Release Date: Dec 12, 2006
Record label: Def Jam
Young Jeezy's first album for Def Jam, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was such a breakout success that it immediately left his Bad Boy album with Boyz N da Hood -- released just weeks prior -- as an afterthought. What is his appeal, exactly? His persona revolves around being a crack dealer, but he spins it as a motivational speaker who encourages people to do what they need to do to get paid. School kids proudly donned Jeezy's snowman T-shirts, even if the closest they'll ever come to hustling is selling chocolates for a class trip.
Young Jeezy :: The InspirationDef JamAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonHaving a long memory can at times be detrimental to writing successfully. At least four times this reviewer wrote "Thug Inspiration" as the title of the review, an honest mistake based on the last album's title "Thug Motivation. " After all it's hard to imagine why Jeezy wouldn't want to keep "Thug" in the title, as thuggery has become one of the hallmarks of his rap style for what it's worth, along with his trademark drawled "YEAHHHHHHHH" and "AYYYY.