Young Thug was born on August 9, 1992 in Atlanta, GA, and given the name Jeffrey Williams. He toyed with the nickname Lil’ Jeff throughout his childhood before morphing into what the entertainment industry welcomed as Young Thug. Jeffrey grew up as number nine of ten total siblings. He is now a father himself, and he tries to spend as much time as possible with his family. He has been able to use his life perspectives to project lyrical narratives that instantly engage his audiences. His unique vocal variation with rapping/singing delivery bring a weird awakening to the rap game.
He artistically released his creative style depicting his life journeys through mix tapes. He released the almost testimonial titled mix tapes I Came From Nothing Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in 2011 and 2012. These tapes made enough noise in the Atlanta rap circles to jolt the attention of acclaimed artist and label owner Gucci Mane. It wasn’t long before Gucci Mane inked Young Thug to a deal with his label, 1017 Brick Squad.