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Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy


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Birth Name :

Jay Jenkins

Birth Date :

November 28, 1977

Birth Place :

Columbia, South Carolina

Claim to fame :

Album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" (2005)


Young Jeezy has been through it all, the worse and the worst, before taking the limelight of life with his niche in rapping. He was born Jay Jenkins on October 12, 1977 and was a native to Columbia, South Carolina. Together with his family, he relocated to Duncan Block of Georgia and soon lived in juggled custody. His parents decided to end their marriage and shared the custody of him with their relatives. Frequently being in his aunts' house, Jeezy developed a close bond to his cousins who later introduced him to the dark world of drug dealing. By 12, he was already making money through selling the illegal substance and got arrested several times for it. At one point he even had to serve 9 months in a boot camp as a result of being busted by the police.

Under the layer of the sad childhood, Jeezy became a strong person who had a thing with words. He was apt in shooting verses and had a talent in melody that led him wanting to jump in the music business. He was a CEO for Corporate Thugz Entertainment and was determined to sit behind the desk before the urge to step up to the spotlight as a performer took over. "Before music I was just trying to survive out this motherfucker. I had other artists, some local cats off the street, but it didn't work out," he recalled. "So I just decided to do it myself. Ain't nobody gonna go as hard as you gonna go. I saw the bigger picture at the time. I have a way with words and I know how to hustle." At the age of 24, he released an indie album called "Thuggin' Under Influence" with Lil J as his moniker. The following years, he spawned more mixtapes that impressively sold averagely around 100,000 copies within a year.

Latest News

Shots Fired at Young Jeezy and T.I. Nightclub Party, Two People Injured

March 01, 2015 20:25:09 GMT

Gunshots rang out during a nightclub party featuring and at a nightclub in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina. The two rappers were reportedly on stage when the incident happened. They were quickly rushed to safety as the crowd went into panic.

T.I. Premieres Cinematic Music Video for 'G'S**t' Ft. Jeezy and Watch the Duck

January 29, 2015 08:33:39 GMT

shows off his acting chops in the official music video for "G'S**t", his collaboration with fellow Atlanta rappers and Watch the Duck. The cinematic visuals, hitting Vevo on Wednesday, January 28, was directed by Chris Robinson and features guest appearances from Rotimi and Wood Harris.

T.I. and Jeezy Confirm Joint Album Is on the Way

November 03, 2014 08:52:25 GMT

and 's joint album may finally come to fruition. The duo, who has been planning a collaborative album for years, revealed in a recent interview that they'd started working on the project that's reportedly titled "".

Young Jeezy Pleads Not Guilty to Gun Charge

August 28, 2014 07:43:43 GMT

has pleaded not guilty to gun charge. The rapper and five other men were charged with felony possession of an assault weapon in the wake of a fatal shooting in 's concert on Friday, August 22.

Young Jeezy Arrested on Weapon Charge

August 26, 2014 03:40:37 GMT

Rapper was arrested for gun possession following an investigation into a recent fatal shooting at 's "Under the Influence of Music" concert in Silicon Valley. Mountain View police spokesperson Sgt. Saul Jaeger said on Monday, August 25 that Jeezy, born Jay Wayne Jenkins, was arrested for suspicion of possession of an assault weapon during a search at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif.

Jeezy Taps Jay-Z, Rick Ross, T.I. and More for New Album 'Seen It All'

August 13, 2014 08:13:34 GMT

Jeezy a.k.a. has enlisted a few big names in hip-hop for his new album, "". The rapper, who recently teamed up with for the LP's title track, reveals he has more collaborations with and among others as he unwraps the official tracklist.

Jay-Z Cried When Writing His Verse for Jeezy's 'Seen It All'

July 18, 2014 08:29:23 GMT

got emotional when he penned his verses for 's song called "Seen It All". Jeezy made the revelation, telling MTV that his collaborator said he shed tears as he wrote lines based on his past as a drug dealer.

Ne-Yo Premieres New Single 'Money Can't Buy' Ft. Jeezy, Talks New Album

May 28, 2014 04:22:18 GMT

has officially premiered his new single, "Money Can't Buy". Featuring guest vocals from labelmate , the track finds the 31-year-old singer returning to his R&B roots. In it, he talks about his special lady who has no interest in his money.

Ne-Yo Teams Up With Jeezy for New Single 'Money Can't Buy'

May 24, 2014 03:41:04 GMT

is gearing up to return to the music scene with a new single titled "Money Can't Buy". On Friday, May 23, the singer announced his upcoming project by sharing the track's artwork on Instagram.

Jeezy Threatens to Leave Def Jam in New Track 'Me OK'

May 09, 2014 09:16:04 GMT

is set to take over summer with his new banger titled "Me OK". Hitting the web on Thursday, May 8, the Drumma Boy-produced track finds the Snowman taking shots at Def Jam and threatening to leave the label.

Rick Ross Teams Up With Jeezy to Film 'War Ready' Music Video

February 18, 2014 02:02:00 GMT

is readying a music video for his collaboration with former nemesis , "War Ready". The two rappers joined forces to shoot the clip during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

Young Jeezy Arrested for Police Obstruction

January 22, 2014 04:47:01 GMT

Rapper has been arrested again following a run-in with the law earlier this month. Quoting Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jeezy was arrested on Tuesday, January 21 and was charged with obstruction for allegedly cursing at officers and refusing to provide his name.

Young Jeezy Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Son

January 08, 2014 06:11:43 GMT

Rapper has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted his own teenage son back in September 2012. TMZ reports that the "Soul Survivor" hitmaker has been arrested in Atlanta on charges of battery, false imprisonment and making terroristic threats against his own son. A grand jury warrant was issued and Jeezy turned himself in to the authorities on Friday, January 3. He was released after posting a $45,000 bond.

