Boyz N da Hood feature Miguel "Big Gee" Scott, Lee "Big Duke" Dixon, Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins, and Jacoby "Jody Breeze" White
, four MCs from Atlanta who signed with P.
Diddy's Bad Boy label and released a self-titled album during the summer of 2005. Put together by Sho'Nuff Records co-owner Russell "Block" Spencer, the quartet generated a significant amount of label interest with its first recordings. Diddy
, who apparently wasn't looking to sign anyone at the time, was won over and sought them out. Following the smash success of Young Jeezy's solo debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005), which was released by Def Jam a couple months after Boyz N da Hood and significantly outsold it, he left the group for a solo career. Young Jeezy's replacement, Gorilla Zoe
, came aboard in time for the group's second album, Back Up N da Chevy (2007). ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi