YG Recalls Pulling Out His First Gun At A Church Event
YG's My Krazy Life is easily among the year's best albums, largely because -- as ever debut album should -- it gives us a good idea of who YG is-- not only as an artist, but as a person. The record, which is set up as a day in the life of the self-coined Young Gangsta, we're given many pieces of real events from the rapper's life.
LAPD Bans YG From Playing Two "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" Dates [Update: iLoveMakonnen Fills In]
In a somewhat shocking development, YG has informed us that he's not allowed to perform at two of the three upcoming Southern California dates of the ongoing "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour. The reason? His local police department. In a tweet posted yesterday (below), the Compton MC revealed that LAPD would not allow him to perform at last night's show in Irvine, and will be maintaining that policy for Monday night's show in Hollywood.
YG Added To Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour
The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour is definitely all about the friendly competition between the two high profile rappers, but for the remaining dates on the tour, they've decided to recruit a third act for the show. While the setup unfortunately won't be Drake vs. Lil Wayne vs. YG, the My Krazy Life rapper will be joining the two Cash Money stars for the est coast dates of the tour, serving instead as the opening act.
Live Stream Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival [Update: Stream Day 2]
As of 20 minutes ago, both "Made In America" festivals (one in Philadelphia, one in L.A.) are underway. The Jay Z-helmed festival boasts performances by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, YG, DJ Mustard, Chance The Rapper, Iggy Azalea, Cypress Hill, SZA, Hit-Boy, Big Daddy Kane, Danny Brown, Pharrell Williams, Nipsey Hussle (maybe) and more this year. Lucky for you, the whole thing can be watched from the couch.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty.
Ty Dolla $ign, YG & DJ Mustard Are Planning A Collaborative Album
Ty Dolla $ign has been having a pretty huge year. He released his first retail release with the Beach House EP, showed up on plenty of hooks for artists as diverse as Lupe Fiasco and Meek Mill, and joined his new Taylor Gang buddy Wiz Khalifa on the Under The Influence tour. Ty sat down with NeHipHop on his tour bus to talk about what's next for him, including some big collaborative album plans with YG and DJ Mustard, some possible work with Drake, and the crazy tour bus lifestyle.Check out some excerpts from the interview below.
YG Concert In Edmonton Ends Early After Crowd Throws Bottles At Him [Update: Club Promoter Says YG Started It]
Don't underestimate those Canadian crowds. Though Edmonton, Alberta, Canada doesn't have nearly the rep that YG's native South Central L.A. has had for years, his show in the city last night proved that Edmontonian hip-hop fans still have the ability to wyle out with the best of 'em.
Promoter Blames YG For Concert Riot
Earlier this week, footage of YG getting hit with a water bottle made its way to the internet alongside fan testimonies that the rapper stormed off stage following the incident. Now, a YG concert promoter has come forward detailing his version of story, claiming that YG himself instigated the "riot" to mask the fact that he couldn't sing.
Drake Apparently Paid Rappin' 4-Tay $100k For Interpolating His Lyrics [Update: 4-Tay's Manager Disputes Amount]
Rappers are constantly quoting one another in songs. Sometimes it's enough to justify a writing credit, while other times its simply a subtle nod or easter egg to those who know the original source. Drake's verse on YG's "Who Do You Love" certainly falls into the latter category, though Rappin 4-Tay-- the emcee Drizzy interpolates on the verse --felt he should have been compensated.
YG Calls Out Producers Of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" For "Jocking" DJ Mustard's Sound
DJ Mustard has certainly established himself as a hitmaker this year, but unfortunately it comes as a price. As much as DJ Mustard's sound has penetrated the charts, it's being replicated at a high rate. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy"-- a song bigger than anything Mustard has produced thus far --is one of the most blatant takes on the sound, and the DJ's creative partner YG had a few words to share regarding the similarities in a recent freestyle.
Samples Of The Week: June 19
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
DJ Mustard On Mistah F.A.B. Scuffle: "I'm A Millionaire Now, So I Ain't Really Worried About Fighting"
DJ Mustard made headlines last week when video of a scuffle between Mistah F.A.B.'s crew and his own hit the web. The tension between the posses was rooted in F.A.B.'s belief that Mustard had not properly credited the Bay Area with informing his sound.
Watch Future, Rick Ross, YG, Wiz Khalifa, Mase And More Perform At Atlanta Birthday Bash 19
The 19th annual Atlanta Birthday Bash, a concert thrown by the city's Hot 107.9 station, went down last night. Boasting performances from Meek Mill, Future, Ludacris, YG, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Young Dro, Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B, K. Camp, Mase, Cash Out, Kid Ink and Sevyn Streeter, the concert brought together a bunch of the biggest names in hip-hop. Now we've got videos of most of the performances -- watch 'em below. Meek Mill
DJ Mustard & YG Dispel Rumors Of An Altercation With Mistah F.A.B. Last Night [Update: Footage Of Altercation Released]
Rumors of an altercation during DJ Mustard's set in Oakland arose this morning, but the producer and his friend and collaborator, YG are shutting down claims.Sources have reported that Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. and his crew approached Mustard during the show, and allegedly slapped and robbed him of his chain. Mustard has subsequently posted a video to Instagram in which he and YG laugh off the rumors, while tossing around plenty of racks.
YG's "Who Do You Love" Single Goes Gold
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
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
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 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
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
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.