Young Thug

Young Thug

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Updated On February 7, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Young Thug is a young and prominent American rapper and singer-songwriter. Young Thug has been active in the entertainment industry since 2010. Similarly, his musical career expands to several music genres including Hip-hop, trap, mumble rap, and pop-rap.

Early Life and Childhood

Young Thug was born on August 16, 1991, and he is currently 29 years old. His full name is Jeffery Lamar Williams and his zodiac sign is Leo. Likewise, he hails from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He is also famous as Jeffery, SEX, and Thugger. Talking about his family, he is the 10th child among eleven.

Among all the siblings, he shares the same father with only the youngest, i.e. the 11th child. His elder brother was shot right before his eyes. Similarly, another one of his brothers is still serving his term after being accused of murder.

Further, he is originally from Sylvan Hills, a neighborhood in Atlanta (Zone 3). However, he grew up in the Jonesboro South projects. Talking about his educational journey, he shared in interviewers that he was actually expelled in the sixth grade. It was because he broke one of his teacher’s arms.

He was then sent to juvenile prison for four years. Similarly, during his childhood, he and his friend PeeWee Longway lived four doors down. PeeWee Longway is also an American hip-hop recording artist.

Career and Professional Life

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Caption: Young Thug captured while performing on stage. Source: XXL Mag

Before realizing his dream in the field of music, Young Thug had developed the habit of gambling just like his brothers. He actually loved the thrill of taking risks and soon enough, he was into drug addiction and violence. By the age of 17 years, he was already a father.

Professionally, he is a rapper and singer-songwriter. He was able to impress Rapper Gucci Mane with his first mixtape I Came from Nothing. Gucci Mane found his work unique and identifiable. Hence, Gucci quickly signed him onto his label.

Then in the year 2013, he released another mixtape 1017 Thug under Gucci’s banner. Following this mixtape, he was listed on Pitchfork: Albums of the Year. The rapper also received a good review from Complex.

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Moreover, his song Pichacho was voted the best track in his mixtape. This single made its way into Rolling Stone and Spin’s list of best songs in the year 2013. Even The Guardian mentioned that his mixtape among the five best of the year 2013.

Later the same year, he released his first single Stoner. The rapper then followed it with another single Danny Glover. Both these songs were a hit. Many well-known rappers and DJs also remixed these two songs in the subsequent days. However, he disapproved of the remixes to his songs.

As he gained more prominence in the music industry, he began to collaborate with several established artists like Alex Tumay, Danny Brown, Trick Daddy, and Travis Scott among others.

Furthermore, the rapper recorded numerous songs under 1017 Brick Squad. This squad also included renowned rappers including Kayne West, Rich Homie, and Chief Keef. He also made it to the cover of The Fader. Then in March 2014, the young rapper announced that his debut album would soon hit the market. This album is titled Carter 6. This album is a testimonial to the rapper’s admiration for Lil Wayne’s hit album Tha Carter.

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Caption: Young Thug posing for a photo with his ex-fiancee Jerrika Karlae. Source: Rap-up

Hits and Awards

All of his mixtapes are a hit. However, among them, Barter 6 was ranked number 22 on U.S. Billboard 200. The young rapper’s most famous single Picacho was actually not meant to be single. Nevertheless, this singles its way to the top 100 tracks in both Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Similarly, Spin also included this single in its top 50 songs.

Further, the rapper’s song Stoner went viral again in the year 2014. This was after Wale created an unauthorized remix. The remix grabbed a lot of attention and his original track began doing the rounds once again on music charts.

In the year 2013, Complex included the young rapper in the list of “25 New Rappers to Watch Out For”. Then the next year, the young rapper received nominations at the BET hip-hop awards. These nominations were for the category of Who Blew Up, Best Hip-Hop Style, and Best Club Banger- for Stoner.

Furthermore, he also received nominations at the BET Awards in the “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award”. This time, the nomination was for his song Throw Sum Mo. Had he bagged this award, he would have shared his achievement with the fellow rappers Nicki Minaj and Rae Sremmurd.

Personal Life

Young Thug is most probably single at present. In an Instagram story in December 2020, the young rapper wrote that he has “been single for dam near 2 years”. He was previously engaged to Jerrika Karlae since April 2015. However, there is no information regarding when the pair separated.

Moreover, he has six children sharing them with four women. The young rapper has three sons and three daughters. Likewise, he became a father at the young age of 17 years.

His ex-fiancee runs a swimsuit line and her mother manages Young Dolph. Further, the young rapper bought his first home in September 2016. This was after he released the mixtape, Jeffery. This home is based in Buckhead, Atlanta. Furthermore, this home is more than 11,000 square feet. It also has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a full bar, a theater room, as well as a four-car garage.

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Caption: Young Thug captured with his daughter Amari on her 9th birthday. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Young Thug stands tall at a height of approximately 1.91 meters and his weight is around 76 kgs. Similarly, his chest-waist-arms body measurements are 38-30-13 inches respectively. He has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Social Media and Net Worth

Talking about the rapper’s social media presence, Young Thug joined Twitter in January 2011 and so far has over 5.4 million followers on his @youngthug account. Similarly, he has earned more than 8.1 million followers on his @thuggerthugger1 Instagram account.

The young rapper is also available on Youtube. He created his “Young Thug” Youtube channel on September 14, 2013. So far, this channel has garnered over 2.9 billion views and 5.12 million subscribers. Similarly, the young rapper created his official Facebook page on November 7, 2013. So far, he has over 2.3 million people following his journey on this platform. Moving on, he has a net worth estimation of approximately $8 million US dollars.