- Not to be confused with The Youngbloods.
YoungBloodZ performing live for U.S. armed servicemen in Germany on June 9, 2007.
|Labels||LaFace, Cornerstore Entertainment|
|Associated acts||Lil Jon, Sean P Joseph, Attic Crew, Front Street Entertainment Redirect|
|Members||Sean P Joseph
YoungBloodZ are an American Southern rap duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprising members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Ray Grigsby on October 4, 1977) and Sean P Joseph (formerly known as Sean Paul, but changed his name to avoid confusion with the Jamaican reggae/ dancehall artist of the same name (Sean P was born Sean Paul Joseph on March 7, 1978)).
The two met at Decatur's Miller Grove Middle School, where they started the Attic Crew with some friends. They are signed to LaFace Records and are best known for singles such as "U-Way" (1999) and "85" (2000), featuring Big Boi of OutKast and Chris Streng. After a three year absence, they returned with "Cadillac Pimpin'", scoring a moderate hit. The duo achieved a major hit with "Damn!" produced by Lil Jon, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been their only Top 10 hit to date. Two years later, they returned with "Datz Me" featuring Young Buck, a then member of G-Unit and another Lil' Jon produced hit "Presidential". They released their second single, "Chop Chop", from their third album, Ev'rybody Know Me, which was 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. Sean P has made numerous appearances in hit singles including Cherish's "Do It to It", Sammie's "You Should Be My Girl", and Lil Jon's "Snap Yo Fingers" with E-40. He is currently working on a solo project under #Cadillac Music Cornerstore Entertainment that is scheduled for release sometime in the near future. The first official single is entitled "Shoes Match The Hat" and was produced by Cristal Carter.
Both members were arrested on June 1, 2006 on drugs and weapons charges in Atlanta after a traffic stop involving an expired license plate. J-Bo and Sean P never had any trouble with the law before this arrest.