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. Jeezy's not an exceptional rapper; he has a peculiar way of getting his support, though it's not without a discernible amount of charisma. On The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102, this is best exemplified in the opening verse to the Timbaland-produced "3 A.M.": "It's Young Jizzo and I'm back with Timbo/With another hit, you're still stuck in a limbo/A ad lib here and a ad lib there/F*ck it, ad libs everywhere." Few other MCs could get away with something so purposefully lazy. In Jeezy's half-determined/half-careless voice, it's a quotable (and a pretty damn funny one at that), more energizing and memorable than an average MC's complex, tongue-twisting metaphor. To that kind of extent, Jeezy does little to make this disc different from Let's Get It. Its first several tracks limp and flail around, which isn't a good sign, but once "I Luv It" kicks in, everything tightens and sharpens, placing the album a very slight shade beneath Let's Get It. Some of the highlights: "I Luv It," the closest stature-wise to "Go Crazy," a DJ Toomp production that's as anthemic as his work on T.I.'s "What You Know"; "Mr. 17.5," a fine "Go Crazy" retread. There's also "Streets on Lock," a "Trapstar" retread, where Jeezy maps out some of the reasons for his success: "When I speak, these niggas believe me/'Cause, bitch, I'm Jeezy." "Dreamin'," in which Jeezy recalls the guilt of being a crack dealer while his mother's an addict, takes the cake as the best reflecting pool track of 2006.
Performance CreditsYoung Jeezy Primary Artist
Blood Raw Track Performer
Slick Pulla Track Performer
TaVon Sampson Desaccordee
Hassanah Iroegbu Background Vocals
Technical CreditsM. Jackson Composer
Tony Rey Engineer
Nichell Delvaille Artwork,Photo Coordination
Tim Mosley Composer
A. Dent Composer
Shakir Stewart Executive Producer
T. Reese Composer
Don Cannon Producer
TaVon Sampson Art Direction
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The Inspiration based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This is pretty much an all around good need i say great ablum..and great blend of not so ordinary beats considering that young jeezy is a southern rapper which have been critized lately for being lyrical retarded and bass influenced beats but. Jeezy has improved still in some areas he lacks..but the good most defiantly out weigh the bad..the is most and certainly in my opinion a great ablum. My favorite is Shawty Red produced "Hypontized" And also "U Kno Wat It Is". I noticed also that with in a sense jeezy gave us an inside view of his life with 1 of his many struggle and 1 including is son and the stuggle with his "Baby Mother" and also keeping him in his books and not being engulfed with the Streets crime and violence but rather with his mother and her addiction to "snow" which he explained in "Dreamin'" with Keshia Cole on the hook..Good Job Jeezy..
This Album is gangsta you don't have to skip through it you just ride this one out and his fist album so if you a real young jeezy fans go get it!!!!!!
This is the album of the century. Jeezy is the best rapper alive
Man, this album is just as great as "Lets get it Thug Motivation 101" Every song from start to finish is great! I ripped a copy of the CD off of a radio website and I must say it was worth the time and the effort because it wasn't easy. I think this album will sell as many as Lets get it Thug Motivation 101 if not more. If you loved the last album, you'll definatly love this one as well! BUY IT!