Born: March 9, 1990
Birthplace: Compton, CA
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, aka YG (Young Gangster), is an American rapper and actor from Compton, California.
In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It," featuring Ty Dolla Sign, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single's success resulted in him signing with Def Jam Recordings.
YG released mixtapes such as The Real 4Fingaz, Just Re'd Up, Just Re'd Up 2, 4 Hunnid Degreez, and many others in the following years.
In June 2013, YG signed a deal with Young Jeezy's imprint CTE World.
His 2013 single, "My Nigga" featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest charting song of his career.
He then released the singles "Left, Right" and "Whom Do You Love?" featuring Drake, leading up to the release of his debut studio album.
His debut album, My Krazy Life, was released on March 18, 2014, by Pu$haz Ink, CTE World, and Def Jam and received critical acclaim. On June 17, 2016, he released his second album, Still Brazy, to critical acclaim.
On August 3, 2018, he released his third album, Stay Dangerous, to generally positive reviews.