Young Greatness, originally named Theodore Joseph Jones III, was an American rapper. He rose to prominence with his hit single titled ‘Moolah’, which got released on Nov 20, 2015, through Karbon Music Group, Capitol Records, and Quality Control Music. The song peaked at 85th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart. The guy was making progress by leaps and bounds in the American music industry, but unfortunately, he was shot down in 2018. He couldn’t sustain severe injuries and left this world with a fragmented professional career.
The skillful rap artist was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His soul also parted in the same city and state on Oct 19, 2018. He was experienced in hip hop genres of music. He enjoyed 6 years of professional success, from 2012 to 2018. Greatness worked with Motown Records, Cash Money Records, and Quality Control Records. He also got the privilege to perform associated acts with Jazze Pha, Drumma Boy, and Juvenile. Young launched some of the most outstanding mixtapes during his professional career as a rapper.
The first official mixtape from Young came out under the caption ‘Rich and Famous’ in 2012. Other successful mixtapes from the talented artist came out with titles such as ‘Trap Jumpin 2.0’, ‘I Tried to Tell Em’, ‘I Tried to Tell Em 2’, ‘Dollar For Hate’, ‘Seven’, and ‘Bloody Summer’. Apart from mixtapes, he also rolled out enthralling singles for his fans from all around the world. All songs of the dead artist received critical acclaim. His song, Moolah, was a massive success. It received Gold certification from RIAA and entered the US R&B chart to secure the 30th position.
Who are Young Greatness's Parents?
Young took his first breath on Sep 19, 1984, in New Orleans, United States. He was born and raised there, but Hurricane Katrina caused them to move to Houston. During the early days of life, Greatness listened to Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, and Juvenile. No record found regarding Young’s father and mother. He never talked about his family life in front of the media or public. It looked like the rapper wanted to keep his private stuff personal. According to a source, parents of the talented rapper belonged to Afro-American descent. It is believed that his father was born and grew up in the United States.
Young grew up listening to trendy hip hop style music. He was a big fan of Mike Jones, Bun B, and other rap artists. He was always clear about pursuing a career in the hip hop industry. After reaching his adolescence, he started to explore opportunities to get his breakthrough. Finally, the day came when he signed a deal with record labels Motown and Quality Control Music in 2015. He launched the world-famous track ‘Moolah’ in November 2015. It became a critical success and secured 85th spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
He entered Rolling Stone’s (American Magazine) ’10 New Artist’ list. He was pleased to become a part of this list. He performed his all-time favorite single ‘Moolah’ in July 2016. The performance took place at the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. His first-ever mixtape ‘Rich and Famous’ was released in a digital format in 2012. In 2013, he rolled out his next mixtape under the title ‘Trap Jumpin 2.0’. In 2014, the amazing rap artist launched his next musical hit ‘Dollar For Hate’ in digital format. On Jul 24, 2015, Greatness made a splash with his mixtape ‘I Tried to Tell Em’. It turned out to be a big hit for the rising rapper.
On Oct 27, 2015, Young launched ‘Seven’ and made his fans feel awesome with his musical compositions. His next mixtape titled ‘I Tried to Tell Em 2’ on Jul 8, 2016. His last mixtape ‘Bloody Summer’ was rolled out in a digital format on Oct 30, 2017. Greatness released some of the most fantastic singles in his rap career. In 2015, he launched a single under the title ‘Yeah’ which included guest appearance from Quavo. It was a part of his album titled ‘I Tried to Tell Em’. The same year he brought his widely-acclaimed single ‘Moolah’. It received Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Other prominent singles that Greatness launched to gain critical acclaim included, ‘Ball’, ‘Drugs and Money’, and ‘We Rollin’.
Unfortunately, fate didn’t allow him more time to continue enjoying a successful professional career as a musician. He was shot multiple times which caused him to die at a young age. His unfortunate death was felt by heart everywhere in the United States. On Oct 29, 2018, Young went out and suddenly someone fired gunshots at him outside a restaurant in New Orleans. The age of the American rapper was just 34 years when his soul parted. He was taken to the hospital, but regrettably, his heart stopped beating in the ambulance. Parents of the young rapper were extremely sad over this sudden loss of their beloved son. The entire American nation was gloomy to see Young as dead. People started to mourn when news channels broke the news of his death. An investigation is still being carried to figure out the case.
How much was Young Greatness's Net Worth?
Young worked extremely hard to become a successful rapper. He worked day and night to create a spectacular musical composition. He wrote lyrics of songs to impress his fans and people of the American music industry. His hard work paid off and he enjoyed a lot of respect and fame from music enthusiasts in America. After the successful launch of mixtapes and singles, he was able to pile up a net worth totaled $800,000 by the time of his death.