (record business) time: Leak the album himself.
If Def Jam don't get this right y'all got an early xmas gift #myfans— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) November 12, 2013
Jeezy announced that his upcoming album was “coming soon” in September and the song “In My Mind” would serve as the first single. The last Jeezy song to chart on Billboard was 2012′s “R.I.P.” featuring 2 Chainz. A point of contention for Jeezy could be that his rival and labelmate Rick Ross’ new album, Mastermind has not only been announced and promoted with singles but has had multiple release dates before its final December 17th date was selected.