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Young Jeezy is an American hip-hop rapper. He was a member of the rap group Boyz N Da Hood. He was known for his scratchy voice and his phrase "Let's get it!" in most of his songs.
Rapper Young Jeezy (Jay Jenkins) was born on September 28, 1980 in Columbia, South Carolina but was raised in Hawkinsville, Georgia. Young Jeezy signed in with Def Jam records and became part of a hip-hop group Boyz N Da Hood. At that time he was called Snowman since he used to be a drug dealer and "snow" was the street name of cocaine. Jeezy also started a line of snowman tee-shirts. The rapper has also been affiliated with a criminal crew known as Omega. The crew is presently under investigation by the FBI. Jeezy remains in the crew but is not under investigation.
In 2005, Boyz N Da Hood released a self-titled debut album. It entered the Billboard album charts and topped at #5. Later that year, Young Jeezy released his solo-debut album, Let's Get it: Thug Motivation 101, selling over 172,000 copies during its first weak. It also peaked at #2 on the charts. Young Jeezy said in most of his interviews that he resisted to commercialism so that his street quality would remain in his music. The rapper has been working with other co-artists in his single "And Then What" with Mannie Fresh, "Soul Survivor" Akon and Gucci Mane's "So Icy".
Awards & Certifications
|2005||Dirty Award||Most Bootlegged CD|
|2005||Dirty Award||Best New Dirty Artist|
|2005||Dirty Award||Best Dirty Collabo for "Soul Survivor"|
|2006||Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award||Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist|
|2005||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|2006||The Inspiration||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|2005||And Then What||14||13||67||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2005||Go Crazy||22||22||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2005||Soul Survivor||1||1||4||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2005||Trap Or Die||77||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2006||I Luv It||13||7||14||The Inspiration|
|2006||My Hood||30||19||77||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2006||Trap Star||50||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2007||Go Getta||10||4||23||The Inspiration|
|2007||I Luv It||13||2||14||The Inspiration|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for this artist.
- Another album Cold Summer featuring Young Jeezy & USDA will be release on May 22, 07 with the lead single "White Girl".
- He has just launched his Rocawear-distributed clothing line, Eighty Seven Thirty Two (8732).
October 14, 2003
July 26, 2005
Island Def Jam
December 12, 2006
|2005||And Then What||Def Jam||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2005||Go Crazy||Def Jam||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2005||Soul Survivor||Def Jam||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2005||Trap Or Die||Def Jam||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2006||I Luv It||Def Jam||The Inspiration|
|2006||My Hood||Def Jam||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2006||Trap Star||Def Jam||Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|2007||Go Getta||Def Jam||The Inspiration|
Compilations & Live Releases
Nov 14, 2006
Bcd Music Group
November 10, 2005
Corporate Thugz Entertainment
November 13, 2006
Corporate Thugz Entertainment
- He has a son who is often mentioned in his lyrics.
- He has a nickname "The Snowman" which refers to the drug cocaine wherein "snow" is a nickname.
- Cousins with rapper Yung Joc and a close friend of Jay-Z.
If you want pure and simpe rap, Young Jeezy is the best. Unlike those other rappers out there who are becoming more and more like dance music, his beats are always on point and what he raps about are not crap. Young Jeezy's lyrical ability makes him real and different. --Mimi 10:15, 30 March 2007 (PST)