Who’s Young Thug?
Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, was born on the 16th August 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and is a singer, songwriter and record producer but is probably best as a rapper, and for releasing such mixtapes as “Barter 6”, “Jeffery”, “Super Slimey” and such hit singles as “Stoner”, “Check” and “Pick Up The Phone”.
Early Life and Childhood
Young Thug was raised the tenth of eleven children, and spent his childhood in the Jonesboro South projects in his hometown, a neighborhood which spawned a number of rappers, including Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Ludacris and PeeWee Longway. During his teenage years, Williams was expelled from school when in the sixth grade, and sent to juvenile prison where he spent 14 months.
Career BeginningsSpeaking about his professional career, it began in 2011, when he adopted his, perhaps appropriate stage name, and released the first three volumes of his mixtape series, entitled “I Came From Nothing”. Following these releases, Young Thug caught the attention of famous rap artist, Gucci Mane, who in 2013 signed him to his record label 1017 Brick Squad Records, which marked the beginning of his popularity. That year he released his first big project and his fourth mixtape entitled “1017 Thug”, which gained many positive reviews from music critics, praising him for his original and unique style. In addition, it was included in several ‘best-of’ lists and albums for 2013, most notable being Pitchfork Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention and Complex’s The 50 Best Albums of 2013. Thug also received praise from Rolling Stone magazine and The Guardian for his accomplishments. In the same year, he released two non-album singles, “2 Bitches” and “Stoner”, which were certified gold by the RIAA. Both of these singles met with critical success too, and were remixed by other artists including Waka Flocka Flame, Nicky Minaj, Jim Jones and Jadakiss. Furthermore, he was heard on a few tracks on Metro Boomin’s album “19 & Boomin”, and performed at Fool’s Gold Day Off show held in Miami, alongside fellow rappers Danny Brown, Trick Daddy and Travis Scott.
Rise to Fame
In 2014, Young Thug collaborated with numerous artists, including Kanye West, Chief Keef and Rich Homie Quan, and worked together with Metro Boomin to release a collaborative album titled “Metro Thuggin” in the same year, which also received positive reviews. The song “Eww” was named one of the five best songs of the week by “XXL”. Rolling Stone called Young Thug ‘the most exciting new voice of hip hop and hip hop’s new crown prince’.
Commercial MixtapesYoung Thug’s real breakthrough came in the following year, when out came his debut commercial mixtape entitled “Barter 6”, peaking at No. 22 on the US Billboard 200 chart – including the hit single “Check” – which achieved gold certification by the RIAA, and added a considerable amount to his net worth. During the same year, he released the mixtape “Slime Series” and “Slime Series 2”, while the third part of the mixtape series out came in the following year and reached No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 chart. His next major success came with the mixtape “Jeffery”, which peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart; all of these mixtapes proved to be huge critical and commercial successes. To speak further about his musical career, in 2017 he released another solo mixtape called “Beautiful Thugger Girls”, and a collaborative mixtape with rapper Future named “Super Slimey”. Most recently, he was featured on Camila Cabello’s single “Havana”, which was one of the year’s biggest hits.
Also in 2017, Young Thug released his debut EP in collaboration with Carnage, entitled “Young Martha”, spawning such hit singles as “Liger” and “Homie”. In the following year out came his second EP “Hear No Evil” with the hit single “Anybody”, featuring Nicki Minaj, which certainly increased further his popularity.
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— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) March 30, 2017
Young Thug’s Net Worth and Assets
Have you ever wondered how rich Young Thug is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of his net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry as a hip hop artist since 2011. He has also increased his wealth through collaboration with a number of other successful musicians. Young Thug’s assets include his home in Buckhead, Atlanta, where he currently resides.
Unique Fashion Style
Young Thug is noted for his original and unique style, which is variously described as unpredictable, eccentric and consisting physically primarily of women’s clothing, which he has preferred to wear since he was 12. His eccentric fashion follows his authentic vocal style, and he can regularly be seen on his Instagram account with painted fingernails, skintight jeans or a kids-size dress as a shirt.
Personal Life, Body Measurements and Philanthropy
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Young Thug has been engaged to Jerrika Karlae, who has designed a swimsuit line, since 2015. He also has six children by four women; three boys and three girls.
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) October 28, 2017
Speaking about his appearance, Young Thug is one of the taller rappers with a height of 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm), and his weight is reputed to be around 170 lbs (76 kgs).
Young Thug is known as a very charitable person, who has been active as a part of the #fightpovertyagain campaign since 2016.
Since his involvement in the music industry, Young Thug has been involved in a number of problems with the law, charged with various offences such as drug and gun possession. He was eventually arrested for possession of a firearm in Brookhaven, Georgia in September of 2017, but was released later that month after paying a bond.
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the music industry, Young Thug is in his spare time active across many of the most popular social media sites, including his official Instagram profile and his official Twitter account. Moreover, he also has his official Facebook page, on which he announces forthcoming projects and concerts.