Go behind the scenes in the life of the well known rapper with the raspy sultry voice, Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known by his stage name Young Jeezy. Who is currently a member of the hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of Black Mafia Family (BMF). 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. Its single “Soul Survivor“, which featured Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US. Young Jeezy coined the phrase “trap or die”, and was launched to stardom with his “Thug Motivation” series. When watching Young Jeezy’s “HustlersAmbition” Documentary (42 minutes long), you will see all of the hard work and struggle that the Snowman had to live through and how he made it here today. Understand his involvement with the crack epidemic and his reactions to catching his own mother inside of a crack house. Also listen to his stories and strategies of how he built his business empire “Corporate Thug Entertainment” (CTE) from the ground up. Featured in the documentary are DJ Khaled, T.I, Jay-Z and Puff Daddy. Check out the incredible documentary and music video after the jump…
The documentary above is from the TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Explicit Deluxe Album). A little history of Jay Wayne Jenkins: He was born in Columbia, South Carolina and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia when he was a toddler. Because his parents were separated, custody of him transferred between family members frequently. At one point, he lived with his grandmother in Hawkinsville, Georgia. In an interview with XXL Magazine, he described his childhood as “empty”. In 1994, he spent nine months in Youth Challenge Academy (YCA), a boot camp in Fort Stewart, Georgia, for narcotics possession. Jeezy released his first independent album, Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.), in 2001 under the name Lil J. It featured artists such as Freddy J.,Kinky B, Fidank, and Lil Jon, who also produced some of the tracks. In 2003, Jeezy independently released Come Shop wit Me, a two CD set featuring completely new tracks with some songs from T.U.I. Jeezy signed with Bad Boy Records in 2004 and joined the group Boyz n da Hood, whose self-titled album was released in June 2005 and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 albums charts.
Black Street Media presents some unreleased video: Young Jeezy is in a league of his own as there are few more arresting sounds in music than the 34-year-old rapper in full growl. His voice is something like a garbage disposal come to life. Scary, serrated, vicious. While his throat sounds full of gravel, the beats remain as big as boulders. It’s an imposing formula and one that hasn’t steered him wrong yet. As the title suggests, “TM 103″ is something of a thematic retreat, an album less of economic empathy and one of celebratory excess. On an album littered with guests, one of Jeezy’s best attributes is made all the more clear. For a rapper, he’s nearly peerless when it comes to delivering hooks, harsh croak and all. Every chorus sounds like a triumph and almost makes you want to chew on fiberglass and try to shout along.
Watch his newely released official music video performing “Nothing (Nothin’)” released by The Island Def Jam Music Group up above. You can also download the entire Young Jeezy TM103: Hustlerz Ambition (Deluxe Edition) album. A diagnosis of Bell’s palsy would ultimately shift the rapper’s priorities for awhile, which delayed the release of the album until late December 2011. The saga continues on with Young Jeezy’s “The Real Is Back“ street DVD played in its entirety. The Snowman is throwing out the jams this year for sure! Let me know what you think below..