Young Jeezy


Young Jeezy

] It featured artists such as Kinky B, Fidank, and Lil Jon, who also produced some of the tracks. In 2003, Jeezy released (also independently) "Come Shop Wit' Me", a two CD set featuring completely new tracks along with some songs from "T.U.I." "Come Shop Wit' Me" sold 50,000 copies world wide.cite web|url =http://www.ilovewhiteguys.com/|title = Come Shop Wit' Me sales|accessmonthday = 29 November |accessyear = 2006|author = Ethan Brown|date= May 4, 2006] In 2004, he signed with Bad Boy Records and joined the Boyz n da Hood group. Boyz n da Hood’s self-titled album was released on June 21, 2005 and peaked at #5 on the "Billboard" 200 albums chart. Young Jeezy also released a solo album around this time, which was his major label debut, with Def Jam Records. "" was released on July 26, 2005 and debuted at #2, selling 172,000 copies in its first week. Guest appearances include Young Buck, T.I., Trick Daddy, Akon, Mannie Fresh, Lil Scrappy, Bun B, Lloyd, Slick Pulla, & Lil Will.cite web
url =http://www.vibe.com/news/magazine_features/2006/05/bmf_mo_money_mo_problems/|title = Album sales|accessmonthday = 29 November |accessyear = 2006|author = Ethan Brown|date= May 4, 2006
] In interviews and on several records, Young Jeezy has affirmed his resistance to commercialism in his music.cite web
url = http://ezsonglyrics.com/lyrics/young-jeezy/my-hood.html|title = My Hood lyrics|accessmonthday = 29 November |accessyear = 2006|author = |date=
] Maintaining his street credibility, according to Jeezy, is of the utmost concern to him as an artist.cite web|url = http://xxlmag.com/Features/2005/oct/jeezy/index.html|title = Jeezy wants street cred|accessmonthday = 29 November |accessyear = 2006|author = XXL Magazine|date= ] In 2005, Young Jeezy was featured in several popular hip hop songs including Gucci Mane’s “Icy”cite web|url =http://atlanta.about.com/od/celebrityprofiles/p/guccimane.htm|title = Popular single “Icy”|accessmonthday = 29 November |accessyear = 2006|author = |date= ] and Boyz n da Hood’s “Dem Niggaz”.

In 2006, he was featured in Christina Milian’s single “Say I”. Jeezy’s second major label album is The Inspiration, which features Project Pat, T.I., Keyshia Cole, Three 6 Mafia, R. Kelly, Bloodraw and Slick Pulla (the latter two of which are members of Jeezy’s rap group USDA). The album’s first single “I Luv It” has peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Jeezy’s second highest single to date. The second single is “Bury Me a G”. The 3rd single is the club banger “Go Getta” which features R. Kelly.Young Jeezy’s “I am the Street Dream” tour started in March 2007.He also appeared as himself in the hip-hop fighting themed game ' that can be added to the player’s record label. Young Jeezy appeared on BET’s "Access Granted" for his song “Dreamin’ ” with Keyshia Cole on May 2, 2007. In 2007, Young Jeezy released ', an album by rap group USDA which consists of Young Jeezy, Slick Pulla, and Blood Raw. Recently, he is featured on Usher's song "Love In This Club". He will also be featured in singer Ciara's new album "Fantasy Ride" due out in December.

Milwaukee Brewers' All-Star Ryan Braun has used as an at-bat song "Go Getta," by Young Jeezy. [http://journaltimes.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=14419]

Toyz n da Hood

Young Jeezy presented a week-long toy drive and charity event series with his Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE) family with the first annual Toyz n da Hood toy drive. The series presented 1,000 toys for 1,000 kids at various locations in Macon and Atlanta, which began on December 17, 2007, with the CTE Christmas Kickoff from 10PM to 5AM at Club Miami. The toy giveaway took place in the Unionville neighborhood of Macon and at the Old Fourth Ward Community in Atlanta. [ [http://www.hhworlds.com/f11/12-14-07-young-jeezy-hosts-toyz-n-da-hood-10052.html "HHWorlds.com" – Young Jeezy Hosts 'Toyz n da Hood' (December 14, 2007)] ]

