Like so many rappers after the turn of the millennium, Los Angeles-based rap artist Keenon Jackson (otherwise known as YG or Young Gangsta) got his start by accumulating a wide Internet following after leaking "She a Model" and "Aim Me" to the Web. The success of these songs earned him a bid from Def Jam, and he signed to the pioneering hip-hop label in 2009. Several mixtapes followed, including 2010's The Real 4Fingaz and 2011's Just Re'd Up, each of which boasted a charting Billboard single. He also became a popular MC, guesting on tracks by Freddie Gibbs, Travis Porter, E-40, Nipsey Hussle, and Young Jeezy. In 2013, it was announced that the latter would be producing his debut studio full-length, Im 4rm Bompton, which was slated for a summer release that year. The planned album never appeared, as YG signed with Def Jam and entered the studio with a different producer, DJ Mustard. The album My Krazy Life finally landed in 2014, with Drake, Rich Homie Quan, and ScHoolboy Q among its guests. ~ Jason LymangroverPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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