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Keenan Jackson (born March 9, 1990), most known by his stage name YG (short for Young Gangsta), is an African-American rapper and songwriter from Paramount, California. He was signed by Def Jam in 2009[1] 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 [2] 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.

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Career

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.[3] He is working on his debut album set to be released in 2012.[4] He was also featured in XXL Freshmen Magazine.[5] A song of his entitled "B*tches ain't Sh*t", featuring Tyga, and Nipsey Hussle, entered the Hot 100 at #100 and at #11 on the Heatseekers Songs chart.[6] Yg is also an actor, starring in the new movie We The Party with director Mario Van Peebles.

Discography

Studio albums
    • Freshman on Campus (2012)
Mixtapes

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
"Toot It and Boot It"
(featuring Ty$)
2010 67 60 12 The Real 4Fingaz
"Patty Cake" 2011
"B*tches Ain't Sh*t"
(featuring Tyga, and Nipsey Hussle)
2012 100 Just Re Up'd
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured performer

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
"Crush on You"[7]
(New Boyz featuring YG)
2011 Too Cool to Care
"Function"
(E-40 featuring YG, IAmSu and Problem)
2012 121 69 22 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
R&B
"Up"
(featuring LoveRance and IAmSu)
2011 69 Just Re Up'd

 

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