More professionally known as 'Jeezy' and for collaborating with Akon for the hit 'Soul Survivor' (2005) and for helping pioneer 'trap music'.
September 28, 1977
Columbia, South Carolina
Young Jeezy gained fame as a rapper in the early 2000s where, together with T.I. and Gucci Mane, he helped the rise in popularity of the subgenre called trap music. He was credited for his songs such as ‘Put On’ with Kanye West, ‘Love in This Club’ with Usher, and ‘Go Getta’ with R. Kelly.
He first started rapping under the name Lil J.