YG

born on 9/3/1990

Alias Keenan Jackson

Links yg400.net (English)

YG (rapper)

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YG (rapper)

Keenon Jackson (born March 9, 1990), is an American rapper better known by his stage name YG (short for Young Gangsta). He was signed by Def Jam in 2009[1] and released his first single titled "Toot It and Boot It", featuring Tydolla$ign, which peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 2010.[2] "Bitches Ain't Shit", featuring Tyga and Nipsey Hussle, entered the Hot 100 at #100 and at #11 on the Heatseekers Songs chart.[3] In 2013 he signed to Young Jeezy's CTE World record label.

Music career

After releasing several songs that garnered him a large following on the internet, such as "She A Model" and "Aim Me" he signed to Def Jam.[4] He is working on mixtapes, touring and running his 4Hunnid brand clothing line. .[5] He was also featured in XXL's 2011 Freshmen Class.[6] On March 19, YG released "You Broke" featuring Nipsey Hussle to iTunes.[7] In 2012, he announced his debut album, I'm 4rm Bompton, will be executively produced by rapper Young Jeezy. Later in June 2013 he revealed that Jeezy's record label CTE World would release the album.[8]

Other ventures

Pu$haz Ink The Label

Pu$haz Ink
Founded 2008
Founder(s) AcePushaz (CEO)Keenon "YG" Jackson (CEO)
Dijon "DJ Mustard" McFarlane (President)
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California (2008present)
Official Website http://pushazink.net/

Jackson founded his record label Pu$haz Ink in 2008 with DJ/Record Producer DJ Mustard. The label is currently running independently.

Current artists
  • ACE (pu$haz Ink)(CEO)
  • YG (Def Jam/Pu$haz Ink)(CEO)
  • PC (Pu$haz Ink)
  • Reem Riches (Pu$haz Ink)
  • TeeCee4800 (Pu$haz Ink)
Managed Producers
  • DJ Mustard

Discography

Studio albums

  • Im 4rm Bompton (2013)[9]

Mixtapes

  • 4Fingaz (2008)
  • The Real 4Fingaz (2010)
  • Just Re'd Up (2011)
  • 4 Hunnid Degreez (2012)
  • Just Re'd Up 2 (2013)[10]
  • Two Of America's Most Wanted (with Nipsey Hussle) (2013)[11]

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Toot It and Boot It"
(featuring Ty$)
2010 67 60 12 The Real 4Fingaz
"Patty Cake" 2011
"Bitches Ain't Shit"
(featuring Tyga and Nipsey Hussle)
2012 100 Just Re Up'd
"#Grindmode"
(featuring 2 Chainz and Nipsey Hussle)
4 Hunnid Degreez
"You Broke"
(featuring Nipsey Hussle)
2013 Just Re'd Up 2
"" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Crush on You"[12]
(New Boyz featuring YG)
2011 Too Cool to Care
"Make It Rock"
(Young Maestro featuring YG)
TBA
"F Y'all"
(Ty$ featuring YG)k
House on the Hill
"Function"
(E-40 featuring YG, IAmSu and Problem)
2012 121 69 22 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
"Back It Up"
(N.B.Z. featuring YG)
TBA
"Pop Dat"
(Fly Street Gang featuring YG, Erk Tha Jerk and Money alwayz)
Zero Gravity
"Vacant"
(K'hris Taylor featuring YG)
TBA
"Work"
(MIC Taylor featuring YG)
The Takeoff
"Summer Life"
(Yultron Taylor featuring YG)
TBA
"Run"
(Furious featuring YG and Millan)
TBA
"Like I Got A Gun"
(Colette Carr featuring YG)
Skitszo
"Drop It Down"
(Clyde McKnight featuring YG)
Clyde McKnight... The Bachelor'
"Shirt By Versace"
(Kirko Bangz featuring French Montana, YG and G-Haze)
2013 Bigger Than Me
"Act Right"
(Yo Gotti featuring Young Jeezy & YG)
105 39 I Am
"" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B
"Up"
(featuring LoveRance and IAmSu)
2011 69 Just Re Up'd