Young Jeezy Pays Tribute to Trayvon Martin on 'It's a Cold World'

July 15, 2013 07:23:30 GMT

paid tribute to Trayvon Martin by releasing a song called "It's a Cold World". The song arrived a few hours after jury of six women found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin.

Video: Mariah Carey, Miguel and Young Jeezy Perform at 2013 BET Awards

July 01, 2013 06:24:57 GMT

In a night of collaborations being performed onstage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, brought along her two "#Beautiful" remix collaborators, and , for her performance Sunday night, June 30. The 43-year-old singer delivered some of her signature whistle-like high notes right off the bat of her latest hit single.

Mariah Carey Pictured in Studio With Young Jeezy and Mike WiLL Made It

June 24, 2013 04:08:04 GMT

It has been five years already since pop/R'n'B diva and hip-hop artist collaborated on the track "Side Effects" and perhaps it's now time for a follow-up. That's exactly what the two have decided to do as seen in new photos posted by the Atlanta rapper on Twitter, where they were snapped inside the recording studio with record producer .

Rihanna Drops 'Pour It Up' Remix Ft. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J and T.I.

March 21, 2013 08:27:40 GMT

Young pop diva just dropped a hot new remix of "Pour It Up", the third single off her highly successful "" album. The 25-year-old sexy singer is backed up by four of the hip-hop industry's baddest rappers, , Maybach Music Group mogul , , and Grand Hustle boss .

50 Cent Drops 'Major Distribution' Video Ft. Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy

January 23, 2013 09:01:16 GMT

G-Unit Records mogul has just released the music video of his collaboration track with hip-hop stars and off the forthcoming album "". Entitled "Major Distribution", the new clip was produced by Marvin "Soul Professa" Coady and directed by 50 Cent's frequent collaborator Eif Rivera.

Brad Pitt Reveals His Past as a Drug Addict

October 15, 2012 03:35:58 GMT

Attending Los Angeles' screening of "The House I Live In" on Friday, October 12, told the press about being a drug junky in past. He said laughingly, "I'm Brad Pitt and I'm a drug addict." Moreover, he thought that the the drug war was never a success.

Gucci Mane Disses Young Jeezy in a Song, Upsets Keyshia Cole in the Process

October 15, 2012 03:19:57 GMT

is not happy that he's called "retarded" by . The Brick Squad rapper fires back in a song called "Truth", taunting Jeezy by rapping about his ex having an affair with while she was still in a relationship with him.

Video of Rick Ross and Young Jeezy's Backstage Fight Hits the Web

October 01, 2012 03:33:54 GMT

Footage of and causing commotion backstage at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards has been revealed. The two artists and their entourages were caught on camera exchanging heated words in a hallway before pushing and shoving each other's opponents.

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Fought at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Backstage

September 30, 2012 08:55:55 GMT

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards was marred with a backstage altercation between and . New York DJ Funkmaster Flex said in a tweet that shots were fired but Atlanta Police Department confirmed that no guns were fired during the incident and no arrest has been made.

Trey Songz's 'Hail Mary' Video Ft. Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne

August 21, 2012 07:49:05 GMT

's "Hail Mary" music video has finally been premiered in full, following the R&B singer as he's coaching a team of female football players. His featured guests and join him on the field as well.

James Cameron Hints at Possibility of 'Avatar 4'

May 07, 2012 02:30:11 GMT

James Cameron has not even kicked off the production for both "" and "", but already he gushed about creating the fourth movie. The acclaimed filmmaker opened up that he wants to develop more and more "" films, confessing that he's not interested to work in any other project but the blockbuster fantasy film franchise.

Details of Molly Sims' Intimate Baby Shower Unraveled

May 07, 2012 02:20:40 GMT

Weeks away from her due date, celebrated the impending arrival of her first son with a baby shower. The 38-year-old model/actress got together with about 30 of her closest pals at the home of event planner Yifat Oren in the Hollywood Hills for the Saturday, May 5 festivity, Us Weekly reported.

Young Jeezy, T.I. and Ludacris Crowding DJ Drama's New Music Video

May 07, 2012 02:19:20 GMT

premieres a star-studded music video for his new single "We in This B*tch". The Grand Hustle disc jokey shares screen with labelmate , Def Jam rappers and as well as rising star . Taking their turn in spitting their verses to the camera, the guys are joined by some hot-looking ladies.

Ridley Scott on 'Prometheus' Rating: Essentially, It's Kinda R

March 29, 2012 06:44:55 GMT

"" has yet to get its rating from the MPAA, but director Ridley Scott has opened up about what rating grade he favors for the highly anticipated space thriller movie. In an interview for the latest issue of Empire magazine, the veteran moviemaker admitted that he actually wants the film to be rated R.

New Ad of 'Dallas' Reboot Recreates Shower Scene From Original Show

March 29, 2012 06:39:10 GMT

TNT promotes the upcoming "" reboot by taking on a shower scene from the original show. In a newly released ad, Patrick Duffy's Bobby Ewing recreates his iconic pose, which only appeared in a dream on the 1980s' series.

Nicki Minaj's 'Champion' Ft. Nas, Drake and Young Jeezy

March 29, 2012 06:18:44 GMT

Another new song from has hit the web ahead of "" album release. It features the female rapper celebrating her success of breaking into music scene with three male MCs , and .

New Videos: Usher's 'Climax', Young Jeezy's 'Leave You Alone'

March 09, 2012 08:52:39 GMT

Almost at the same time, and release a new music video each. The "Yeah!" hitmaker is promoting his Diplo-produced single "Climax", and the "Soul Survivor" rapper is supporting his "" song "Leave You Alone".

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