YG is a rapper from the United States who has been active in his profession since 2009. In his career, he has released two studio albums and 17 singles. YG also worked as an actor and rose to prominence with the song “Toot It and Boot It” feat Ty Dolla Sign. In 2013, he was signed to CTE World of Young Jeezy. He made his film debut in 2012.
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YG’s real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson. He was born in California’s Compton on 9 March 1990. YG is the abbreviation on “Young Gangster.”
At an early age, YG used to perform in clubs. He had a difficult childhood and also was involved in robberies.
There is not much information about YG’s family and educational details, but he has a daughter named Harmony. There are no reports on who the mother of Harmony is. In 2016, he adopted a vegan diet for health reasons.
In 2012, while shooting for a music video, there were shots fired in the studio. In 2015, he was shot in Studio City, California. Although the injuries were not malignant, he was uncooperative with the authorities. The following day, he was back in the studio.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 9 March 1990, YG is 30 years old as of today’s date 14th September 2020. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.
YG initially planned to release the album ‘I’m 4rm Bompton’ in 2012 on the CTE label. However, the title was changed to ‘My Krazy Life’ and was released in 2013 on Def Jam Recordings. It was a commercially successful album. After three years, he released his second studio album ‘Still Crazy.’
His upcoming album ‘Stay Dangerous’ will release through Def Jam Recordings and CTE World. In 2014, the rapper released the soundtrack album ‘Blame It On the Streets.’
His first mixtape ‘4Fingaz’ became available from May 2009. Also that same year, he released ‘The Real 4Fingaz’. ‘Just Re’d Up’ came up in 2011. He teamed up with Bobby Brackins and Ty Dolla $ign for ‘Young and Hung…Over’. His other mixtapes are ‘4Hunnid Degreez’, ‘Just Re’d Up 2’, ‘Boss Yo Life Up Gang,’ ‘California Livin’’, and ‘Red Friday.’
He is all set to release the mixtapes ‘Just Re’d Up 3’ and ‘400 Summers’ with DJ Mustard. YG’s singles include ‘Toot It and Boot It”, “My Nigga,” “Left, Right,” “Ride Out,” “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump),” “Why You Always Hatin?”, “Fuck It Up” and “Suu Whoop.”
On the acting front, YG has appeared in the films ‘We the Party,’ ‘Mac & Devin Go to High School,’ ‘Blame It On the Streets,’ and ‘White T.’
Awards & Achievements
YG is the winner of the iHeartRadio Music Awards of 2015. In 2014, he won the BET Hip Hop Award for “My Nigga.” He has received a nomination for the BET Awards of 2014. The rapper has also received the 2015 Billboard Music Award nomination for Top R&B Song. In the same year, he got nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award.
Net Worth & Salary of YG in 2020
As of September 2020, the estimated net worth of YG is more than $5 million. He started his career by doing several odd jobs. Soon he ventured into music and released many albums. He has also released various singles and appear in movies. YG was the actor, writer, and executive producer of the 2014 movie ‘Blame It On the Streets.’ He also planned to create Pu$haz Ink but was scrapped down. Additionally, he is the co-owner of the record label 4Hunnid Records. He has signed a distribution deal with Interscope Records.
YG is one of the most famous rappers in the United States. Apart from releasing his own singles, he has performed for other artists like Clyde McKnight, Yo Gotti, DJ Mustard, Jeremih, Fergie, Mariah Carey, and Future. He began his profession from an early age, and despite facing odds, he successfully overcame it.