Jasiel Robinson (born April 2 1984) , better known by his stage name Yung Joc, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia.
Yung Joc is also featured on the songs "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane (from Diddy's Making The Band 4) & Cassie's album track Call U Out. Despite the rumors, he is not related to rapper Young Jeezy. Yung Joc is on 2006 "Forbes' Richest Rappers List", ranking at #20, with a gross worth $10 million.
New Joc City
Yung Joc was discovered by Russell "Block" Spencer after gaining fame in Atlanta with "It's Going Down" and "I Know You See It." In 2006, Yung Joc released his debut album New Joc City
. The first single, "It's Goin' Down
" charted at #3 on the billboard top 100 and #1 on the Hip Hop chart. This single was produced by Nitti
. His second single, "I Know You See It
" charted at #17 on the top 100 chart. His third single, "1st Time
" was less successful. This song features Marques Houston
and the video version added Trey Songz
. Guest appearance on the album included Boyz n da Hood
, Marques Houston
, and many others. It is certified platinum, selling a million copies in the U.S.
Yung Joc was featured on other artists' singles including Danity Kane
's "Show Stopper
", Lil Boosie
", and T-Pain
's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')
". Yung Joc released his second album, Hustlenomics
, on August 28 2007
. Guest appearances included The Game
, Jim Jones
, Bun B
, Young Dro
, Trick Daddy
, Jazze Pha
, and the newly recruited member of Boyz n da Hood
, (replacing Young Jeezy
) Gorilla Zoe
. The first single from the album "Coffee Shop
" featuring Gorilla Zoe was a modest success. Joc's second single from Hustlenomics "Bottle Poppin'
", also features Gorilla Zoe. There was also a video released for "Gettin' to Da Money. Later a video was made for "I'm a G". Yung Joc also features on a song with Hotstylz named "Lookin Boy".
He owns two automobile-related companies, as well as a sunglasses line which will be debuting soon called Claudio St. James. Joc and his father will work together to manage the sunglasses line. Joc has been also said to have a new record label through Jive Records
, called Swagg Team Entertainment. This label will see the debut from Chicago group Hotstylz; their first single will be "Lookin Boy".
Robinson was arrested at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at a security checkpoint as he was heading to a departing flight. Police said they found a semiautomatic handgun and 20 rounds of ammunition in his carry-on bag. He told police he did not know the weapon was there and was released on a $50,000 bond. He failed to show for an arraignment on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Robinson later returned to Cleveland and was placed on probation in lieu of conviction.
- 2006: Joc of Spades
- 2007: The Best Files
- 2008: Pummo Is The Best
- 2008: Joc Is Back
- BET Hip-Hop Awards
- 2008, Hip-Hop Video of the Year ("Get Like Me") with David Banner & Chris Brown [Nominated]
- 2006, Hip-Hop Video of the Year ("It's Goin' Down") [Nominated]
- 2006, Hip-Hop Track of the Year ("It's Goin' Down") [Won]
- 2006, Rookie of the Year [Nominated]
- 2006, Hip-Hop MVP of the Year [Nominated]
- 2006, Best Live Performance [Nominated]
- Grammy Awards
- 2007, Best Rap Song ("It's Goin' Down") [Nominated]
- MTV Video Music Awards
- 2006, Best Rap Video ("It's Goin' Down") [Nominated]
- Ozone Awards
- 2007, Best Rap/R&B Collaboration ("Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')") with T-Pain [Nominated]