Young Jeezy Biography
Young Jeezy(full name: Jay Wayne Jenkins) better known by his stage name Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an American rapper and an influential figure in southern hip hop. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane, he is credited for helping to pioneer and popularize trap music with a mainstream audience.
Outside of his solo career, Jeezy is the de facto leader of the southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (U.S.D.A), and a former member of the Bad Boy Records’ rap group, Boyz n da Hood.
He began his music career in 2001, as Lil J, with the release of Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.). He later joined Boyz n da Hood in 2005, the same year his solo major label debut Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was released. Its lead single “Soul Survivor”, which features R&B singer Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US. His subsequent albums, The Inspiration (2006) and The Recession (2008), both yielded chart-topping singles as well. Jeezy has also been featured on numerous hip hop and R&B hit singles, such as “Say I” by Christina Milian, “I’m So Paid” by Akon, “Hard” by Rihanna and “Love in This Club” by Usher, the latter of which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, in 2008.
Young Jeezy Age
Jeezy is 41 years old as of 2018. He was born on 28 September 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States.
Young Jeezy Wife
His first official relationship was with Keyshia Cole, which lasted a couple of years from 2005 to 2007. After that, he was seen dating with Danah Lewis who was also a singer and they grew so close that there was a rumor that they got married. But shockingly, they broke up in 2009 stating some irreconcilable differences that were not talked about any further. Then in 2010, he got involved with Tynesha Dykes and despite having a great time together, they couldn’t keep it alive. The couple had two children together; Jadarius and Shyheim who are both in joint custody of their parents; although the two of those weren’t actually husband and wife. With so much in his love life and affairs, some people have made themselves look foolish by claiming that Young Jeezy is sexually gay, to which he laughed a lot.
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Young Jeezy Albums
- Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.) (2001)
- Come Shop wit Me (2003)
- Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005)
- The Inspiration (2006)
- The Recession (2008)
- TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition (2011)
- Seen It All: The Autobiography (2014)
- Church in These Streets (2015)
- Trap or Die 3 (2016)
- Pressure (2017)
- Thug Motivation 104: Trust Ya Process (2019)
Young Jeezy Soul Survivor
Young Jeezy I Luv It
Young Jeezy The Inspiration
In 2006, Jeezy was featured in Christina Milian’s single “Say I”. Later that year, on December 12, he released his second major label album, The Inspiration. It topped the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 352,000 copies and would go on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album’s first single “I Luv It” peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the second single, “Go Getta” featuring R. Kelly, peaked at #18.
Jeezy also extended himself into gaming, portraying himself in the 3D hip-hop fighting game Def Jam: Icon, released in March 2007. Also in 2007, Jeezy’s group U.S.D.A (alongside Blood Raw and Slick Pulla) released their debut album, Cold Summer. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 95,000 copies in its first week.
On December 17, 2007, Jeezy and CTE started their week-long toy drive and charity event series called the Toyz N Da Hood Drive. The series presented 1,000 toys for 1,000 kids at various locations in Macon and Atlanta. The CTE Christmas Kickoff portion of the event ran from 10 pm to 5 am at Club Miami. The toy giveaway took place in the Unionville neighborhood of Macon and at the Old Fourth Ward Community in Atlanta.
Young Jeezy Net Worth
Young is an American rapper who has a net worth of $15 million dollars.
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