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)Come Shop wit Me2003
Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
(2005)
The Inspiration
(2006)The Inspiration2006
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 Corporate Thugz, under the distribution from Def Jam, on the UK's album release, it features the remixed version of "Go Crazy", featuring guest appearance from rapper Jay-Z.

The album was supported by 4 singles: "And Then What" featuring Mannie Fresh, "Soul Survivor" featuring Akon, "Go Crazy" and "My Hood".

The album debuted at #2 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
SourceRating
AllHipHop4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 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 Stone3/5 stars[9]
The Situation4.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Thug Motivation 101"Shawty Redd3:14
2."Standing Ovation"Drumma Boy4:14
3."Gangsta Music"
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd4:02
4."Let's Get It / Sky's the Limit"Midnight Black3:42
5."And Then What" (featuring Mannie Fresh)Mannie Fresh4:05
6."Go Crazy"Don Cannon4:13
7."Last of a Dying Breed" (featuring Trick Daddy, Young Buck and Lil' Will)
  • Khao
  • Sanchez Holmes
3:56
8."My Hood"Lil' C4:00
9."Bottom of the Map"
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd4:21
10."Get Ya Mind Right"
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd3:41
11."Trap Star"Mr. Collipark3:52
12."Bang" (featuring T.I. and Lil Scrappy)Jazze Pha4:28
13."Don't Get Caught"J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League4:17
14."Soul Survivor" (featuring Akon)Akon4:40
15."Trap or Die" (featuring Bun B)
Shawty Redd4:00
16."Tear It Up" (featuring Lloyd and Slick Pulla)
Midnight Black4:29
17."That's How Ya Feel"
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd4:03
18."Talk to 'Em"Nitti4:23
19."Air Forces"
  • Jenkins
  • Stewart
Shawty Redd4:01
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" Archived 2016-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.. Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ Ryan Dombal (2005-08-05). "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 Review" Archived 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine.. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  4. ^ Sean Fennessey (2005-08-14). "Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" Archived 2012-11-30 at the Wayback Machine.. 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" Archived 2016-01-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  7. ^ Steve "Flash" Juon (2005-08-02). "Young Jeezy :: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 :: Def Jam" Archived 2007-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.. RapReviews. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  8. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Young Jeezy" Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine.. 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. ^ "Review: Migos' 'Yung Rich Nation'". Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "25 Rap Albums From the Past Decade That Deserve Classic StatusYoung Jeezy, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005)". Complex. Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "XXL Scans: Def Jam's Entire Discography & Record Sales - HipHop-N-More". 18 October 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2017.