Young Jeezy joins a group of promising rap stars that seem to be ubiquitous in 2005. That group includes brilliant debuts from The Game and Slim Thug. Besides that, Young Jeezy adds to a group of well rounded rap albums in 2005 including THE DOCUMENTARY (The Game), BE (Common), THE COOKBOOK (Missy Elliott), ALREADY PLATINUM (Slim Thug), just to mention a few. 2005 will mostlikely also see promising albums from Tony Yayo (who has a hit with "So Seductive") as well as Paul Wall (whose "Sittin' Sideways" is picking up steam). With that said, Young Jeezy debut is good enough to join that elite group.
The major flaws of LETS GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101 is that it grows to long and you can instantly fill Jeezy lose some momentum once it gets towards the end of the album where there is more filler material than substance. Had this album been in between the 45-60 minute range it would've been stronger than what it already is. The beginning of the album, however, is very consistent and almost every track is enjoyable, something that even veterans in the music business sometimes have trouble doing. Also, Jeezy has a unique sound to his voice, making him unique to other MCs (Similar to different sounding voices of Slim Thug and even Mike Jones). Jeezy definitely has more good things working for him than bad things against him.