Jasiel Amon Robinson, better known by his stage name Yung Joc, is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his hit singles "It's Goin' Down" and "I Know You See It".
Robinson's father, Stanley Tucker, owned a hair-care products company and helped him get an opportunity to write a jingle for Revlon. Robinson followed in his father's entrepreneurial footsteps and founded his own label to release his music.
New Joc City (2005–2006)
Yung Joc met Atlanta producer Nitti Beatz and the two recorded the hit "It's Goin Down" in the spring of 2005. After teaming with Russell "Block" Spencer, founder of the Block Enterprises label, Spencer signed Joc to Sean Combs's Bad Boy South for a multimillion-dollar deal, and Bad Boy released Joc's debut New Joc City that year.
Yung Joc was also featured on the songs "Show Stopper" by Danity Kane (from Diddy's Making The Band 4) & Cassie's album track Call U Out. Yung Joc was on 2006 "Forbes' Richest Rappers List", ranking at #20, having grossed approximately $10 million that year. "It's Goin' Down" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The next single, "I Know U See It", reached #17 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot Rap Tracks.
Joc's next album, Hustlenomics, was released in 2007, with the singles "Coffee Shop" and "Bottle Poppin'". Hustlenomics sold 69,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200. As of April 2009, it has sold approximately 197,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan. In 2007 Yung Joc was featured on his new artist Hotstylz single "Lookin Boy". During 2008 Yung Joc was featured in the hit singles on "Get Like Me, "So Fly" & "Beep". Then in 2009 he was featured on Day26 single Imma Put It on Her. Yung Joc released a mixtape entitled Grind Flu for free on his label website Swagg Team Entertainment on August 11, 2009.
Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood (2010-present)
Yung Joc recently released his first single from the album Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood entitled "Yeah Boy". They have also recently shot & released the music video for the single. Yung Joc has also stated in a December 26 interview that he would love to work with New York-based producer DJ Premier for a couple of tracks. The second single has been confirmed as "I Know What She Like" that features Yo Gotti.
On October 7, 2012, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records. With the shutdown, Joc (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) were to release his future material (including Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood) on the RCA Records brand.
On March 18, 2014 Joc released his first official single entitled "I Got Bitches" from his upcoming third album. On September 11, 2014 Joc released his second single from his upcoming album entitled "Features" featuring former collaborator & singer T-Pain.
Swagg Team Entertainment
In 2010, Joc formed a new record label through Jive Records, called Swagg Team Entertainment, after a widely publicized lawsuit with Block Entertainment and Bad Boy South. Joc spoke about the lawsuit and his relationship with Diddy in a recent interview.
Swagg Team Entertainment saw their debut from Chicago rap group Hotstylz; with their first single "Lookin Boy". It also saw the debut from Dallas rap group GS Boyz; their first single being "Stanky Legg."
- Current artists
- Hotstylz (Krazee, Meatball & Raydio G)
- Prince Charming
- Myk G Mr 16 Bars
- Kidd Starr
- Former groups
- GS Boyz (Marc D, Slizz & DK)
Since 2014, Joc joined the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as a supporting cast member.
In December 2011, Joc's recording studio for his label Swagg Team was robbed, and the criminals took about $70,000 worth of studio equipment along with a hard drive containing Joc's unreleased music for his third studio album. It later was announced that one of the robbers identity was revealed by Joc. Joc knew one of the robbers named "Honcho" of Thomaston, Georgia.
As of 2015, Joc had eight children by four women: Amoni, Ja’Kori, Amir, Chase, twins Cadence and Camora, and twins Eden and Allon.
On May 18, 2009, it was announced that Joc was suing his starter labels Block Entertainment & Bad Boy Entertainment due to unpaid royalties of his music. Eventually, however, Diddy & Joc settled their differences. Little is known as to whether Joc settled his differences with Block entertainment.
On January 18, 2012, it was announced that Joc along with Block Entertainment & Bad Boy Entertainment were being sued by local Atlanta record label Master Mind Music, due to copyright infringement.
On Gucci Mane's song entitled "Fuck The World" there was a controversial line when he rapped "I got all eyes on me like Pac did, but I ain't tryin' to go broke like Joc did." During a radio conversation Joc responded to the song by stating "Gucci is a master at getting his name in other people's mouths, I ain't trippin', I know what my financial situation is".
- New Joc City (2006)
- Hustlenomics (2007)
BET Hip Hop Awards
Yung Joc has won one award for his six nominations.
- 2006: Rookie of the Year (Nominated)
- 2006: Best Live Performer (Nominated)
- 2006: Hip-Hop Dance of the Year (Nominated)
- 2006, Hip-Hop Track of the Year: It's Goin' Down (Won)
- 2006, Hip-Hop MVP of the Year (Nominated)
- 2008, Hip-Hop Video of the Year: Get Like Me with David Banner & Chris Brown (Nominated)
Billboard Music Awards
Yung Joc has 3 nominations.
- 2006: Rap Songs Artist of the Year (Nominated)
- 2006: Top Rap Artist (Nominated)
- 2006: Top R&B Song: It's Goin' Down (Nominated)
Yung Joc had received for his first nomination including Best Rap Song.
- 2007: Best Rap Song: It's Goin' Down (Nominated)
MTV Video Music Awards
Yung Joc had three nominations.
- 2006: Best Rap Video: It's Goin' Down (Nominated)
- 2006: MTV2 Award: It's Goin' Down (Nominated)
- 2007: Monster Single of the Year: Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') (Nominated)
Soul Train Music Awards
Yung Joc has 2 nominations.
- 2007: Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut: It's Goin' Down (Nominated)
- 2007: Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist (Nominated)