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Young Jeezy



Atlanta-based Young Jeezy originally planned on having a background role in the music industry -- as a businessman, not as a rapper. Years before making his first Def Jam album -- Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, released in July 2005 -- he set up Corporate Thugz Entertainment and promoted Cash Money releases. From there, he branched out as a label boss and artist in his own right, releasing albums and mixtapes. Come Shop wit' Me, his independently distributed debut from 2003, allegedly sold more than 50,000 copies. As a member of Boyz N da Hood, he was behind a self-titled album (released just weeks before Let's Get It) that debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard album chart. Driven by the hit "Soul Survivor," Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 eventually did even better, nestling at the number two spot in the Billboard 200. The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 followed in late 2006, and by that point, Jeezy had become one of the most prominent MCs; the album became his first number one smash. In 2007 he introduced his U.S.D.A. crew with the album Cold Summer, and then returned to his solo career a year later with the politically minded The Recession -- his second set to reach number one. In 2010 the single "Lose My Mind" announced the coming of his fourth major-label release. A diagnosis of Bell's Palsy would shift the rapper's priorities, delaying the release of the album until late 2011 when TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition finally landed. Dropping the "Young" with only "Jeezy" on its cover, Seen It All: The Autobiography followed in 2014. The album featured the single "Me OK" along with guest appearances from Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Future. His 2015 LP, Church in These Streets, was a concept album, with Jeezy playing the role of an inner-city preacher battling social injustice. ~ Andy Kellman
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  1.   Track
  2.   Put On
  3.   Soul Survivor
  4.   Lose My Mind by Plies
  5.   I Do
  6.   Leave You Alone
  7.   And Then What
  8.   Go Crazy [Remix]
  9.   Go Getta
  10.   I Luv It
  11.   Trap or Die
  12.   R.I.P.
  13.   Way Too Gone
  14.   Last of a Dying Breed featuring Lil' Will
  15.   Get Right
  16.   Trap Star
  17.   3 A.M.
  18.   Waiting
  19.   Ballin' by Lil Wayne
  20.   Supafreak
  21.   My Hood
  22.   Standing Ovation
  23.   Tear It Up
  24.   Bang
  25.   Gangsta Music
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