19 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Atlanta MC Young Jeezy’s 2005 debut studio album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, helped reorient the genre to a new Southern capital and shifted street rap's sound toward the metallic horror film symphonies of producers like Shawty Redd. But it's Jeezy's charismatic center—his growling vocals and brash personality—that electrified this portrait of a bleak world. Nestled among the disorienting trap anthems like "Get Ya Mind Right" are complementary crossover shots like the Akon-assisted "Soul Survivor," which broadened Jeezy's appeal without undercutting his startling power.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Atlanta MC Young Jeezy’s 2005 debut studio album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, helped reorient the genre to a new Southern capital and shifted street rap's sound toward the metallic horror film symphonies of producers like Shawty Redd. But it's Jeezy's charismatic center—his growling vocals and brash personality—that electrified this portrait of a bleak world. Nestled among the disorienting trap anthems like "Get Ya Mind Right" are complementary crossover shots like the Akon-assisted "Soul Survivor," which broadened Jeezy's appeal without undercutting his startling power.

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