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 dud...
Background solo singer
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 OGenres Rock music Similar 50 cent
Notable albums "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 Notable songs "''And Then What''", "''Soul Survivor''"