Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy Brief Biography

Young Jeezy
Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), better known by his stage name Young Jeezy or just Jeezy, is an American rapper. He is a member of Southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of the 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 lead single "Soul Survivor", which featured Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US. To date, he has received four Grammy nominations.

The Inspiration followed in 2006, and The Recession followed in 2008; both albums yielded chart-topping singles. Jeezy has also appeared on numerous other rap and R&B singles such as "Say I" by Christina Milian, "I'm So Paid" by Akon, "Hard" by Rihanna, and "Love in This Club" by Usher, the latter being a number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2008.

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