Who is Young Thug?
The rising hip-hop star has already released 18 mixtapes since he first entered the music scene in 2010; some of his most successful include “Barter 6” in 2015, then “I’m Up” in 2016, “Beautiful Thunder Girls” and “Super Slimey” both in 2017, the latter a collaboration with rapper Future. His most successful single is a duet with Camila Cabello, entitled “Havana”, while his most successful original song is “Best Friend”.
So, do you want to find out more about this successful rapper, record producer, and songwriter, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we are about to bring you closer to Young Thug.
Young Thug Wiki: Age, Early Life, and Education
Born Jeffrey Lamar Williams on the 16th August 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, he is the second youngest of 11 children, and spent his childhood in Atlanta’s housing projects, Jonesboro South, which is known for also spawning such rappers as Waka Flocka Flame, Ludacris, PeeWee Longway and 2 Chainz among others. Young Thug wasn’t just expelled from school when he was in the sixth grade after he broke teacher’s arm, but he also was sent to a juvenile prison where he spent the next four years.
Young Thug emerged on the music scene in 2010, when he worked with rapper TruRoyal on the song “She Can Go”. His next projects were three mixtapes “I Came from Nothing”, which were released through 2011 and 2012. His music received good critiques, and he was noticed by one of the Atlanta-based rapper’s – Gucci Mane – who quickly signed him to his own label 1017 Black Squad Records, which is under the Asylum/Atlantic imprint. In 2013, Young Thug introduced himself to the wider public with the mixtape “1017 Thug”, which received further great reviews, and Rolling Stone magazine even placed it at No. 5 on their 10 Best Mixtapes of 2013. He continued to work hard on his music, and new collaborations followed, including with A$AP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs on the song “Old English” in 2014, then with Gucci Mane on “Panoramic Roof”, with T.I. on “About the Money”, “Lifestyle” with Rich Gang and Rich Homie Quan, all in 2014, and “Constantly Hating”, which featured Birdman, released in 2015.
Rise to Prominence
Gradually Young Thug’s career improved, becoming more popular with every new mixtape, as his fan base increased. His first commercial mixtape was “Barter 6” in 2015, followed by “I’m Up”, “Slime Season 3”, and “Jeffrey”, all in 2016, then “Beautiful Thugger Girls”, and “Super Slimey” in 2017.
He has won several awards, including the AMA in categories Collaboration of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Song Pop/Rock for his work on the song “Havana” with Camila Cabello.
All of this has made Young Thug a new hip-hop star, and with new songs such as “The Weekend” and “Anybody”, has cemented his place among the successful Atlanta-based rappers.
Young Thug Net Worth
Over the years, Young Thug became one of the most prominent rappers, and now counts his net worth in millions of dollars. His mixtapes and singles have sold millions of copies, contributing to his rising wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Young Thug is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Young Thug’s net worth is as high as $3 million, which is rather impressive, don’t you think? Undoubtedly, his wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that he successfully continues his career.
Young Thug Personal Life, Wife, Marriage, Children
Young Thug has been engaged to swimsuit designer Jerrika Karlae since April 2015. The couple hasn’t shared details in regards to their future, so we can’t tell you if and when Young Thug is going to marry his fiancé. Nevertheless, Young is already a father of six, three boys and three daughters, with four different women.
Young Thug and his fiancé reside in a Buckhead, Atlanta 11,000 square-feet home, which has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a full bar and a theater room, as well as a four-car garage.
Problems with the Law
Ever since his teenage years, Young Thug has had problems with the law – probably that’s how he came up with the nickname? Back in 2015, he faced a lawsuit from a tour bus driver when his bus, on which Lil Wayne was riding, was attacked by members of the street-gang Bloods. Young Thug, Burdman, Cash Money Record, and Young Money Records were all in the lawsuit. In 2017 a lawsuit was filed against him after he failed to appear at a concert in Sahlen’s Stadium, for which he received $55,000. Later the same year, he was arrested for drug possession, and also for possession of a firearm. Though he was released, a year later,he was arrested yet again, this time for possession of and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and marijuana, and also for having a firearm with him.
Young Thug Internet Popularity
Over the years, Young Thug has become a social media star, especially on Twitter and Facebook, though he is also no stranger on Instagram. His official Twitter page has over 3.35 million followers, with whom he has shared his most recent career endeavors, and details from his personal life. You can find him on Facebook as well, on which he has more than two million fans, while on Instagram, Young Thug is followed by more than 750,000 people.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent rapper, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages, and see what he is up to next, both professionally and personally.
Hi Mokaï | Tonight Miami lets get it pic.twitter.com/cdKzyULzqw
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) December 11, 2018
Young Thug Height and Weight
Do you know how tall Young Thug is, and how much he weighs? Well, he stands at 6ft 3ins, or 1.9m, while he weighs 167.5lbs or 76kg. His hair color is black and he has dark brown eyes. Young Thug is recognized for his eccentric clothing style, as he often wears odd items, such as a kids-size dress as a shirt.