Multi-PLATINUM, AWARD WINNING RAPPER YOUNG JEEZY ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF USDA2DAY.COM AND RELEASE OF BRAND NEW MIXTAPE ON JUNE 14TH
Hip Hop Star Introduces "The Prime Minister," Available For Free Download on New Blog & Social Networking Website
(June 11, 2008 – New York , NY ) Multi-Platinum, Award Winning Rapper Young Jeezy announced today the launch of USDA2Day.com, a new blog & social networking site created by the hip hop star to serve as "the official media source for the hood." Only available on the site will be daily updates with breaking news stories, new music by Jeezy and artists signed to his record label imprint CTE including rapper and USDA member Blood Raw, who will be making his solo major label debut with the CTE/Def Jam release of My Life The True Testimony on June 17th. Blood Raw's debut features the summer's street anthem, "Louie" featuring Young Jeezy.
In addition to concert information, blogs, video footage, the hottest lifestyle products and important information concerning the community, which includes a spotlight section for missing children provided by missingkids.com on USDA2Day.com, users can also create their own profiles with direct links to their individual page as part of the sites social networking community.
As Jeezy readies for his highly anticipated third major label album release with the launch of the new site, he will also introduce an official new mixtape, The Prime Minister. Anticipated to be another certified street banger by the rap superstar, it will be released this Saturday, June 14th and be available for free download on USDA2Day.com.
ABOUT YOUNG JEEZY
The "million dollar dreams" of Young Jeezy turned into cold hard major label reality when Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (released July 2005 through Island Def Jam) shot to #1 on the R&B and Rap albums charts and #2 on the pop side, and blew up to RIAA platinum in 11 weeks. The breakthrough hit, "Soul Survivor" took the #1 spot on the R&B chart. Jeezy was named Rolling Stone's New Faces: Artists To Watch and MTV News' You Hear It First, as a phenomenal seven tracks from Let's Get It found their way onto radio and the charts – "And Then What," "Soul Survivor," "Trap Or Die," "Go Crazy," "Tear It Up," "Trap Star," and "My Hood." Let's Get It went on to top critics' year-end lists and was named by The New York Times as the Pop Album of the Year. In December 2006, he followed up with his highly anticipated sophomore effort, The Inspiration which quickly pushed past platinum status, out-selling nearly every rap album on the charts. In addition to creating success for himself as an entertainer, Young Jeezy has also launched his own clothing line, Eighty Seven Thirty Two (8732) in addition to running his own successful record label, CTE, striking RIAA gold with its first album release in 2007 with Young Jeezy Presents USDA: Cold Summer, featuring USDA members Young Jeezy, Blood Raw and Slick Pulla.
# # #
Gabriel Tesoriero Tracy Nguyen
Island Def Jam Music Group 5W Public Relations