Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson (born March 9, 1990), better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper and actor from Compton, California.
In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla Sign. The single's success resulted in him signing to Def Jam Recordings. In the following years, YG released mixtapes such as The Real 4Fingaz, Just Re'd Up, Just Re'd Up 2, 4 Hunnid Degreez, and many others.
In June 2013, YG signed a deal to Young Jeezy's imprint CTE World. His 2013 single, "My Nigga" featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan. He then released the singles "Left, Right" and "Who Do You Love?" featuring Drake. His debut album, My Krazy Life, was released on March 18, 2014 by Pu$haz Ink, CTE World and Def Jam. On June 17, 2016, he released his second studio album, Still Brazy, to critical acclaim. On August 3, 2018, he released his third studio album, Stay Dangerous, then dropped his fourth studio album, 4Real 4Real, on May 24, 2019.