Young Jeezy (born Jay Jenkins, 12.10.1977)
Young Jeezy is an American rapper.
Young Jeezy: Childhood
Young Jeezy, or Jay Jenkins as he was known then, was born in Columbia, South Carolina. His parents separated when he was still young, after the family had moved to Macon, Georgia.
He was frequently sent to stay with his grandparents, as well as his aunts and uncles. As a result, he became friendly with his older cousins, who were drug dealers. When they started sharing their profits with him, Jenkins became attracted to the lifestyle of the drug dealer. He started dealing drugs at the age of 12 and in 1994 he was arrested with possession of crack cocaine. He was sent to boot camp and later moved to Atlanta's 4th Ward.
Young Jeezy: Music Career
Young Jeezy's debut independent album, Thuggin' Under the Influence, in 2001. At that time, he was recording under the name Lil J. The rappers Lil Jon, Fidank and Kinky B all collaborated on the album.
In 2003, he released Come Shop Wit' Me, which was a two-CD set. The album sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.
The next year, Young Jeezy signed to Bad Boy Records, as well as joining the group Boyz n da Hood. The band's self-titled debut was released in 2005, peaking at number five in the Billboard chart. Young Jeezy's debut solo album for Bad Boy Records was also released in 2005. The album was entitled Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. It sold over 172,000 copies in its first week and featured guest slots from T.I, Trick Daddy, Mannie Fresh and Akon amongst others. In 2006, Young Jeezy appeared on 'Say I' by Christina Milian.
The second album on Bad Boy Records by Young Jeezy was entitled 'The Inspiration'. This album features performances by Three 6 Mafia, R Kelly, Keyshia Cole and Slick Pulla. The debut single from the album, 'I Luv It' hit number 14 of the Billboard Hot 100. He also released 'Bury Me A G' and 'Go Getta'.
In 2007, Young Jeezy collaborated with Slick Pulla and Blood Raw, under the name USDA. USDA released an album entitled Cold Summer. He also collaborated with Usher on the song 'Love In This Club'.
In December 2007, Young Jeezy's company Corporate Thugz Entertainment organized a toy giveaway to children in Macon and Atlanta, where he used to live.
Young Jeezy: Personal Life
In 2006, Young Jeezy was arrested following a shooting in Miami Beach. He was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed firearm but no sentence was given, due to a lack of evidence.
Following Hurricane Katrina, Young Jeezy allowed victims of the disaster to stay at his house.
In September 2007, Young Jeezy crashed his Lamborghini into a taxi in Atlanta.
In June 2008, Young Jeezy was arrested in Atlanta for driving under the influence, speeding, reckless driving, no proof of insurance and driving with an open container of alcohol (which he blamed on his passenger). He was released on bail.
Young Jeezy - Young Jeezy arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th September 2014
Fresh from a prison cell, the Atlanta rapper is already back in police custody
In just over three weeks rapper Young Jeezy has found himself in custody twice for different offences. Having only just been released from police custody after immediately posting his $45,000 bail on 3 January, the rapper found himself back in cuffs on Tuesday, 21 January, night charged with obstruction.
Young Jeezy has been arrest twice this year already
Jeezy, born Jay Wayne Jenkins, was first arrested this year on 3 Jan. on charges of battery, false imprisonment and terroristic threats against his son, stemming from an incident that allegedly happened in 2012. The charges stem back to an alleged fight he had with his son in 2012, with his first incarceration of the year coming after a warrant for his arrest was finally made at the start of 2014.
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The rapper surrenders himself to cops to face charges.
Young Jeezy turned himself in to police last Friday to face charges linked to a grand jury warrant, according to Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan, via USA Today. The rapper is accused of attacking his 17-year-old son Jadarius during a violent altercation that occurred in September 2012.
The Rapper Is Charged With Violence & Threatening Behaviour Towards His Own Son.
