Jay Wayne Jenkins or Young Jeezy, the American rapper born on September 28 in the year 1977. He is professionally known as Jeezy is also a singer, songwriter, and actor. He is signed to Def Jam Recordings since the year 2004. He debuted his major label Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. The song was released the following year and he ranked at number-2 on the Billboard 200. It was sold about 172,000 copies in its first week. And in later times it was recognized as platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Jeezy is given the credits for helping to highlight and popularize trap music to a very mainstream audience along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane.
How did Young Jeezy started his career?
Young Jeezy’s childhood as stated by him in some interviews was not that good. His life was quite empty. His parents separated when he was a child. Jeez in his early times moved various cities and stayed there.
In the year 1994, Jeezy for nine months was in YCA (Youth Challenge Academy). It is a fort camp in Georgia, for narcotics possession. After four years, in 1998, Jeezy established the label CTE World, which was then called Corporate Thugz Entertainment.
In the year 2001, under the pen name Lil J, Jeezy released his first album named Thuggin ‘under the Influence. In the year 2004, Jazzy’s manager, named Henry Lee presented Jeezy’s demo clip to his friend named Shakir Stewart, who was then the Vice President Artist and Repertoire at Def Jam. Reid then found Jeezy’s talent and asked Stewart to sign him. It led to Jeezy’s rising popularity and fame. Soon after that other record labels began to ask him to work with them. In total, Jeezy owns ten studio albums, as well as many successful singles. Along with his own starred singles, Jeezy has also been a part of numerous hip hop and R&B hits.
What are the legal controversies of him?
In March in the year 2005, Young Jeezy was arrested after he was allegedly convicted of shooting some of his friends in Miami Beach. He was charged by the court with two counts of possessing a concealed weapon without a certified permit. But gradually prosecutors withdrew his charges after two months later due to the absence of evidence. On June 18 in the year 2008 in Atlanta, Young Jeezy also was arrested for DUI.
In the year 2013 on August 27, Leroy Hutson who was Senior former lead singer of R&B group The Impressions filed a complaint against Young Jeezy. He allegedly said that Young Jeezy’s song named Time anyhow had part of the instrumental portion of Getting it on the song. Jeezy has been nominated for various appreciation and awards. He also won many awards for his work and rapping. Though there has been no much information about his personal life but seems like he is into many controversies.
The net worth of Jeezy
According to sources, Young Jeezy has a net worth of $10 million. A famous rapper and singer, he is popular for his work.