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)
Singles from Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
  1. "And Then What"
    Released: June 7, 2005
  2. "Soul Survivor"
    Released: July 16, 2005
  3. "Go Crazy (Remix)"
    Released: August 16, 2005
  4. "My Hood"
    Released: December 11, 2005

Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is the debut studio album by American rapper Young Jeezy. It was released on July 26, 2005, by his indie record label CTE World, under the distribution from Def Jam Recordings. On the UK's album release, it features the remixed version of "Go Crazy", featuring guest appearance from a fellow rapper Jay-Z.

The album was supported by four singles: "And Then What" featuring Mannie Fresh, "Soul Survivor" featuring Akon, "Go Crazy" and "My Hood".

The album debuted at number two on the 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).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop 4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly (Favorable) [3]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) [4]
Plugged In (average) [5]
Prefix Magazine (5/10) [6]
RapReviews (6.5/10) [7]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [9]
The Situation 4.5/5 stars [10]

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."[11]

In 2012, Complex called the album one of the classic albums of the last decade.[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 debuted at number two on the 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 sold 1,933,000 copies in the United States.[13]

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
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. ^ Houston Williams (2005-08-03). "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". AllHipHop. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  2. ^ Andy Kellman. "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 - Young Jeezy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ Ryan Dombal (2005-08-05). "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  4. ^ Sean Fennessey (2005-08-14). "Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  5. ^ Tom Neven; Bob Smithouser. "Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  6. ^ Rafael Martinez (2005-08-23). "Album Review: Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  7. ^ Steve "Flash" Juon (2005-08-02). "Young Jeezy :: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 :: Def Jam". RapReviews. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  8. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Young Jeezy". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ http://prettymuchamazing.com/reviews/migos-yung-rich-nation
  12. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2012/12/25-rap-albums-from-the-past-decade-that-deserve-classic-status/young-jeezy-thug-motivation-101
  13. ^ http://hiphop-n-more.com/2009/10/xxl-scans-def-jams-entire-discography-record-sales/