Jeezy, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins, was arrested in Atlanta for battery, false imprisonment and making threats, and was released after posting $45,000 bond. Citing court documents, TMZ reports that Jeezy threw his son into a bathroom shower door, punched him in the face and then dragged him to a bedroom where he continued hitting him.
Young Jeezy was arrested, then released, after his son said his father threatened to kill him. But the rapper is fighting back, and denying all charges.
Rapper Young Jeezy was arrested last week on numerous charges stemming from an incident with his son. But if the story ends up being true, the arrest comes late in the game.
Young Jeezy at the 2012 Radio One Festival
The Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, turned himself in on charges that include making terroristic threats, false imprisonment and battery, according to the Associated Press. The Fulton County sheriff wouldn't say more about the case, but Vibe said the charges come from an incident where he allegedly beat his son before threatening to kill him.
Continue reading: Young Jeezy Denies Charges Of Beating, Threatening To Kill His Son
Singer Mariah was rushed to a NYC hospital after injuring herself on set whilst filming a music video
Mariah Carey is currently in a New York City hospital, where she has been since Sunday (July 7) suffering from a shoulder injury. The diva was shooting her next music video in the Big Apple when the accident took place and was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital late that night to receive treatment. Her rep says she's doing fine.
Who knows how she'll be able to perform her rigorous on-stage routine this Saturday
Carey was shooting her part for the video for a remixed version of her song '#Beautiful' with rapper Young Jeezy, who performed his version of the song with Mariah and original '#Beautiful' guest Miguel at the BET Music Awards. Unfortunately, the video shoot - which was being directed by her husband Nick Cannon - had to be put on ice following the unspecified injury to the singer's shoulder. On Monday (July 8), a rep for the singer revealed the "doctors reset her shoulder" and that "she is fine."
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Taken To Hospital With Shoulder Injury
During her performance at the BET Music Awards on Sunday the singer appeared to be faking her singing parts.
Mariah Carey is being called out on her performance at the BET Music Awards on Sunday (June 30), with viewers complaining that the singer was clearly lip-syncing during her performance with singer Miguel and rapper Young Jeezy. Although it isn't uncommon for singers to lip-sync their parts at award shows that are prone to sound interruption and involve exhaustive dance routines, the singer has still been called out on her performance.
Mariah will have to defend herself against the accusations.
Just over a month after she had to deny lip-syncing a medley of her greatest hits during the American Idol finale, the singer has to answer to the naysayers once again. The singer was performing her new single '#Beautiful,' with a guest verse from Jeezy, and during the high-octane performance the singer seemed to be singing, on occasion, with the help of a backing track.
A mixed week for US albums releases; old classics given an airing, a major movie soundtrack launched and hip-hop arTIsts new and old having a stab at chart success. Currently, the top of the US album chart is dominated by Taylor Swift, who’s back at the top with Red, Wiz Khalifa, riding high at number two with O.N.F.C. and Rod Stewart’s festive compilation album, Merry Christmas, Baby.
Eric Clapton’s Slowhand gets a 35th anniversary reissue, having been remastered from the original “1/4 tape. There are four album session outtakes, entitled ‘Looking at the Rain,’ ‘Alberta,’ ‘Greyhound Bus,’ and ‘Stars, Strays and Ashtrays.’ A second disc contains a live performance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, from April 27, 1977.
One for the completists, then – and more a case of Clapton’s record label rubbing their hands in glee at a cash in, than any real significant moment in his career. The re-release of Slowhand has hardly set the music press alight and we probably don’t need to fetch any fire blankets for the albums chart, either.
Rick Ross is slowly but steadily working his way around the globe, evidently aiming to offend and irritate as many people as possible. Ross has had 'beef' with 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, “Freeway” Ricky Ross and now the world's entire Jewish community, particularly one of it's converts, fellow rapper Shyne.
