Young Thug

Birth Day August 16th, 1991
Birth Place Sylvan Hills, Atlanta
Age 31 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

About Young Thug

Jeffery Lamar Williams professionally known as Young Thug is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his contemporary trap music, eccentric vocal shape, and fashion. He is considered to be an influential figure of his generation, with his music impacting the modern sound of hip-hop. Young Thug made his debut in 2010. Since then he has released two critically acclaimed albums such as So Much Fun (2019) and Punk (2021) as well as numerous hit singles including "Stoner", "Check", "Best Friend", "Wyclef Jean", "Go Crazy", "Hot", "Bad Body", and "Tick Tock" and others.

For his contribution to the music industry, he received a number of Awards such as the Grammy Award, MTV Music Award, UK Music Video Award, and American Music Award.

Early Life & Family Background

Young Thug was born on August 16, 1991, in Sylvan Hills, Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. Out of his parent's 11 children, YoungThug was born as the tenth child. However, the details about his parents and siblings are not available yet. Moreover, he grew up in Jonesboro South Projects along with fellow rappers Waka Flocka, 2 Chainz, Ludacris, and PeeWee Longway. 

Similarly, he is American by nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. His race is black. As per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Leo. He believes in Christianity.

Further, there is no information regarding his educational background. But once Young told interviewers that he was expelled in the sixth grade for breaking a teacher's arm. Also, he was sent to juvenile prison for four years.

Young Thug Music Career (American rapper)

  • Young Thug made his musical debut as a guest performer on rapperTruRoyal's song "She Can Go"in 2010.
  • Subsequently, he released the three installments of his mixtape series "I Came from Nothing" between 2011 and 2012 which caught the attention of the rapper, Gucci Mane.
  • In 2013, Gucci signed Young Thug to his label at 1017 Brick Squad Records, an Asylum/Atlantic imprint.
  • His fourth mixtape, "1017 Thug," which was his debut output for the company, was released. The mixtape was the best mixtape of 2013 according to the music publication FACT.
  • Young Thug released his commercial debut single "Stoner" in October 2013.
  • At the end of that year, he performed at Fool's Gold Day Off show in Miami, along with Danny Brown, Trick Daddy, and Travis Scott.
  • He signed an $8.5 million deal with Future's Freebandz record label on January 18, 2014.
  • In 2014, Thug also recorded several songs with Kanye West.
  • On June 17, 2014, Kevin Liles confirmed that Young Thug officially signed his and Lyor Cohen's label 300 Entertainment.
  • His 2013 fan-favorite song "Danny Glover", re-titling it "2 Bitches" was released on 1st July 2014 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records.
  • He appeared on Kayne West's 2016 album "The Life of Pablo" and West tweeted that he would release further collaborations with Young Thug on Tidal.
  • He released a mixtape titled "I'm Up" on February 4th, 2016.
  • In November 2016, Young Thug announced he was starting his own record label imprint called YSL records.
  • In March 2017, he appeared on Drake's songs "Sacrifices" and "Ice Melts."
  • Young Thug released a joint EP with DJ Carnage titled Young Martha" In September 2017.
  • The following month, he released a collaborative mixtape with Future titled "Super Slimy".
  • His single "Ride for Me" was released in 2018. In the same year, he released the EP "Hear No Evil".
  • In August 2018, he released another compilation album, "Slime Language".
  • Young Thug announced his upcoming debut studio album and dropped the single "The London" on May 23. The album was initially going to be called "Gold Mouf Dog".
  • However, he renamed it "So Much Fun" and released the album on August 16 2019 on his 28th birthday.
  • Alongside Gunna, he appeared on The Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon on October 20, 2019.
  • Young Thug released a collaborative mixtape "Slime & B" alongside Chris Brown on May 5, 2020. The mixtape's lead single, "Go Crazy", peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Thug's highest-charting single as a lead artist.
  • He appeared on the American rapper and singer Travis Scott's single "Franchise," which was released on September 25 and debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, giving Thug his second number-one single.
  • "Slime Language 2", the second compilation album from YSL Records, Young Thug, and Gunna, was released on April 16, 2021, and it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. Two singles, "That Go!" and "Take It to Trial," served as its support.
  • The lead single from his second studio album "Tick Tock" was released on August 20, 2021.
  • On October 15, 2021, his second studio album "Punk" was released through YSL Records.
  • Following the release of Punk in November 2021, Kobalt Music Group and Young Thug announced a new global publishing agreement under which Kobalt will manage Young Thug's publishing administration, global synch, and creative services.

