All good things must come to an end. After spending nearly two decades at Def Jam, Jeezy has reportedly cut ties with the label. Moving forward, the Atlanta native will release a double album through his new imprint, CTE New World. Set for release on Friday, November 3, I Might Forgive…But I Don’t Forget will include contributions from Ricky Polo, ATL Jacob, Cubeatz, Hendrix and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League among others.
Jeezy’s departure from Def Jam marks the end of an era for the legendary MC. After releasing Come Shop wit Me and Thuggin’ Under the Influence, Jeezy made Def Jam debut with Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 in 2005. From there, he went on to release two chart-topping LPs, Thug Motivation 102: The Inspiration and The Recession, in 2006 and 2008. In total, both parties came together to distribute one double platinum LP, three platinum albums and two gold projects. The last release of the nearly 16-year partnership was The Recession 2 in November 2020.
Beyond music, Jeezy has expanded his portfolio of work to include a best-selling book, a limited-edition podcast and a steakhouse. Most recently, he has stepped further into the world of real estate with a specific focus on the city of Atlanta, Georgia.