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Why ‘Thug Motivation 101’ Is a Trap Essential

Jinx and Shea break down Jeezy’s 2005 classic

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On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea are joined by pop culture journalist and Jeezy enthusiast Rembert Browne to discuss the 2005 trap classic Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. They discuss club bangers like “And Then What” and “Standing Ovation” in the best-song section and debate who among Mannie Fresh, Trick Daddy, Lil Scrappy, Akon, and Jay-Z had the best guest verse. Stick around to learn how Atlanta, Charlie Sheen, Animal Planet, and iPods play a role in this iconic album; hear a heated courtroom debate in Deena’s Court; and find out who gets to select the featured song at the end of the episode.

Hosts: Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins and Shea Serrano
Guest: Rembert Browne
Producer: Deena Morrison and Steve Ahlman
Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah
Additional Production Support: Tunde St. Matthew-Daniel

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