The Atlanta rap duo YoungBloodZ were key figures during their city’s crunk era.
• Sean P and J-Bo met as students at Miller Grove Middle School in Decatur, Georgia. They formed YoungBloodZ in 1997.
• The duo was part of local rap/production collective known as the Attic, which brought them to the attention of LaFace Records in the late ’90s.
• In 1999, YoungBloodZ released their debut album, Against da Grain, which features guest spots from Lil Wayne and Big Boi of OutKast, among others.
• Their 2003 single “Damn!” (from Drankin’ Patnaz) peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It remains their biggest pop hit.
• Sean P guested on frequent collaborator Lil Jon’s 2006 single “Snap Yo Fingers,” which topped Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and reached No. 7 on the Hot 100.
• In 2008, J-Bo released his solo debut album, Atl's Finest.
• After a hiatus, the duo reunited for the 2020 single “Trippy S**t.”