According to Pitchfork, one year after he released his debut studio album, his 2014 breakout effort My Krazy Life, YG was shot. He did not stay down.
The Compton rapper came back the next year, just as brazenly honest about the realities of his life, with a song called “Who Shot Me?” As a storyteller, YG’s projects are peppered with comical skits and L.A. street mythology.
Since breaking through with 2009’s Ty Dolla $ign–assisted “Toot It and Boot It,” he has recorded over 10 mixtapes and albums, developing his trademark West Coast sound with frequent collaborator DJ Mustard.
Throughout his career, YG has worked with hip-hop’s elite, including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeezy.
YG’s real name: Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson
Birthday: March 9, 1990
Birthplace: Compton, California
YG’s net worth: $5 million
Awards: a BET award and an iHeartRadio Music award. He has also been nominated for Billboard Music Award, MTV Award and several BET Awards
Education: Mayfair High School and Middle School & Paramount High school
Profession: Rapper, songwriter, actor, and businessman
Girlfriend: He is currently single, but has dated Kehlani, Keke Palmer, and Katelyn Sparks in the past.
His studio albums include My Krazy Life (2014), Still Brazy (2016), Stay Dangerous (2018), 4Real 4Real (2019), My Life 4Hunnid (2020) and a collaborative album Kommununity Service (2021) with Mozzy.