YG News

 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
    After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata.
  • Cover of YG On Whether He Dissed Tyga & Problem: "I Ain't Say Nobody Names"
    DJ Mustard's sound is more present than ever these days. While we're now hearing various types of artists take on the signature west coast snap the DJ is known for, YG is definitely one of the first to take on the style. 
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 22-28)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Tory Lanez Discusses Collaborating With YG On "Me & My Bitch"
    Tory Lanez definitely has some buzz behind his name at the moment. Following the release of his r'n'b flavored Chixtape 2, the rapper-slash-singer appeared as a featured artist on YG's debut album My Krazy Life, plus he's been busy touring with G-Eazy & Rockie Fresh.
  • Cover of YG's "My Krazy Life" First Week Sales
    YG had a pretty strong debut album, which dropped a week ago today, My Krazy Life. The album brought that new West Coast sound to the masses, with plenty of DJ Mustard production and a cohesive theme tying it all together.
  • Cover of YG Explains Taking Influence From Classic Albums On "My Krazy Life"
    YG's My Krazy Life came out last week, and it's already received plenty of acclaim from critics. The term classic gets thrown around a lot these days, but it has definitely been used a little more than usual with this project.
  • Cover of Rappers In Fur
    "Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor" Not everyone can say their niece felt chinchilla at the age of 4, but for many rappers, flexing is a high priority, and there's hardly anything more gaudy than some good old fashioned animal skin.
  • Cover of YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: March 10-16
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of First Week Sale Projections For YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG just released his debut album today, and the sales projections for the project are already in. My Krazy Life, which was released on Def Jam, is expected to do reasonable numbers this week, predicted to move about 45-55,000 units.
  • Cover of Review: YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG first popped up on the radar with the 2009 song "Toot It And Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. While he was locked up serving a six-month sentence for a parole violation stemming from a home invasion, the Compton native saw the song steadily climb the Billboard charts.
  • Cover of Stream YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG's Def Jam debut, My Krazy Life hits stores today, and simultaneously, it's hit Spotify for free streaming.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Tyga's "Senile" Music Video [Update: More Photos Added]
    Young Money just released their new project, Rise Of An Empire this week, and it's set up to do decent numbers. While the album generally doesn't feature too many appearances from the label's biggest artists, the lead single, "Senile" finds Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga coming together.
  • Cover of Tyga Owes The Taxman Upward Of 90 Grand
    Remember when Tyga spent over $120,000 pimping out his Last Kings flagship store in LA? Apparently, it would be better served in the hands of the IRS.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: March 3-9
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of YG Announces "My Krazy Life" Tour Dates
    YG is getting ready to drop his debut album, My Krazy Life on March 18th, and the Bompton rapper has just announced another first, revealing he will set out on a headlining tour following its release.
  • Cover of Tyga's "The Gold Album" To Be Executive Produced By Kanye West
    Here's some news you may or may not have been expecting, depending how closely you follow Last Kings' Tyga. At the beginning of January, T-Raww posted a photo of himself and Kanye West in the studio, but quickly deleted it, nonetheless, the evidence remained, leaving us to wonder what exactly the two were working on.
  • Cover of Twista's Bodyguard, Davy Easterling, Found Dead
    On Friday, Chicago OG Twista posted on his Instagram that his bodyguard,  Davy Easterling, also known as 6'9, had gone missing for 48 hours, and he asked for anyone to send information on his whereabouts. Unfortunately, Easterling was found murdered inside an apartment building on Chicago's South Side.
  • Cover of Tyga Spends Over $120,000 Decorating Last Kings Flagship Store
    Tyga is prepared to bring his Last Kings branding and label to the next level, with the opening of his new Last Kings flagship store in L.A. T-Raww spared no expense to decorate the store, dropping more than $120,000 on it.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Debut Album "Free TC" To Feature Kendrick Lamar & YG
    Fresh off the success of his introductory Beach House EP, Ty Dolla $ign has began working on his next venture, a project titled Free TC.
  • Cover of YG Reveals Deluxe Edition Tracklist & Cover Art For "My Krazy Life"
    A day ago YG unveiled the official tracklisting for his forthcoming album My Krazy Life, which itself had followed up the standard edition cover art.
  • Cover of YG Reveals Cover Art For "My Krazy Life" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
    YG's major label debut, My Krazy Life, is set for a March 18th release, and the project now has official cover art. If Terry Richardson pursued a career in mugshot photography, this simple and iconic image of the Bompton rapper would likely be the result.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne & Mack Maine Claim Friend Was Wrongfully Killed By Police Officer
    Lil Wayne and Mack Maine have been friends since childhood, growing up together in Hollygrove, New Orleans. Yesterday, one of their old friends from the neighborhood was killed by a police officer, and the two YMCMB rappers feel that there was foul play (on account of the cop) involved. 
  • Cover of Tyga & Chris Brown's "Fan Of A Fan 2" Will Be An Album
    Tyga and Chris Brown teamed up on the collaborative mixtape Fan Of A Fan back in 2010. The popular project served as both a career boost for T-raww, and something of a comeback for Chris.
  • Cover of New "Young Money: Rise Of An Empire" Single To Feature Tyga, Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj [Update: Title & Artwork Revealed]
    Two weeks ago Young Money announced via a press release that they would be offering up their second official compilation album, Rise Of An Empire, on March 11th. The announcement came with a street single "We Alright" featuring the new signee Euro, Lil Wayne and Birdman.
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