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Young Bleed
Birth name Glenn Clifton Jr.
Born March 25, 1978 (1978-03-25) (age 31)
Origin Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Genres Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
Years active 1997-present
Labels No Limit, Priority, West Coast Mafia
Associated acts Master P, C-Bo, Fiend, Mystikal, Too Short

Glenn Clifton Jr. (born March 25, 1978), better known as Young Bleed is an American hip-hop artist based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since his chart-topping 1998 release My Balls & My Word, Young Bleed has been a mainstay of the Southern hip hop underground, narrating his vision of life in the urban South.



Young Bleed started rhyming at the age of nine at home in his native South Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He claims to have been influenced by his mother, who had read poetry to him from a young age, and the rise in popularity in hip hop and acts like Run DMC.[1] By his teenage years had begun recording his rhymes, selling hip hop tapes independently to friends on the streets of his neighborhood, and eventually signing to a local record label.[2]. In 1995 he joined with fellow Baton Rouge-based hip hop artists C-Loc, J-Von, and Max Minelli to form the hip hop group Concentration Camp with whom he is still affiliated present.[3]


Young Bleed’s first glimpse of national fame was when his song with C-Loc, “How You do That,” was remixed by Master P of No Limit Records. It was released on the 1997 soundtrack to Master P’s film I'm Bout It which peaked at number one on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop album charts in mid-1998.[4] Then with the help of Master P, he signed a deal with Priority Records to release his major label debut album My Balls & My Word in 1998. The album peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop album charts. The follow-up My Own (album) was released independent of No Limit on Priority and though charting on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B Hip Hop albums charts, it failed to make similar waves as its predecessor.[5]

While in the process of recording his third solo album with Priority, Vintage, Young Bleed was released from his contract and forced to go independent. Young Bleed joined C-Bo's West Coast Mafia Records and released Rise Thru da Ranks from Earner Tugh Capo in 2005 and Once Upon a Time in Amedica in 2007. On September 23, 2008 Young Bleed released his fifth album, Off tha Curb. It is a collaborative album with the up and coming rapper Freize (rapper).



Studio Albums

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop
1998 My Balls & My Word 10 1
1999 My Own 61 17
2005 Rise Thru da Ranks from Earner Tugh Capo - 84
2007 Once Upon a Time in Amedica - 48
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or not released


Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1997 "How Ya Do Dat" - #29 -

External links


  1. ^ (2005) "Young Bleed: Get Off tha Curb". 8/23/2005. Retrieved 6/18/07.
  2. ^ (2005) "Young Bleed". Murder Dog. Retrieved 6/18/07.
  3. ^ Rumney, J. (2007) "Local rapper hangs on to BR roots" Daily Reveille 4/12/2007. Retrieved 6/18/07.
  4. ^ (nd) Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 6/18/07.
  5. ^ (nd) Young Bleed: Artist Chart History Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 6/18/07.


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