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10 Things you don’t know about Young Jeezy

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  1. Young Jeezy’s real name Jay Wayne Jenkins , is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia.
  2. Young Jeezy  was born on October 12, 1977  in Columbia, South Carolina, then He relocated to Atlanta, Georgia when he was a toddler, because his parents were separated
  3. He spent nine months in YCA (Youth Challenge Academy), a boot camp in Fort Stewart, Georgia, for narcotics possession
  4. Jeezy is a member of Southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former bodyguard for BMF (Black Mafia Family).
  5. 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
  6. Its lead single “Soul Survivor”, which featured Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US. To date, he has received four Grammy nominations.
  7. In interviews and on several records, Young Jeezy has affirmed his resistance to commercialism in his music. Maintaining his street credibility, according to Young Jeezy, is of the utmost concern to him as an artist.
  8. He is a personal friend of rapper Yung Joc.
  9. On March 11, 2005, Jeezy was arrested after an alleged shooting involving some of his friends in Miami Beach, Florida. However, prosecutors dropped his charges two months later over lack of evidence.
  10. After Hurricane Katrina, Jeezy opened his house to the victims in an effort to help them have a place to stay.

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