Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 [Snowman Deluxe Edition]

Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 [Snowman Deluxe Edition]

by Young Jeezy
     
 

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A sequence of events juggled the release dates for Boyz N da Hood's first album (issued on Bad Boy) and Young Jeezy's own widely distributed breakout (issued on Def Jam). Boyz N da Hood hit the Top Five the week it was released, and Young Jeezy -- the group's most visible member -- wound up releasing

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A sequence of events juggled the release dates for Boyz N da Hood's first album (issued on Bad Boy) and Young Jeezy's own widely distributed breakout (issued on Def Jam). Boyz N da Hood hit the Top Five the week it was released, and Young Jeezy -- the group's most visible member -- wound up releasing Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 only a month later. His prominence has come hard and fast (and not without a fair share of controversy) but in truth, he has been active in the underground since the mid-'90s. More a businessman than a traditional MC, his boasts are either deliberately pronounced or mush-mouthed and are often stamped with a druggy "Aaaayy!" Far from the South's best MC, he nonetheless makes up for it with his storytelling ability and obvious desire to inspire hard work, even if the "million dollar dreams" are followed by "federal nightmares." His mentality is almost permanently stuck on monetary gain, whether he's talking about moving "white" (his nickname is "Snowman") or doing whatever is necessary to keep up appearances. A definite product of the South, it's apparent throughout Let's Get It that his claim of being raised by the group UGK and the label No Limit is no joke. Like Boyz N da Hood, the album was made as if crunk never happened. Partial list of benefactors: Mannie Fresh, Trick Daddy, Young Buck, Bun B, Akon, Shawty Redd, Mister Collipark, and Jazze Pha. [The deluxe edition features a bonus DVD that contains two videos, a "making of" documentary, an electronic press kit, and an interview.]

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Kelefa Sanneh
One of the year's best hip-hop albums so far, an endlessly entertaining CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0602498829134
catalogNumber:
000442110

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Performance Credits

Young Jeezy   Primary Artist
Tony Love   Guitar

Technical Credits

Kevin Lee   Executive Producer
Reverend C.L. Moore   Composer
Mannie Fresh   Producer
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Nichell Delvaille   Photo Coordination
Aahmek Richards   Executive Producer
Kevin Cates   Producer
C. Harris   Composer
Akisia Grigsby   Art Direction
Frank Nitti   Producer
Peter Bittenbender   Producer
Nico Solis   Engineer
Jason Goldwatch   Director
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Producer
Shakir Stewart   Executive Producer
J.L. Jenkins   Composer
Drummer Boy   Producer
Emily Harrell   Photo Production
Don Cannon   Producer
K. Cates   Composer

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