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. 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"
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"
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.
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. The album of course features some heavy lifting by DJ Mustard on the production end, and grabs features from the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, TeeFLii, Tory Lanez, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. Mustard commented on the special collaborative relationship he and YG share, likeing it to that of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in early 90s.
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. The My Krazy Life tour will kick off March 29th in Syracuse, making its way through 30 dates before closing off May 24th in San Diego. DJ Mustard will be accompanying him, and hopefully playing the Lil Jon hypeman role throughout. Take a look at the full schedule below. 3/29 Syracuse, NY Syracuse University
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. While talking to The Lesbakeradio Show, the TGOD signee revealed his debut album title and what to expect from it, as well spoke on his appearance on fellow West Coaster YG's album My Krazy Life.
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. The tracklist definitely gave the album some more buzz, with strong features from ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Rich Homie Quan, Jay Rock, Drake, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign and more.
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.
BTS Photos For YG's "My Nigga (Remix)" Video Shoot
YG's massive single "My Nigga" unsurprisingly went platinum the other day, but now he's moved on to the remix of the single which rounded up Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rich Homie Quan and Meek Mill. As we await YG's delayed debut My Krazy Life, set to arrive on March 18th, the rapper has been busy shooting a visual for the "My Nigga (Remix)."
YG's "My Nigga" Single Goes Platinum
Its good to be YG right about now. Having recently launched his single "My Nigga" to phenomenal success and, as of now, platinum success, the song serves as a lead single from his upcoming album "My Krazy Life", which should drop this March.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 30- Jan. 5
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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Nicki Minaj, Drake, YG, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
YG & Snoop Dogg Donate $10,000 To Underprivileged Kids In L.A.
YG's profile is on the rise.
Release Date For YG's "My Krazy Life" Announced [Update: New Release Date Revealed]
YG's debut studio album on Def Jam has received various delays and setbacks from when it was originally supposed to drop on November 19th. The album also received a name-change, but it looks like YG is finally headed on the right path as his record label announced a release date for My Krazy Life on Twitter today.
Rich Homie Quan Didn't Know He Did A Mixtape With Gucci Mane
Rich Homie Quan is on the come-up. After the surprising success of his breakthrough hit, "Type Of Way," Quan easily could've faded into obscurity as a one-hit wonder, but instead he came back even harder with an unforgettable hook on YG's "My Nigga". Now the Atlanta rapper has dropped another solid mixtape with I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In, and is in the process of meeting with labels.
YG Talks On Connecting With Drake & Why He Changed His Album Title
YG's upcoming debut album, My Krazy Life (formerly I'm From Bompton), has been delayed until 2014, meaning you might not get to hear that Drake-featured banger off the LP for awhile. Although, let's hope sooner rather than later.
YG Changes Album Title, Announces Release Date
YG recently inked a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE World imprint. Following the deal, he's appeared on the CTE compilation mixtape Boss Yo Life Up Gang, and now he's revealed some details about his debut album with the label.
Yo Gotti & YG Announce New Tour "I Am"
Yo Gotti and YG have announced a new tour "I Am" where they will head across the country during the months of September to October. Yo Gotti took to Twitter to unveil the tour flyer along with dates. They start things off on September 14th in Norfolk, VA and it runs until November 19th in Memphis, TN. Check out the full list of tour dates in the flyer in the gallery. Will you be heading out to a show with YG and Gotti?
YG Signs With Young Jeezy's CTE Imprint
Early in the year it was announced that Young Jeezy would be executive producing YG's Welcome To Bompton album, and now the two have taken their business relationship to the next level. As reported by BET, it seems Jeezy has signed the Compton emcee to his CTE Worldwide imprint.
YG Signs To Young Jeezy's CTE World
While prepping the release of his debut album, I'm 4rm Bompton, West coast artist, YG, recently revealed that he has officially signed with Young Jeezy's CTE World.
YG Announces Joint Mixtape With Nipsey Hussle
YG just dropped a big tape in January, but he's already got plans to release another high profile project before delivering his album Welcome To Bompton later this year.