YG Rhythm and blues Artist


Keenan Jackson (born March 9, 1990), most known by his stage name YG (short for Young Gangsta), is an African-American Compton-based rapper and songwriter of the West Coast scenery. He was signed by Def Jam in 2009 and released his first single titled "Toot It and Boot It", which peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 2010. He is most associated with the Jerkin' movement based in California alongside other artists including singer and occasional rapper Ty$, who sings the hook on "Toot It and Boot It". He is affiliated with the group Pu$haz Ink. YG, born Keenan Jackson, was born in Compton, California on March 9,1990. He attended Paramount High School and graduated in 2008. After releasing several songs that garnered him a large following on the internet, such as "She A Model" and "Aim Me" he signed to Def Jam. He is working on his debut album set to be released in 2012. He was also featured in XXL Freshmen Magazine. A song of his entitled "Snitches Ain't", featuring Tyga, Snoop Dogg and Nipsey Hussle, entered the Hot 100 at #100 and at #11 on the Heatseekers Songs chart. Yg is also an actor, starring in the new movie We The Party with director Mario Van Peebles.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 9th, 1990
United States of America
African American

YG on Social media

myspace.com https://myspace.com/yg400

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
My Krazy Life
West Coast hip hop
March 18th, 2014 Album
Boss Yo Life Up Gang
Hip hop music
August 13th, 2013 Album
Doughboyz Cashout
You Broke
March 19th, 2013 Single
My Nigga
September 17th, 2013 Single
September 25th, 2012 Album
Michael Kapolke
Snitches Ain't...
February 7th, 2012 Single
Just Re'd Up
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
May 2nd, 2011
A King4President
May 17th, 2011 Album
Toot It and Boot It
June 8th, 2010 Single
The Real 4Fingaz
November 16th, 2009
Rise & Shine: It's My Turn
October 15th, 2008 Album
May 23rd, 2005 Album
Rise & Shine 2: Death of Y.G.
Off Papers, On Paper
Nasty Girl

Movie performances

1. Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)

played Hemptathalon Smoker #2, Student #1
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Dylan C. Brown
Lucy Brown
Dylan C. Brown
Jamieson Stern
Herschel Faber
11 Show list

Mac & Devin Go to High School is a 2012 American direct-to-DVD stoner film directed by Dylan Brown. The film stars rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in the title roles, along with Mike Epps, Teairra Mari, Andy Milonakis, Luenell in supporting roles and the voice of Mystikal in a guest appearance. The story follows two high school students, geeky Devin, and badman Mac who is a stoner. He befriends Devin, and introduces him to cannabis. The high school's name "N.Hale" is based on Nate Dogg's real name Nathanial Hale and is also a play on the word "inhale". The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 3, 2012. It marks the film debut of American rapper Wiz Khalifa. The soundtrack for the film was released on December 13, 2011, worldwide in stores.


Top cast

Mr. Armstrong
Captain Kush
Student Services Guy
Knees Down
Mahatma Chang Greenberg
Ms. Huck
Slow Burn
Devin Overstreet
Student #6
Hemptathalon Smoker #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Luis Panch Perez
Celeste Autumn Clark
United States of America

2. We the Party (2012)

played C.C.
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Dwjuan F. Fox
Michael Cohen
Tal Vigderson
10 Show list

We the Party is a 2012 film written and directed by Mario Van Peebles. We the Party is a comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school. The film focuses on five friends as they deal with "romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves". We the Party captures the hopes, confusion, challenges and dreams of today's teenagers as they plunge headlong into an uncertain future.


Top cast

No Shame
Officer Davis
Principal Renolds
Mr. Sutton
Security Guard 1
Hype DJ
Security Guard 2
Cheyenne Davis
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tree Adams
Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein
English, French
United States of America


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