Young Jeezy Thug Motivation 101 (2005)
Label: CTE, Island Def Jam
The combination of the Snowman's confidence, charisma, and honesty set him apart from the average rapper with a cocaine flow. The album featured some huge singles, including “Soul Survivor” and “And Then What,” and it featured from the likes of Jay-Z, T.I. and Bun B, among others. His voice and ad-libs were fresh and effortless, and his ability to weave honest tales of street hustling into melody made TM101 an incredible debut album.