Happy Birthday, Jeezy! 5 Facts You Don’t Know About ‘The Snowman’

Happy birthday to Atlanta’s own, Young Jeezy! The Trap or Die rapper turned 40 today and he’s still as relevant to the game as he was ’05. Here are 5 little-known facts about Jeezy:

  1. Jeezy started selling crack cocaine at the age of 11.

  1. He used his own money to fund his debut album, from studio time to production.

  1. He became known as ‘Jeezy’ because of his wheezy, raspy-sounding voice.

  1. In 2005, schools across the U.S. started banning Jeezy’s “Snowman” t-shirts because of it’s implied reference to cocaine.

  1. Jeezy housed 12 strangers who had been victims of Hurricane Katrina at his Atlanta home.


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