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Young Jeezy

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Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known by his stage name Young Jeezy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of Southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of BMF (Black Mafia Family). He began his career in 2001 under an independent label and joined Boyz n da Hood in 2005, the same year his solo major label debut Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 was released.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1977 Birth Born on September 28, 1977.

TWENTIES

1998 20 Years Old In 1998, he launched the label imprint CTE World (then known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment). … Read More
2001 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Jeezy embarked on his music career in 2001, as Lil J, with the release of Thuggin' Under the Influence (T.U.I.).
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
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. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, he was featured in Christina Milian's single "Say I".

THIRTIES

2008 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Young Jeezy's third album, The Recession, was released on September 2, 2008 and would earn him his second consecutive number one album. … Read More
2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Jeezy and Jay-Z performed in a concert to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 18, 2009. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010, it was reported that Young Jeezy dropped "Young" from his stage name. … Read More
On July 22, 2011, Jeezy released a track called "Shake Life" and was intended to be the second single off Thug Motivation 103, but was later scrapped from the album.
In 2012, Young Jeezy's "I Do" received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance.
On August 13, 2013, he released a compilation mixtape with CTE World artists, Doughboyz Cashout and YG titled Boss Yo Life Up Gang. … Read More
On January 4, 2014, Jeezy was arrested for battery, false imprisonment, and terrorist threats, after an alleged fight with his son in September 2012. … Read More
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