Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

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Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
Studio album by Young Jeezy
Released July 26, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap [1]
Length 77:41
Label CTE, Island Def Jam
Producer Shawty Redd, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Midnight Black, Lil C, Jazze Pha, Nitti, Mr. Collipark, Don Cannon, Mannie Fresh, Drumma Boy, Khao, Sanchez Holmes
Young Jeezy chronology
Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
(2005)
The Inspiration
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop 4/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly (Favorable) [4]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) [5]
Plugged In (average) [6]
Prefix Magazine (5/10) [7]
RapReviews (8/10) [8]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [10]
The Situation 4.5/5 stars [11]
Spin B [12]
Stylus Magazine B [13]
ThaCorner (7.75/10) [14]
USA Today 3/4 stars [15]

Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is the third studio album by American rapper Young Jeezy, his major label debut with Def Jam Recordings. Four singles were released from the album: "And Then What", "Soul Survivor", "Go Crazy", and "My Hood". The music videos for all songs have been put into rotation on BET, VH1, and MTV. The version of "Go Crazy" most frequently heard is the remix featuring Jay-Z.

The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in late 2005. The UK release of the album contains the remix of "Go Crazy", Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, with 172,000 copies sold, in the first week of release. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2006. In 2012 Complex called the album one of the classic albums of the last decade.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Thug Motivation 101"   Shawty Redd 3:14
2. "Standing Ovation"   Drumma Boy 4:14
3. "Gangsta Music"   Shawty Redd 4:02
4. "Let's Get It / Sky's the Limit"   Midnight Black 3:42
5. "And Then What" (featuring Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 4:05
6. "Go Crazy" (featuring Jay-Z) Don Cannon 4:13
7. "Last of a Dying Breed" (featuring Trick Daddy, Young Buck & Lil Will) San "Chez" Holmes, Khao 3:56
8. "My Hood"   Lil C 4:00
9. "Bottom of the Map"   Shawty Redd 4:21
10. "Get Ya Mind Right"   Shawty Redd 3:41
11. "Trap Star"   Mr. Collipark 3:52
12. "Bang" (featuring T.I. & Lil Scrappy) Jazze Pha 4:28
13. "Don't Get Caught"   J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 4:17
14. "Soul Survivor" (featuring Akon) Akon 4:40
15. "Trap or Die" (featuring Bun B) Shawty Redd 4:00
16. "Tear It Up" (featuring Lloyd & Slick Pulla) Midnight Black 4:29
17. "That's How Ya Feel"   Shawty Redd 4:03
18. "Talk to Em"   Nitti 4:23
19. "Air Forces" (Bonus track) Shawty Redd 4:01

Samples[edit]

Interpolations[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/lets-get-it-thug-motivation-101-mw0000689105
  2. ^ Houston Williams (2005-08-03). "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". AllHipHop. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ Andy Kellman. "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 - Young Jeezy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. ^ Ryan Dombal (2005-08-05). "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  5. ^ Sean Fennessey (2005-08-14). "Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  6. ^ Tom Neven; Bob Smithouser. "Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  7. ^ Rafael Martinez (2005-08-23). "Album Review: Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  8. ^ Steve "Flash" Juon (2005-08-02). "Young Jeezy :: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 :: Def Jam". RapReviews. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  9. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Young Jeezy". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  10. ^ Hoard, Christian (2005-07-08). "Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. 
  11. ^ Usman Sajjad (2005-07-26). "Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". The Situation. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  12. ^ Ryan, Chris. (2005-09-15) "Young Jeezy, 'Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101' (Def Jam); Boyz N Da Hood, 'Boyz N Da Hood' (Bad Boy)". Spin. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  13. ^ Evan McGarvey (2005-08-10). "Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  14. ^ [1][dead link]
  15. ^ Steve Jones (2005-07-25). "Young Jeezy, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  16. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2012/12/25-rap-albums-from-the-past-decade-that-deserve-classic-status/young-jeezy-thug-motivation-101