Cold Summer is the debut studio album from the hip hop trio U.S.D.A. It was released May 22, 2007 on Young Jeezy's Corporate Thugz Entertainment label, which is distributed by Def Jam. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 with approximately 94,000 copies sold in its first week released. The album was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In an interview with MTV, Jeezy explained why he chose not to release a regular studio album to showcase his crew.
"It's crazy," Jeezy said in a statement. "I wanted to do it mix tape-style 'cause I wanted it to be something for the streets. It's like Trap or Die on steroids. I love that. It's a street album, just raw."