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Jeezy Reflects on His First Album: ‘Here I Am, 10 Years Later, Doing What I Love


UMG/Jonathan MannionJeezy is getting ready to mark the tenth anniversary of his debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation, on July 26. To celebrate, the rapper took to  Instagram to share a lengthy reflection on his album.

The rapper begins by pointing out how “trap music” was sometimes viewed as a having a negative connotation, but that music saved his life.  “You can call it rags to riches, but I like to call it a boy becoming a man and believing in his dreams, goals and expectations,” he writes.

The rapper adds that his music portrays what it took to survive. “With every song, verse and ad lib on this body of work, you can hear that determination, that ambition and that drive in every word,” he adds.

Ultimately, Jeezy just hopes the project inspired his fans. “If the album touched you in any way, just know that it was all for you,” he writes, before adding, “I’d like to thank my fans and anybody that was a part of my journey.”

Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation spawned hit singles including “Go Crazy,” “Soul Survivor” and “And Then What.”

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