Controversy

Young Jeezy partially wrote and performed on Gucci Mane’s song, “Icy”. Supposedly, Jeezy was never paid properly for his services. Those in Gucci Mane’s camp have suggested that gang members from the Mechanicsville area attacked Gucci Mane to defend Young Jeezy’s honor.cite web
url =http://atlanta.about.com/od/celebrityprofiles/p/guccimane.htm|title = Beef with Gucci Mane|accessmonthday = 29 November |accessyear = 2006|author = |date=
] Young Jeezy put out a track called “Stay Strapped” dissing Gucci Mane to the beat of T.I.’s song “A.S.A.P.” Young Jeezy took a shot at Mane on the track, rapping “even his own momma know, Radric Davis a bitch”. In a recent Cutmaster C mixtape, "The Hood News Page 3: Jay-Z Boycotts Cristal", Mane disses Jeezy along with Jay Z in his track, “745”. Jeezy also addresses Mane in the same mixtape, in the track “Break It Down”, featuring Cmillz. On "Streets On Lock", from The Inspiration, Jeezy once again addressed Gucci Mane, saying "what kinda real nigga name himself after a bag, nigga you's a hoe, a Louie Vutton fag".

In June & July 2008, Jeezy was at the center of a little controversy over his choice for president. While he had previously endorsed Barack Obama, he spoke about meeting John McCain during an interview with "Vibe" magazine, in which he was quoted as saying "No disrespect to my man Barack, but I f*** with John McCain." The statement caused a stir, and Jeezy quickly clarified his choice, via a viral video. In the four-minute explanation, Jeezy made it clear, Obama was his main choice. "I represent the Democratic party. ... I've never been nor do I ever plan to be a John McCain supporter," the rapper said. "I support Barack Obama." [ [http://www.ballerstatus.com/article/news/2008/07/5016/ Young Jeezy Clarifies McCain Comments, Pledges Support For Obama] "BallerStatus.com".]

Discography

Albums

*2005: ""
*2006: "The Inspiration"
*2008: "The Recession"

Filmography

*2009: "Janky Promoters" [ [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.7285/title.jeezy-talks-movie-with-ice-cube-remix-with-jay-z Jeezy Talks Movie With Ice Cube, Remix With Jay-Z] ]

Awards

*BET Awards
**2008, Best Collaboration ("I'm So Hood [Remix] ") with DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman, & Rick Ross [Nominated]

*BET Hip-Hop Awards
**2008, Best Hip-Hop Video ("I'm So Hood [Remix] ") with DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman, & Rick Ross [Nominated]
**2008, Best Hip-Hop Collabo ("I'm So Hood [Remix] ") with DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman, & Rick Ross [Nominated]
**2008, People's Champ Award ("Put On") with Kanye West [Nominated]
**2006, Hip-Hop CD of the Year ("Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101") [Nominated]

*Ozone Awards
**2008, Best Rap Artist [Nominated]
**2008, Best Rap/R&B Collaboration ("Love in this Club") with Usher (Won)
**2007, Best Rap Album ("The Inspiration") (Won)
**2007, Best Rap/R&B Collaboration ("Go Getta") with R. Kelly [Nominated]
**2007, Best Video ("Grew Up a Screw Up") with Ludacris [Nominated]
**2007, Best Group with Slick Pulla & Blood Raw as USDA [Nominated]

References

* [http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6532 Nas Projected To Sell Over 300k, No Jeezy Beef]

External links

* [http://www.prefixmag.com/features/Y/young-jeezy/457 Young Jeezy Interview] at prefixmag
* [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/10421 Young Jeezy Talks About Nas]
* [http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=567 Official website]
*imdb name |id=2061923
*myspace|youngjeezy


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