YoungBloodZ

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Not to be confused with The Youngbloods.
YoungBloodZ
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YoungBloodZ -Sean Paul & Jbo
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1997–present
Labels LaFace, YBZ Music Group
Associated acts Lil Jon
Website itsmyurls.com/youngbloodz
Members Sean P (Sean Paul Henriques II)
J-Bo (Jeffrey Ray Grigsby)

YoungBloodZ are an American Southern hip hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprising members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Ray Grigsby on October 4, 1977) and Sean P (born Sean Paul Henriques II on March 7, 1978). The duo were signed to LaFace Records. They are one of many commercially successful Atlanta hip hop artists.

Career[edit]

Jeffrey Ray Grigsby and Sean Paul Henriques II met at Decatur's Miller Grove Middle School, where they started the Attic Crew with some friends.[1]

Their debut album was Against Da Grain released in 1999 on LaFace Records. The two are best known for singles such as "U-Way" (1999) and "85" (2000), which featured Big Boi, a well-known member of OutKast and Chris Streng. After a three-year absence, they returned with Cadillac Pimpin' in 2002, scoring a moderate hit. The duo's sophomore effort featured Grammy-nominated single "Damn!", reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming their only Top 10 hit. It was produced by Lil Jon.

YoungBloodz released Ev'rybody Know Me in 2005, an album that left its own mark on hip-hop with singles like "Datz Me" featuring Young Buck, a then member of G-Unit and another Lil Jon-produced hit "Presidential" and "Chop Chop", produced by Scott Storch. Their song "I'mma Shine" was featured in the 2006 movie Step Up and in its soundtrack. The soundtrack reached number one on the US Billboard Top Soundtracks in 2006.

YoungbloodZ has made many appearances in a number of hit singles including Cherish's "Do It to It", Sammie's "You Should Be My Girl", both produced by Jazzy Pha. Sean P appeared on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop number one song "Snap Yo Fingers" by Lil Jon featuring E-40. YoungBloodz have also been featured in songs with T.I., Nelly, Gucci Mane, Lil Scrappy, Twista, DJ Khaled and T-Pain. The group are working on a new album Back From the Liquor Sto, that is scheduled for release soon. The first official singles from the EP are entitled "Foolish" and "She Drank, She Smoke" both produced by Rawbeatzz.[2]

Legal issues[edit]

Both members were arrested on June 1, 2006 on drugs and weapons charges in Atlanta after a traffic stop involving a tour bus with an expired license plate. All charges were eventually dropped and bus driver was charged.[citation needed] J-Bo and Sean P never had any trouble with the law before this arrest.[3]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rap Pages magazine, Volume 8, p. 136, 1999
  2. ^ Mason, Kim (2013-11-23). "Youngbloodz Bsck in the Studio". LastFm.com. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ Harris, Chris (2006-06-04). "Youngbloodz Booked On Drug, Weapons Charges". mtv.com. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

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