YG News

  • YG's "Who Do You Love" Single Goes Gold
    YG's "Who Do You Love" Single Goes Gold
    Jun 5, 2014 at 09:59am
    YG already has a platinum-certified single with "My Nigga" off his debut album My Krazy Life, and now his second single featuring Drake, the equally infectious "Who Do You Love" is catching up. "Who Do You Love" officially sold 500,000 copies and went gold. My Krazy Life made a strong debut on the Billboard charts when it dropped, moving 59,703 copies and landing at #2. As of May, the LP had sold 141,000 copies total.
  • YG & DJ Mustard Cover RESPECT Magazine
    YG & DJ Mustard Cover RESPECT Magazine
    Jun 3, 2014 at 04:54pm
    The DJ Mustard and YG takeover continues this summer, with Mustard planning to drop his debut album 10 Summers. The producer already unleashed one single off it, the Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz-featured "Down On Me." 
  • Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
    Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
    May 18, 2014 at 12:13pm
    Last night, Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert went down in L.A., bringing together a stellar lineup of hip-hop stars for an all-night concert event. If you missed the live stream of the event, have no fear -- most of the sets are now available to watch online.
  • YG Describes Average Day In Bompton
    YG Describes Average Day In Bompton
    May 6, 2014 at 11:18am
    YG is on top of his game right now, along with his producing partner DJ Mustard, the duo are being tapped as the new "Snoop Dogg & Dr.
  • Problem Responds To YG Diss
    Problem Responds To YG Diss
    May 2, 2014 at 07:42pm
    Earlier this year, YG stirred up some beef on his Hot 97 freestyle, lobbing subtle disses at fellow Golden State residents Tyga and Problem. Now, Problem has spoken on the diss in a new interview, and he doesn't seem that bothered by it.
  • DJ Mustard Announces Debut Album Title
    DJ Mustard Announces Debut Album Title
    Apr 28, 2014 at 07:56pm
    Album or not, DJ Mustard is more than set up to take over the summer. Building his catalog of hits every day, Mustard already loaded YG with a stack of bangers for his album, My Krazy Life, and his collaborations with Tinashe, Kid Ink, and Jennifer Lopez continue to gain momentum. Still, Mustard will be releasing a full length project this summer, and it now has an official title. Sticking with the theme of the warmer months, the debut project from teh DJ will be titled 10 Summers.
  • YG Reveals He's Starting A Label With DJ Mustard & Ty Dolla $ign
    YG Reveals He's Starting A Label With DJ Mustard & Ty Dolla $ign
    Apr 21, 2014 at 10:28am
    YG has seen plenty of success with his debut album My Krazy Life, and some of this success is due to the catchy, new West Coast sound provided by YG's partner in crime, DJ Mustard. Mustard handled the majority, although not all, of the production on My Krazy Life, and the two have definitely evolved together as a rapper/producer duo over the years. Now that they're in the spotlight, many are wondering what they'll do next. It looks like the next move, perhaps unsurprisingly, will be to launch their own record label.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: April 20
    Charts Don’t Lie: April 20
    Apr 20, 2014 at 11:38am
    This week on the charts we see a new entry with Top Dawg's lady SZA, who made a strong debut considering it's her first release on the label/first release for sale. Similar to Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo, which debuted at #40, SZA's Z debuted at #39 by moving 7,000 units. This proves the strength of the TDE fan base and the support they have for the label, no matter the artist and style of that artist. Pharrell continues to show strength on the Billboard 200, showing us that he's in this for the long haul.
  • Charts Don't Lie: April 13
    Charts Don't Lie: April 13
    Apr 13, 2014 at 10:53am
    This week we have a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, with Mobb Deep's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, celebrating their 20-year anniversary since The Infamous. Their sales are not huge mainstream numbers, but obviously loyal hip-hop heads came through for Havoc and Prodigy as they clock in at #49. We continue to see Jhene Aiko's Sail Out hold on to a spot on the Billboard 200, not too high and not too low, at the mid-40s. She actually finds herself above Drake's NWTS this week, which may come as a surprise.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: April 6
    Charts Don’t Lie: April 6
    Apr 6, 2014 at 09:57am
    This week we don't have many new entries to speak of, save for Sage The Gemini's Remember Me. Depending on the numbers Smoke DZA's new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve did, we may or may not see it pop up on Charts Don't Lie next week, though. This week remains fairly unexciting, as Pharrell manages to climb up the charts while Rick Ross descends, and Pharrell picks up pace sales-wise too.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
    Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
    Mar 30, 2014 at 10:15am
    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.
  • YG On Whether He Dissed Tyga & Problem: "I Ain't Say Nobody Names"
    YG On Whether He Dissed Tyga & Problem: "I Ain't Say Nobody Names"
    Mar 29, 2014 at 11:42am
    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.  In a recent Funkmaster Flex freestyle, it was speculated that YG was taking shots at Tyga-- who made a lot of noise with his "Rack City" single, which happened to be produced by Mustard --as well as fellow west coast rapper Problem.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 22-28)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 22-28)
    Mar 28, 2014 at 10:35am
    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. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
  • Tory Lanez Discusses Collaborating With YG On "Me & My Bitch"
    Tory Lanez Discusses Collaborating With YG On "Me & My Bitch"
    Mar 26, 2014 at 05:33pm
    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.
  • YG's "My Krazy Life" First Week Sales
    YG's "My Krazy Life" First Week Sales
    Mar 25, 2014 at 05:13pm
    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. Today the first week sales for My Krazy Life have been revealed via HitsDailyDouble, and they're not too shabby.
  • YG Explains Taking Influence From Classic Albums On "My Krazy Life"
    YG Explains Taking Influence From Classic Albums On "My Krazy Life"
    Mar 24, 2014 at 07:37pm
    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. The Bompton rapper talked a bit about the concept of a classic with HOT 97, revealing the albums he took influence from when crafting his album, as well as explaining the role Jeezy played in the making of the project.
  • YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    Mar 22, 2014 at 05:41pm
    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. That's exactly why YG thought Kendrick would be so keen to make an appearance on the record and he shared as much when talking to MTV about the record.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 10-16
    Top Tracks Of The Week: March 10-16
    Mar 19, 2014 at 09:00am
    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. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • First Week Sale Projections For YG's "My Krazy Life"
    First Week Sale Projections For YG's "My Krazy Life"
    Mar 18, 2014 at 05:01pm
    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. The album is preceded by lead single "My Nigga" which actually caught on through Vine, which seems to be a new way to break a hit, as evidenced also by Sage The Gemini's "Gas Pedal". 
  • Review: YG's "My Krazy Life"
    Review: YG's "My Krazy Life"
    Mar 18, 2014 at 03:11pm
    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. Once YG was released, he had several label options, eventually signing with Def Jam. As fans awaited his debut album, he began releasing mixtape after mixtape.
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