Reporting Terri Lee Sylvester
DETROIT — After a sold-out show in 2010, multi-platinum rapper Young Jeezy will return to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 14 at 8 p.m. with special guests Travis Porter and 2 Chainz.
Tickets ($59, $69, $79 and $89) are now on sale 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.
ABOUT YOUNG JEEZY
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. Come Shop wit’ Me, his independently distributed debut from 2003, allegedly sold more than 50,000 copies. As a member of Boyz N da Hood, he was behind a self-titled album that debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard album chart. Driven by the hit “Soul Survivor,” Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 eventually did even better, nestling 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.
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