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Making Love" 2009 Mario C So F1lthy Boy
"Grapes & Optimos" Mr. Skrillz, Reek Daddy, Sumthin Terrible, Do It Movin', Nino Da Block Controlla Sacto 2 Da Crest
"Good Pussy" 2011 Problem Hotels
"Yo Bitch" Travis Porter Differenter 3
"Thas Wat Hoes Do" Nipsey Hussle, Rimpau The Marathon Continues
"Every City" 2012 Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa
"LA Confidential" Blanco, Nipsey Hussle Raw
"Basshead" Far East Movement Dirty Bass
"Knockin" Jeremih, E-40 Late Nights With Jeremih
"What They Doin'" Kid Ink Rocketshipshawty
"Just Got Word" Young Jeezy It's Tha World
"Gang Bang" 2013 Joe Moses From Nothing To Something
"9 Outta 10"[13] Travis Porter Mr. Porter
"R.I.P." (Remix)[14] Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar
"Homie"[15] Funkmaster Flex, Young Jeezy Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?
"Duck Hunt" Blanco, The Jacka, Nipsey Hussle, Messy Marv Game Over
"Bad Ass" (Remix)[16] Kid Ink, Problem
"Hella Ice" Doughboyz Cashout #It'sThaWorld
"Make a Movie" Philthy Rich, I-Rocc, Macktown N.E.R.N.L. 2
"Burn Rubber" DJ Mustard, Joe Moses Ketchup
"Take It to the Neck" DJ Mustard, Clyde Carson
"Been From The Gang" DJ Mustard, Kay Ess, Nipsey Hussle, RJ
"See Me Gettin' Money" DJ Mustard, Cash Out, K. Smith
"Hella" Wale, Dom Kennedy The Gifted
"Act Right"[17] Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy I Am
"Shirt By Versace"[18] Kirko Bangz, French Montana, G-Haze Bigger Than Me
"Bossin Up" (Remix)[19] Kid Ink, Young Jeezy

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2012 We the Party C.C. Support role
Mac & Devin Go to High School Student/Smoker Cameo
White T Y.G. Performer

References

  1. October 14, 2009  (October 14, 2009). Def Jam again sets its sights on Los Angeles: Compton's Y.G. signs to the major - latimes.com. Latimesblogs.latimes.com. Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
  2. Posted on Jun 22nd 2010 4:04PM by Matthew Wilkening (June 22, 2010). YG, 'Toot It and Boot It' New Song. AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
  3. Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100. Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-30.
  4. Y.G. | Artists | Def Jam. Island Def Jam. Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
  5. YG: Toot It and Boot It «. 24hourhiphop.com (January 10, 2011). Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
  6. XXL 2011 Freshmen Class | Freshman YG. Xxlmag.Com (May 25, 2009). Retrieved on February 11, 2012.
  7. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-broke-feat.-nipsey-hussle/id616118096
  8. http://www.complex.com/music/2013/06/yg-announces-that-hes-signing-to-young-jeezys-cte
  9. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.22731/title.yg-announces-debut-album-title-young-jeezy-to-executive-produce
  10. YG - Just Re'd Up 2 '. TapeFire.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-23.
  11. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.22832/title.yg-to-release-joint-mixtape-with-nipsey-hussle-titled-two-of-america-s-most-wanted-
  12. Crush On You (Feat. YG) [Explicit]. Amazon.com. Retrieved on November 26, 2011.
  13. Mixtape: Travis Porter "Mr. Porter. Complex (March 5, 2013). Retrieved on March 5, 2013.
  14. New Music: Young Jeezy f/ Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, & YG R.I.P. (Remix). Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine (March 29, 2013). Retrieved on March 29, 2013.
  15. New Mixtape: Funkmaster Flex 'Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?'. Vibe (April 13, 2013). Retrieved on April 13, 2013.
  16. http://rapradar.com/2013/05/08/new-music-kid-ink-ft-problem-x-yg-bad-ass-remix/
  17. Yo Gotti f. Young Jeezy & YG - Act Right. HipHop DX (2013-06-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-01.
  18. http://allhiphop.com/2013/06/24/kirko-bangz-ft-french-montana-yg-g-haze-shirt-by-versace/
  19. Kid Ink f. Jeezy & YG - Bossin' Up Remix. HipHop DX. Retrieved on 2013-08-08.
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