Jeezy Announces He’s Leaving Def Jam Ahead Of “I Might Forgive…But I Don’t Forget” Album


The departure includes a double album for fans to love.

There are a lot of changes going on in Jeezy’s life. In addition to divorcing his soon-to-be former wife, Jeanie Mai, he’s just announced his departure from his longtime label, Def Jam Recordings.

After 20 years, the Grammy Award-nominated rapper is apparently bidding sweet adieu to the company that helped propel his career to its current heights. His final project for the label, I Might Forgive… But I Don’t Forget, will be released on Friday (November 3).

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The double album will be released through Jeezy’s label CTE New World, in partnership with Stem Distribution. The first half, I Might Forget, includes production from ATL Jacob, Ricky Polo, Cubeatz, Hendrix and more. The second half, But I Don’t Forget, was entirely produced by The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

“Jeezy reflects on the trauma, obstacles, and personal growth he has experienced on his journey to stardom, success, and independence,” a rep for Jeezy explained.

The album also comes after the release of his New York Times best-selling memoir, Adversity for Sale. It deals with how the artist has embraced therapy as a vital tool for understanding his trauma and charting a path forward in life.

“Musically, Jeezy continues this powerful message to his devoted fans, encouraging them to persevere on their own journeys and strive to be the best versions of themselves while using his life and experience as the foundation for healing,” a rep for the label said. “With ‘I Might ForgiveBut I Don’t Forget,’ Jeezy vulnerably invites fans to join him on a transformative musical journey.”