Young Jeezy


Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known by his stage name Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. He is a member of the 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. Its single "Soul Survivor", which featured Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Young Jeezy.


1977 Birth Born on September 28, 1977.


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".


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.
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