Young Thug

Young Thug
Young Thug 2018.jpg
Young Thug in 2018
Background information
Birth nameJeffery Lamar Williams
Also known as
Born (1991-08-16) August 16, 1991 (age 27)
Sylvan Hills, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2010–present[3]
Labels
Associated acts
Children6
Websiteyslthug.com

Jeffery Lamar Williams[4] (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug,[2] is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion. He first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Rich Homie Quan, Future, Birdman, Cash Out, Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane.[5][6][7] Young Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records,[8] and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise.[9]

Young Thug received mainstream recognition in 2014 with the singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" in addition to appearances on several singles, including T.I.'s "About the Money" and Rich Gang's "Lifestyle." That year, he also signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment and collaborated on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1. In 2015, he released a number of mixtapes, including Barter 6 and two installments of his Slime Season series. These were followed in 2016 by the commercial mixtapes I'm Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery.[10] In 2018, he released a compilation album Slime Language showcasing the artists he has signed to his own label YSL Records.[11] Young Thug is also known for his feature on the hit song "Havana" by pop singer Camila Cabello. The song was a commercial success reaching number one in multiple countries, including the US where it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2018, becoming Young Thug's first number one single.

Young Thug was awarded the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for his songwriting contributions to "This Is America" along with Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson.[12]

Early life

Jeffery Lamar Williams was born in Atlanta, the tenth of eleven children. He is from Sylvan Hills, a neighborhood in Atlanta (Zone 3),[13] and grew up in the Jonesboro South projects.[9] Other rappers from the neighborhood include Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Ludacris and Williams's childhood friend PeeWee Longway, from whom Williams lived four doors down.[14][15] Young Thug has told interviewers that he got expelled in the sixth grade for breaking a teacher's arm. He was sent to juvenile prison for four years.[16]

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