March 9, 1990 in Compton
Compton, CA, United States
Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson (born March 9, 1990), known professionally as YG, is an American rapper 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 to Def Jam Recordings. In the following years, YG released mixtapes such as The Real 4Fingaz and Just Re'd Up 2, among others. In June 2013, YG signed a deal to Young Jeezy's imprint CTE World.