Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

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Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
Young Jeezy Let's Get It Thug Motivation 101.jpg
Studio album by Young Jeezy
Released July 26, 2005
Recorded 2004–05
Genre
Length 77:41
Label
Producer
Young Jeezy chronology
Come Shop wit Me
(2003)
Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
(2005)
The Inspiration
(2006)

Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is the third studio album by American rapper Young Jeezy. It was released on July 26, 2005, by his record label Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE), making it his first major label debut on Def Jam Recordings. The album was supported by four singles: "And Then What" featuring Mannie Fresh, "Soul Survivor" featuring Akon, "Go Crazy" and "My Hood". The remix to "Go Crazy" featuring guest vocals from a fellow American rapper Jay-Z, was included on the UK version to the album.

The album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 172,000 copies in the first week. On September 29, 2005, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Commercial performance[edit]

Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 172,000 copies in the first week. On September 29, 2005, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2009, the album has sold 1,933,000 copies in the United States.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

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 (6.5/10) [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]

In 2012, Complex called the album one of the classic albums of the last decade.[16] In 2015, hip hop writer Brooklyn Russell declared the album "trap rap's apotheosis" while observing its impact: "Working with only a handful of Shawty Redd beats and his naturally raspy voice, Atlanta native Young Jeezy would lay down the blueprint for an entire region of rappers—virtually knocking big players like Lil Jon out of commission."[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Thug Motivation 101"   Shawty Redd 3:14
2. "Standing Ovation"   Drumma Boy 4:14
3. "Gangsta Music"  
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
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"   Don Cannon 4:13
7. "Last of a Dying Breed" (featuring Trick Daddy, Young Buck and Lil' Will)
  • Khao
  • Sanchez Holmes
3:56
8. "My Hood"  
Lil' C 4:00
9. "Bottom of the Map"  
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd 4:21
10. "Get Ya Mind Right"  
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd 3:41
11. "Trap Star"  
Mr. Collipark 3:52
12. "Bang" (featuring T.I. and 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 and Slick Pulla) Midnight Black 4:29
17. "That's How Ya Feel"  
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd 4:03
18. "Talk to 'Em"  
Nitti 4:23
19. "Air Forces"  
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd 4:01
Notes
Sample credits

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://hiphop-n-more.com/2009/10/xxl-scans-def-jams-entire-discography-record-sales/
  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"[permanent dead link]. 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" Archived November 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. 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
  17. ^ http://prettymuchamazing.com/reviews/migos-yung-rich-nation