King Lil Jay Biography, Age, Career, Gang History, Jail

King Lil Jay is a Chicago-based rapper, YouTuber, singer, and social media personality with African heritage.

He is known for several things, such as his feud with other rappers, his jail terms, and, most recently, gay allegations.

However, what stands out more is his popularity, which got he got from his albums “Unexpected Fame” and “Unexpected 2.”

King Lil Jay Biography

King Lil Jay’s real name is Jeff McGraw. He was born on November 13, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois.

He was raised in the south side of Chicago in a neighborhood known as Woodlawn. Despite being quite famous, information about his family, siblings, and education is still yet to be provided.

Regarding his educational background, King attended Hyde Park Academy High School but didn’t finish, but this has not been confirmed by the king himself.

King Lil Jay is a father and has a daughter, but information about the mother of his child has not been revealed.

Profile Summary

Net Worth $150,000
Name Jeff McGraw
Age 30 years old
Date of Birth November 12, 1993
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Occupation Rapper
Height 5’9″
1.75 m
175 cm
Weight 68 kg
149 lbs
Socials Instagram

Professional Career

King Lil Jay is known for his drill music style, a rap sub-genre with intense lyrics and beats. His talent and captivating music have earned him a fan base of over 100,000 on his YouTube channel, “King Lil Jay.”

He drew inspiration from artists like Tupac Shakur, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy. Initially part of Free Band Gang (FBG) founded by Future, he later founded Clout Lord Entertainment.

Teaming up with fellow Chicago rapper Lil Mister for “Hoodie Weather,” Lil Mister gained recognition with his album “Sorry 4 Mister Guwop.”

King Lil Jay joined Twitter in 2012 and started his YouTube account in June 2013, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he grabbed attention with the viral video “KING LIL JAY ‘BARS OF CLOUT’ ‘CloutLord Mixtape Teaser’,” boasting over 12 million views.

Gang History And Controversy

Once part of a Chicago gang named Insane Black Disciples, he later joined Insane Gangster Disciples. He’s known for conflicts with famous rappers such as Lil Durk, Edai600, Chief Keef, Lil Reese, 600Breezy, and others from the 300 O’Block Black Disciples group.

His involvement in the gang led to legal issues. In 2012, he survived a drive-by shooting near his home. The following year, he was arrested for having firearms as a felon and received probation after pleading guilty. In 2014, he faced similar charges, pleaded not guilty, and was released on bail.

In 2015, he was accused of killing Filmon N. Rezene during a robbery attempt. Despite claiming innocence, he was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Later, he appealed, got a new trial, and was released on bond in 2020 while still asserting his innocence, stating he was framed.

In 2021, he was arrested again for having firearms as a felon, pleaded not guilty, but was held in custody at Statesville Correctional Centre without bail.


King Lil Jay’s rapping skills were his selling point, and they helped him cultivate 100,000 plus loyal subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Before his emergence in the hall of fame, he had joined Twitter in February 2012 and his YouTube account in June 2013, but he was barely noticed.

He went viral on YouTube in February 2014 when he posted the incredibly popular YouTube video “KING LILJAY ‘BARS OF CLOUT’ ‘CloutLord Mixtape Teaser’,” which now has over 12 million views.

King Lil Jay was signed under Free Band Gang (FBG) record label, an American record label founded by American rapper Future Until he established CloutLord Entertainment.

King Lil Jay has featured a fellow Chicago-based rapper, Lil Mister, in his single titled “Hoodie Weather.” Lil Mister is a Hip-hop drill rapper best known for his 2015 album Sorry 4 Mister Guwop.

Other songs that King Lil Jay has released include;

  • Show Me Sum
  • Why Not
  • Bars of Clout
  • Faneto GMix
  • Keep it on Me
  • Hang with me
  • Take you out your glory
  • shooters

Albums with King Lil Jay’s credit include;

  • Fly Boy Gang
  • Clout Lord
  • Unexpected Fame
  • Unexpected Fame 2
  • Sorry for the Clout
  • No Talking
  • Unexpected Fame Leftovers

Gay Allegations

Recently, King found himself amid rumors and viral videos regarding his sexuality, suggesting he might be homosexual.

The rumors stemmed from a viral video featuring someone who resembled Lil Jay, supposedly sharing a kiss with another inmate. However, King firmly rejected these rumors, claiming that the videos were made up to damage his reputation.

Physical Appearance

King Lil Jay is an African-American rapper from Chicago. He has black hair, dark eyes, and tattoos. Standing at 5 feet 9 inches (175 centimeters), he weighs 68 kilograms.

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