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Biography

  • Born

    19 September 1984

  • Born In

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Died

    29 October 2018 (aged 34)

Young Greatness (Theodore Jones, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A, September 19, 1984 – October 29, 2018) was an American rapper. He is best known for his 2015 single Moolah, which peaked at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jones was born on September 19, 1984, in New Orleans, but moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. He grew up listening to Juvenile, Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls.

Taking the name Young Greatness, he began attracting notice from Houston rappers such as Bun B and Mike Jones, resulting in a deal with the record label Quality Control Music and Motown in 2015. In November 2015, he released the single "Moolah", produced by Jazze Pha, which peaked at number 85 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In March 2016, Rolling Stone included Young Greatness in their list of "10 New Artists You Need to Know". In July 2016, Young Greatness made his United States television debut, performing "Moolah" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert show.
He was shot and killed outside a Waffle House restaurant in New Orleans on October 29, 2018.

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