Hip hop legends Jermaine Dupri and Curren$y have revealed the release date for their much-anticipated joint project, For Motivational Use Only. The duo announced that their album will be dropping on April 4, 2023, in a TIDAL Check-In Twitter Spaces session hosted by Elliot Wilson. Dupri revealed that the first project will consist of seven tracks, and the album will serve as Curren$y’s first project of 2023 following a busy year in 2022, while Dupri’s last full-length release was in 2001.
The album title, For Motivational Use Only, speaks to the theme of the album. Curren$y explains that it is all about motivating people to get money, invest it wisely and then rinse and repeat, “We got 40 songs saved so we got music, we don’t even have to go in the studio again and we can roll out four volumes without going to the studio again, and we not going to stop,” he said.
The announcement of the release date was a significant moment as Dupri and Curren$y have been teasing the project for over a year. The release date is significant as it falls on Curren$y’s 42nd birthday and doubles up as the primary area code for Atlanta, 404.
Dupri and Curren$y also revealed that For Motivational Use Only is the first of a trilogy of projects, with the second album scheduled to be released on May 4, in honor of Spitta’s hometown of New Orleans, whose area code is 504.
Fans have already had a taste of what to expect from the album, as the duo released the single “Essence Fest” to streaming services and “Never Enough” as a From The Block performance. The announcement of the release date has increased anticipation for the album’s release, with fans eagerly waiting for the release of For Motivational Use Only on April 4, 2023.