Black Concert: Jeezy Live in Riverside Tuesday 4-4; Los Angeles Wednesday 4-5 & San Diego CA Thursday 4-6!

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Tue, 04/04/17
07:00 PM
Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Riverside, CA
 $45.00 
Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), better known by his stage name Young Jeezy (or simply Jeezy), is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In 1998, he launched the label imprint CTE World (then known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment). Aside from his solo career, Jeezy is the de facto leader of the southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA), and is a former member of the Bad Boy Records’ rap group Boyz n da Hood. Jeezy is also known for helping pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane.

Jeezy embarked on his music career in 2001, as Lil J, with the release of Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.). He later 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 lead single “Soul Survivor”, which features R&B singer Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US. His subsequent albums, The Inspiration (2006) and The Recession (2008), both yielded chart-topping singles. Jeezy has also been featured on numerous hip-hop and R&B hit singles, such as “Say I” by Christina Milian, “I’m So Paid” by Akon, “Hard” by Rihanna and “Love in This Club” by Usher, the latter of which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, in 2008.

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 released (also independently) 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.

In May 2004, Jazze Pha’s manager Henry ‘Noonie’ Lee showed Young Jeezy’s demo to his friend Shakir Stewart, Vice President Artist and Repertoire (VP A&R) at Def Jam. Stewart “fell in love with it [the demo] the first time [he] heard it” and took it to L.A. Reid. Reid recognised the talent and gave Stewart the green light to sign him. As the “hottest thing on the street” at the time, various labels – including Warner and Interscope – were after his signature. However, Young Jeezy decided he wanted to be in business with Stewart and Reid. As a result, signed with Def Jam Records.

Young Jeezy’s debut single off his debut album, “And Then What” featuring Mannie Fresh, reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100. Young Jeezy’s major label debut, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was released on July 26, 2005. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 172,000 copies in its first week and was later certified Platinum by the RIAA The second single off the album, “Soul Survivor” featuring Akon reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would end up becoming Young Jeezy’s highest-charting single of his career. The third single, “My Hood”, reached #77 on the Billboard Hot 100. In an interview with HitQuarters, A&R Shakir Stewart said that Jeezy had recorded over 60 songs for the album.

In interviews and on several records, Young Jeezy has affirmed his resistance to commercialism in his music. Maintaining his street credibility, according to Young Jeezy, is of the utmost concern to him as an artist. In 2005, Young Jeezy was featured in several popular hip hop songs including Gucci Mane’s “Icy” and Boyz n da Hood’s “Dem Boyz”. Due to having a successful solo career, he left the group.

Coming Soon
Soul Survivor

Let’s Get It / Sky’s the Limit

Put On

Get Ya Mind Right

Trap or Die

Never Ever

Dey Know

Put On

Who Dat

Got Alotta

Welcome Back

Nothing

Too Gone

All We Do (Smoke & Fuck)

Everythang

Leave You Alone

I Do

Lose My Mind

Supa Freak

Waitin

Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.) (2001)

Come Shop wit Me (2003)

Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005)

The Inspiration (2006)

The Recession (2008)

TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition (2011)

Seen It All: The Autobiography (2014)

Church in These Streets (2015)

Trap or Die 3 (2016)

Snow Season (2017)

2009: Janky Promoters

 

Wed, 04/05/17
07:00 PM
The Belasco Theater
Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Thu, 04/06/17
07:00 PM
House of Blues San Diego
San Diego, CA
 $45.00