"Young Jeezy" (born "Jay Jenkins" on October 12, 1977) is a popular American rapper. Jenkins was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but as a toddler moved to Hawkinsville, Georgia and grew up in Macon, Georgia and now resides in Atlanta. Formerly signed to Bad Boy Records a member of the hip-hop quartet Boyz N Da Hood, he is now signed as a solo artist to Def Jam Records.
Young Jeezy is often referred to (by himself and others) as the ''"Snowman"''. Widely believed to be a reference to his previous occupation as a cocaine dealer, Jeezy states that the ''Snowman'' is just a nickname.
Young Jeezy has produced a popular line of "Snowman" t-shirts. These shirts depict a very simple snowman, with a menacing look. Due to their drug connotation, several high schools have banned these shirts .
In a September 2005 interview with MTV, Jeezy explained that the Snowman "''...symbolizes a young hustler. If a cat goes and gets fresh, hits the club or goes to an event and he has a Snowman shirt on, it's almost like a white tee... Everybody can't afford the Gucci and everything. It's the next best thing, the Snowman... Snowman is a cool dude. There's a Snowman in every 'hood, sev...
|Born||October 12, 1977|
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Years active||2003 in music|
|First album||"Come Shop Wit' Me"|
|Latest album||"Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101"|
|Genre||Hip hop music|
|Notable albums||"Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101|
|Notable songs||"''And Then What''", "''Soul Survivor''"|