Young Thug Childhood, Age, Family, Biography, Awards & More


Young Thug's Childhood, Age, Family, Biography, Awards & More

Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known as Young Thug, is a popular American rapper. Since 2011, he has held a position on the US music charts. He has become today's prominent rapper by collaborating with musicians like Gucci Mane, Birdman, Waka Flocka Flame, and Richie Homie. 

In 2013, he published a mix tape that garnered great reviews, making his music famous in nightclubs and gatherings. Growing up in a family of ten brothers, he worked hard to get notoriety, first in Atlanta and subsequently throughout the United States. In his early career as a style hero, he created several trends and carries himself with a casual and carefree approach.

His bling jewelry and long hair are now considered a fashion trend for young rappers. In his adolescent years, he realized that he understood womenswear better and start wearing new designs blending male and feminine attires, which he continues to show and pull off on various occasions. 

This may have caused some controversy, but not nearly as much as his declaration of homosexuality, despite the fact that he is engaged to Jerrika Karle. He has become a star due to his impeccable rhythm, despite his unconventional lifestyle. He is direct, blunt, and unflappable, which allows him to remain unaffected by negative criticism.

Childhood & Early life :

On August 16, 1991, Jeffery Lamar Williams was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the second youngest of eleven children born to his mother. Their family resided in the now-demolished Jonesboro South developments. His biological fathers are not the same as those of his siblings. He and his sister, the youngest of the siblings, share a father. His mother struggled to provide for so many children.

He grew raised in a crime-ridden neighborhood. His eldest brother was shot in front of his eyes, and one of his brothers is currently in prison after being charged with murder. He went to primary school till the sixth grade. He was expelled from school and sent to juvenile jail for four years after breaking his teacher's arm.

Throughout his teenage, he formed habits like his siblings, and he began gambling. He enjoyed the excitement of taking risks. He soon became addicted to drugs and violence. He became a parent at the age of seventeen. Around this time, he began to recognize his potential for music and rapping. He decided right then and there that he would no longer be content to live in poverty.

Career :

Gucci Mane was blown away by Young Thug's first mixtape, 'I Came from Nothing.' He instantly signed him to his label after seeing his work was distinct and unmistakable. Under Gucci's label, he released another mixtape named '1017 Thug' in 2013. His tracks were a smash, and he was named on 'Pitchfork: Albums of the Year,' as well as received a positive review from 'Complex.'

His song 'Pichacho' was named the greatest track on his mixtape and entered the lists of 'Rolling Stone' and 'Spin' among the finest songs of 2013. The mixtape was also named one of the top five types of 2013 by 'The Guardian.'

In the same year, he published 'Stoner,' followed by 'Danny Glover.' Both tracks were successful and were remixed by a number of well-known rappers and DJs. Unfortunately, he was not pleased with the remixes of his song.
He immediately began collaborating with famous artists like Alex Tumay, Danny Brown, Trick Daddy, and even Travis Scott, solidifying his status in the music business.

Due to his freestyle skills, he rapidly began recording new songs. Unfortunately, a data error resulted in the leakage of his album tracks. It went viral, and in order to fix the situation, he had to make two mixtapes right away: Slime Season and Slime Season 2.
To make matters worse, Lil Wayne was upset by Young's assertion that he intended to devote his debut album to him, and the case was eventually handled in court. Following that, Young released a mixtape called 'Barter 6' instead of an album, subsequently altering the name to 'HiTunes' under the 'Atlantic' record label.

Following the release, he met with Kayne, who was fascinated by Young's distinct sound and even likened him to Bob Marley. They declared in 2015 that they will collaborate on an album, but no dates have been set. Young's debut 'extended play' or EP, 'I'm Up,' was published in 2016, and it quickly rose to the top of the American music charts. He went on to create another mix tape, 'Slime Season 3,' which effectively ended the leaked tape saga.

Mid-year, he planned a tour in the United States with 'Rich the Kid,' 'TM88,' and 'Dae Dae' in support of his mixtape HiTunes.' During the tour, he became a fashion star, appearing in 'Calvin Klein's fall collection in 2016'. As record label offers pouring in, he is working on a mixtape titled 'Jeffrey' and hopes to launch his own record label, YSL Records, soon.

Wealth & Stardom :

2014 was one of Young's most fruitful years. Following rumors that he had signed a 1.5 million dollar record deal with Cash Money Records, Birdman stated that he had simply inked a management arrangement with the company.

He recorded numerous tracks with Kayne West, Rich Homie, and Chief Keef under the alias '1017 Brick Squad,' which made it to the cover of 'The Fader.' In March 2014, he revealed that his first album, dubbed 'Carter 6,' will be out shortly, as a tribute to Thug's adoration for Lil Wayne's blockbuster album 'Tha Carter.'

Awards & Achievements :

Young Thug was nominated for three BET Hip-Hop Awards in 2014: 'Who Blew Up,' 'Best Hip-Hop Style,' and 'Best Club Banger- for Stoner.'
The following year, he was nominated for a 'Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award' at the BET Awards for his song 'Throw Sum Mo,' alongside Nicki Minaj and Rae Sremmurd.

Personal Life & Legacy :

He's twenty-five years old and already has six children from 4 different women. He is currently engaged to be married to Jerrika Karlae. She is the owner of a swimwear company.

Despite his popularity, Thug has not been able to stay away from the world of crime. He was jailed in 2015 on accusations of 'terrorist threats' after threatening to kill an Atlanta mall security guard.

The feud between Lil Wayne and Young Thug, as well as Birdman and Jimmy Winfrey, reached new heights when the three rappers were charged with murder conspiracy after Winfrey opened fire at one of Wayne's shows.

Awards :

Grammy Awards :
2019 - Song of the Year - Winner