Young Thug Awards

  • 2017- won MTV Video Music Award-Best Editing for "Wyclef Jean"
  • 2017- won UK Music Video Awards-Video of the Year/Best Urban Video/Best Editing in a Video for "Wyclef Jean"
  • 2018- won MTV Video Music Award-Video of the Year for "Havana"
  • 2018- won American Music Awards-Collaboration of the Year/Video of the Year/Favorite Pop/Rock Song for "Havana"
  • 2019- Grammy Awards-Song of the Year for "This Is America"

Young Thug Relationship: Wife and Children

Talking about his personal life, Young Thug is in a romantic relationship with his long-term girlfriend Jerrika Karlae. Jerrika is a social media influencer, model, entrepreneur as well as designer who manages a swimsuit line. The couple got engaged in April 2015. However, Recently Young Thug is also rumored to be dating Mariah The Scientist, but none of them has officially confirmed the news.

Previously, he was in a relationship with Amy Luciani. Moreover, Young Thug has six children, three daughters and three sons from his past relationships with four different women. 

Concerning his legal issues, Young Thug was one of the accused persons in a lawsuit filed by the tour bus's driver against Cash Money Records, Young Money Records, and Birdman in April 2015 as a result of shots fired at a Lil Wayne bus by Bloods gang members. In January 2017, he was sued after he didn't show up at a concert in Sahlen's stadium after a $55,000 contract was signed.

Moreover, he was cleared of battery in April 2017 after reportedly slapping a woman outside a nightclub in March 2016. The woman was arguing with Thug's fiancée, Jerrika Karlae when Thug supposedly stepped in and attacked the woman. The charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Similarly, he was arrested in Brookhaven, Georgia on September 24, 2017, on suspicion of having various drugs in his possession as well as a handgun. Three days later, he was granted a bond and released. He was also accused of possessing amphetamine, hydrocodone, and marijuana with the intent to distribute them on September 7, 2018. In addition, he faces charges of possessing a handgun, Alprazolam, codeine, and amphetamine in two separate incidents.

Furthermore, Young Thug was taken into custody in Atlanta on May 9, 2022, on gang-related allegations. 28 members of YSL, including Thug and Gunna, were named in a 56-count Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) indictment filed in a state court. He was charged with seven more offenses relating to the possession of illegal drugs and firearms after a search of his residence. At the Fulton County Superior Court, he was being detained.

Young Thug's Net Worth

Successful rapper and singer, Young Thug has amassed a huge fortune from working in the music industry. His net worth is estimated at $8 million. Similarly, he makes around $500k to $ 1 million annually. His primary source of income comes from the music industry, which also includes the sale of his Albums, concerts, and sponsorship agreements. As well, he has extra earnings from brand endorsement deals. He has appeared in commercials on Hooters, Sprite, Calvin Klein, Puma, etc.

Further, he lives in an 11,000-square-foot Buckhead house that costs $14k per month. The house contains 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms with an indoor pool, 4-car garage. He also owns a number of branded cars such as the Chevrolet C8 Convertible, Mercedes Maybach, Lamborghini Urus, and Rolls Royce Cullinan.

Currently, he is living a cool and lavish lifestyle from his career earnings.

Young Thug Height & Weight

Young Thugstands at a towering height of 1.92m (6 feet 3 inches). His body weight consists of 76kg (167 lbs.). Likewise, his body measurements chest, waist, and bicep sizes are 38 inches, 30 inches, and 13 inches respectively. His shoe size is 9(US). Moreover, he has a pair of black eyes and his hair color is also black. He has various tattoos on his body including the chest, stomach, arms, hands, and forehead.

Furthermore, his sexual orientation is straight.

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