Jay Wayne Jenkins, born September 28, 1977, known professionally as Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an award-winning American rapper and songwriter. He came into the spotlight in 2004 after signing with Def Jam Recordings. Jeezy released his debut project, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.
|Full Name:||Jay Wayne Jenkins|
|Date of Birth:||September 28, 1977|
|Place of Birth:|
|State of Origin:||South Carolina|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
Early Life and Education
On September 28, 1977, in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeezy was born. Due to his parents’ divorce while he was a young child, Jeezy moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he resided with various family members.
He once resided at 600 N Lumpkin in Hawkinsville, Georgia. At a younger age, he had resided in Macon, Georgia, where he made friends with numerous Crip gang members.
He even joined the Crips and began his affiliation with Kinky B, who assisted his career along with that of many others.
For drug possession in 1994, Jeezy served nine months in the boot camp YCA (Youth Challenge Academy) in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Jeezy introduced the label imprint CTE World, formerly known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment, four years later, in 1998.
Young Jeezy issued his debut independent album, Thuggin’ Under the Influence, in 2001 under the stage name Lil J. (T.U.I.),.
Freddy J., Kinky B., Fidank, and Lil Jon, who also produced some of the songs, were featured on the album.
Henry “Noonie” Lee, the manager of Jazze Pha, introduced his friend Shakir Stewart, then the Vice President Artist and Repertoire (VP A&R) at Def Jam, to Jeezy’s demo in May 2004.
Stewart brought the demo to L.A. Reid because he “fell in love with it [the demo] the first time [he] heard it.”
Reid acknowledged Jeezy’s talent and authorized Stewart to sign him. Jeezy’s prominence, however, caused other record labels to start vying for his signature at the same time, most notably Warner and Interscope.
Jeezy eventually made the decision that he wanted to work with Stewart and Reid and as a consequence, he signed with Def Jam Records.
Jeezy independently released Come Shop wit Me in 2003, a two-CD package that included both brand-new songs and ones that had previously appeared on T.U.I.
- Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005)
- The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 (2006)
- The Recession (2008)
- TM103: Hustler’z Ambition (2011)
- Seen It All: The Autobiography (2014)
- Church in These Streets (2015)
- Trap or Die 3 (2016)
- Pressure (2017)
- TM104: The Legend of the Snowman (2019)
- The Recession 2 (2020)
Young Jeezy Net Worth
Jeezy is an American rapper with a net worth of $10 million. He is one of the richest American rappers who made wealth through their music.
Jeezy gave individuals who had lost their houses a place to stay after Hurricane Katrina by opening his home to those in need.
He is the father of three kids from his previous relationships. In 2021, Jeezy married Jeannie Mai.
The couple announced the birth of their first child on January 11, 2022.
- Instagram: @jeezy
- Twitter: @jeezy