The 30 Best Rappers In Their 30s

9. Young Jeezy

Age: 34
Label: CTE World/Def Jam
From: Atlanta, GA
Active Since: 2001
Twitter: @YoungJeezy
Career Highlights: His debut album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 was certified platinum twice and his following albums The Inspiration and The Recession were also certified platinum, he was nominated for three Grammy Awards for "Put On" and "Lose My Mind" as well as his collab on Kanye's "Amazing," has been nominated for a number of BET Awards and won for his collab on Rihanna's "Hard" and DJ Khaled's "I'm So Hood (Remix)."

It was about three years in the making before Young Jeezy finally released his album TM103: Hustlerz Ambition. Jeezy AKA Da Snowman didn’t seem fazed by his hiatus because he’s still serving crack raps more potent than ever. The CTE leader is firmly placed in hip-hop’s upper echelon—Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna have co-signed him—for being the realest street motivator to come out of the ATL. It shouldn’t be a surprise too that President Obama once shouting out Jeezy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Jeezy is a seasoned veteran ready to take his successes to new heights.

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