|Birth name||Jay Jenkins|
September 28, 1977 |
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
|Associated acts||Young Buck, T.I., DJ Khaled, USDA, Akon, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Birdman, Young Dro, Boyz N Da Hood, Usher|
Jeezy (born September 28, 1977) 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 and he used to be known as Young Jeezy.
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.
- Kellman, Andy (2008). "Young Jeezy: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-16.