Young Jeezy to Play Detroit's Fox Theatre, 12/28
After sold-out shows in 2010 and 2011, multi-platinum rapper Young Jeezy, returns to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets ($69, $79, $89 and $99) go on sale Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call(800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
What sets Young Jeezy's music apart is his ability to bring color and flash to a story that has been told so many times before. He's a true digital age artist who doesn't need 16 bars to develop a picture in your head. When he snaps off a verse the image is simple enough for everyone to feel it instantly.
Atlanta-based Young Jeezy originally planned on having a background role in the music industry, as a businessman, not as a rapper. Years before making his first Def Jam album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005), Young Jeezy set up Corporate Thugz Entertainment and promoted Cash Money releases. From there, he branched out as a label boss and artist in his own right; releasing albums and mixtapes. Driven by the hit "Soul Survivor," Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101eventually landed at the number two spot in the Billboard 200. The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 followed in late 2006, and by that point, Jeezy had become one of the most prominent MCs; the album became his first number-one smash. In 2007 he introduced his U.S.D.A. crew with the album Cold Summer, and then returned to his solo career a year later with the politically minded The Recession, Young Jeezy's second set to reach number one. In 2010 the single "Lose My Mind" announced the coming of his fourth major-label release, TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition (2011). In 2012, Jeezy was nominated for two BET Awards including "Best Male Hip Hop Artist" and "CD of The Year" for TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition.