Young Jeezy

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Young Jeezy
Background information
Birth name Jay Jenkins
Born September 28, 1977 (1977-09-28) (age 39)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Origin
Genres
Occupations
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts Young Buck, T.I., DJ Khaled, USDA, Akon, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Birdman, Young Dro, Boyz N Da Hood, Usher
Website YoungJeezy.DefJam.com

Young Jeezy (born September 28, 1977)[1] is an American rapper and part of the hip-hop group USDA. He used to be in the group Boyz N Da Hood. His real name is Jay Jenkins.

Young Jeezy began performing and recording in 2001. He joined Boyz N Da Hood in 2005. His first solo album on a major label, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was released in 2005. A single, "Soul Survivor", with Akon, became a top-ten hit in America.

The Inspiration was the next album in 2006, and The Recession in 2008. These albums also had chart-topping singles. Jeezy has also performed on other rap and R&B singles such as "Say I" by Christina Milian, "I'm So Paid" by Akon, and "Love in This Club" by Usher. "Love In This Club" was a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kellman, Andy (2008). "Young Jeezy: Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p640485. Retrieved 2009-01-16.