YG – Artist Management
Keenon Jackson (born March 9, 1990), is an American rapper better known by his stage name YG (short for Young Gangsta). He was signed to Def Jam in 2009 and released his first single titled “Toot It and Boot It”, featuring Tydolla$ign, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 2010. His most recent single “My Nigga” has peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the biggest hit of his career.
After releasing several songs that garnered him a large following on the internet, such as “She A Model” and “Aim Me” YG signed to Def Jam. Following that, he worked on mixtapes, touring and running his 4Hunnid brand clothing line.He was also featured in XXL’s 2011 Freshmen Class.On March 19, YG released “You Broke” featuring Nipsey Hussle to iTunes.In 2012, he announced his debut album then titled, I’m 4rm Bompton, will be executively produced by rapper Young Jeezy. Later in June 2013 he revealed that Jeezy’s record label CTE World would release the album.He was featured on Yo Gotti’s “Act Right” also featuring Jeezy. It peaked at number 100 on the Hot 100 and at number 24 on the Rap Songs chart, making it one of his most successful singles. He was then prominently featured on the CTE World mixtape, Boss Yo Life Up Gang in August 2013.
On September 4, 2013 YG revealed that his debut album will be released on November 19, 2013 (but would later be pushed back), via Def Jam Recordings and that he has changed the album title to My Krazy Life. He also revealed that Drake will be featured on a song titled “Who You Love”, produced by DJ Mustard. Shortly thereafter he released the album’s lead single “My Nigga” featuring Rich Homie Quan and Jeezy, also produced by DJ Mustard.The song has since peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100.On December 10, 2013, YG released “Left, Right” as the album’s second single from his debut album.The following day, Def Jam announced that My Krazy Life would be released on March 18, 2014 and that “Who Do You Love” featuring Drake would be the album’s next single, with a release for it coming in January 2014.