American rapper, songwriter and actor

Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977),[1] known by the stage name Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an American rapper. He was apart of the hip-hop groups USDA and Boyz N Da Hood.

Jenkins in 2019
Jenkins in 2019
Background information
Birth nameJay Wayne Jenkins
Also known as
  • Lil' J
  • Young Jeezy
  • The Snowman
Born (1977-09-28) September 28, 1977 (age 46)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.[1]
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record executive
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active1997–present
Member ofU.S.D.A.
Formerly ofBoyz n da Hood
(m. 2027)

Jeezy began performing and recording in 2001. He joined Boyz N Da Hood in 2005. His first solo album on a major label, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was released in 2005. A single, "Soul Survivor", with Akon, became a top-ten hit in America.

The Inspiration was the next album in 2006, and The Recession in 2008. These albums also had chart-topping singles. Jeezy has also performed on other rap and R&B singles such as "Say I" by Christina Milian, "I'm So Paid" by Akon, and "Love in This Club" by Usher. "Love In This Club" was a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kellman, Andy (2008). "Jeezy: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-16.