Here’s a Ranking of Every Jeezy Album
Not many rappers have been in the game as long as Jeezy. The self-proclaimed and street-acclaimed “Snowman” has been bringing his street tales to life on record for just over 15 years. He's not only one of the most decorated and celebrated rappers of the 2000s, but he's also arguably one of the originators of the trap movement that currently dominates hip-hop today. From trapping in the darkest parts of Atlanta to being mentioned by President Obama at the White House’s 2012 Correspondents Dinner, Jeezy really has seen it all -- all while sticking to his trap-or-die roots.
Those who know Jeezy’s music in and out understand that when he says, “This ain't a rap song, nigga, this is my life,” on his 2005 smash hit "Soul Survivor," he’s telling the truth. He’s a man with such veteran street cred that it would be a shame if he didn’t tell his story to the fullest. The southern MC isn’t the lyrical miracle like Nas or even Jay-Z simply because his rap superpower lies within the ominous intonation of his voice. His rags-to-riches, thug fairytale is told primary across his robust mixtape run but also definitively across eight individual albums -- Thuggin Under the Influence (T.U.I.), Come Shop Wit Me, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, The Recession, The Inspiration, TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition, Seen It All: The Autobiography and Church in These Streets -- all with their own unique impact.
Even though all his LPs are wildly consistent and above average once stacked against many other artists’ catalogs, some are, of course, stronger than others. This month, Jeezy will drop Trap or Die 3, the ninth album of his career. The first song off the project, "Let Em Know," finds the Snowman getting back to his roots. But now it's time to take a look back. Check out how Jeezy’s previously released solo albums compare when competing against each other. Did your favorite make the No. 1 spot? Find out in gallery above.