Rick Ross is releasing a mixtape entitled 'The Black Bar Mitzvah' which continues the vaguely religious theme set out in 'God Forgives, I Don't', his album released in July of this year. Shyne, who converted to Judaism while in prison on an attempted murder charge, paying homage to his great grandmother who was also Jewish, spoke out against the tactless title of Ross's EP. He spoke to MTV News saying: "I ain't mad. It's just, I think he's corny. ... I have no respect for what he represents, for who he is, let's just start with that”. He continued: “you're on me, you're obsessed with everything Shyne. All of a sudden, you running with the Star of David and dudes is Jewish now all of a sudden?"
The cover of the mixtape shows Ross wearing fur, emblazoned in the gold of a Star of David. Though perhaps paying tribute to Jay-Z's reference to the phrase 'black Bar Mitzvah' in one of his songs, the choice by Ross is almost as bizarre as 'Teflon Don'. Much of Shyne's criticism of Rick Ross stemmed from the revelation that Ross, real name William Leonard Roberts II, worked as a correctional officer in the early '90s, a career that very few members of the hip-hop community accepts or respects.
Continue reading: Rick Ross, Slowly Working To Offend The Entire World.
While there have been wide reports of the brawl between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, the scuffle between 50 Cent's entourage and Gunplay had been largely ignored. Now, Gunplay has spoken out to on radio in a comedic explanation of the events, referring to all partipants as 'donkeys'. HipHopDX reports that he said:
"So the donkey walks with eight other donkeys. I see him, I was getting ready to go catch my ride... I turn around and see the donkey with eight more donkeys and it was either me jump the barrier and run or stand, pull up my pants and knuckle it out with the donkey... He walks up to me with about eight donkeys and he nodded to one of the donkeys set it off and we rumbled."
Clinton Yates, in the Washington Post, made an apt comparison between the contemporary world of rap with wrestling. He said "More than ever, the game has become more about viral popularity, perceived image and one's ability to pack shows. While I genuinely think the music coming out of the speakers is as good as ever, the sideshows are reminiscent of the theatrics of [WWE]"
Continue reading: BET Awards Backstage Brawls- Gunplay Speaks About Rumors
Gunplay has denied any shots being fired during the BET Awards brawl between him and 50 Cent’s security guards, reports MTV. Another scuffle broke out when Rick Ross and Young Jeezy clashed backstage in what turned out to be a bad night for the Stop the Violence Movement
"I don't know nothing about no shots fired, I'm a be totally honest with you, but all I know, I had to fight off five dudes," the MMG rapper explained in an interview with TMZ. "I never liked , I've always wanted to kick his ass. I finally got the opportunity to get close to him, he was hiding behind all his security. I couldn't get to him." Gunplay was pepper sprayed and left the awards in cuffs with the Atlanta cops. Though he lost his diamond studded MMG chain, Gunplay did not suffer any injuries, and was not charged. "If you're playin' with me, you're playin' with fire. Might get gunned down, ya never know," he added, which has done little to dispel the rumours of gunshots.
Gunplay was too busy scrapping with “refrigerators” as he referred to some of the guys involved, so he missed the fisticuffs between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, which occurred backstage. "I ain't get to see what happened. Ross and them walked up ahead of me and security was still patting me down," he said. "By the time I got there, I seen a melee." BET have issued a statement addressing the conflict, calling it "unfortunate."
In 2009 Rick Ross chose the BET Awards as the start place for a long standing feud with fellow rapper 50 Cent. Now, three years on, in a similar performance, Rick Ross engaged in a brawl with another rapper, Young Jeezy at the 2012 BET Awards.
Reasons for the fight are unsubstantiated but are allegedly due to Ross 'dissing' Jeezy during his performance, according to NY Daily News. The fight was not only between the two stars but escalated to include entourages of both parties.
NY Daily News reports the testimony of a 23-year-old female witness who said “People were everywhere... it was scary. I left the area. You never know with these types of brawls.”
Continue reading: Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Finish The 2012 BET Awards With A Brawl
Young Jeezy Sunday 6th September 2009 performs during the America's Most Wanted Music Festival at the Bank Atlantic Center Sunrise, Florida
Date of birth
28th September, 1977