Young Gangsta, more commonly known as YG, is an emerging emcee from Compton, California. Since being inspired to rap by a hater's MySpace diss during his time at Paramount High School, he's gone on to release five mixtapes, and has collaborated with the likes of Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, E-40, Iamsu!, Problem, Young Scooter, Kid Ink, Kirko Bangz, French Montana, Wale, Dom Kennedy, Cash Out, Clyde Carson, Joe Moses, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Porter, Jeremih, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Big K.R.I.T. and more. He also owns and operates his own imprint, Pu$haz Ink, which is currently home to DJ Mustard (who acts as president), PC, Reem Riches, TeeCee48000 and Ty Dolla $ign.
Most recently, YG's enjoyed a surge in popularity due to the success of his Platinum-certified single "My Nigga", which features Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and has spawned a slew of remixes from other notable artists. Considering his Drake co-sign, and his affiliation with one of the hottest producers in the game (DJ Mustard), it looks like his major label debut My Krazy Life (slated to drop on March 18th, 2014) will be a big moment for the Bompton rapper. His career may have been birthed out of the blue, but he's since discovered that rap is something he truly loves doing, as well as an effective means of avoiding death or imprisonment. Stay tuned.
- YG is short for Young Gangsta.
- He created the Pu$haz Ink collective and record label with DJ Mustard in 2008.
- YG rose to recognition after the success of he and Ty Dolla Sign's 2009 single "Toot It and Boot It".
- In 2009, YG was arrested for violating his parole, having been previously charged with residential burglary.
- He was loosely affiliated with the jerking movement at one point.
- His 2013 single "My Nigga" peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- YG's debut mixtape was 2008's "4Fingaz".
- He founded, owns and operates the "4 Hunnid" clothing line.
- He's allegedly a member of L.A.'s Tree Top Piru Bloods set.
- YG is a Zodiac.
Top SongsALL SONGS
- R.I.P. (Remix) Jeezy Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown & YG562K Views278 Comments
- Who Do You Love YG Feat. Drake533K Views370 Comments
- Face Down DJ Mustard Feat. Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, Big Sean & YG474K Views299 Comments
- My Nigga (Remix) YG Feat. Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & Rich Homie Quan438K Views486 Comments
- Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin) [Tags] YG Feat. Kendrick Lamar437K Views314 Comments
- Ride Out Kid Ink Feat. Tyga, Wale, YG & Rich Homie Quan362K Views234 Comments
- Don't Tell Em Jeremih Feat. YG322K Views138 Comments
- My Nigga YG Feat. Young Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan293K Views64 Comments
- 2015 Flow YG240K Views228 Comments
- Who Do You Love? (Official Version) YG Feat. Drake237K Views178 Comments
Recent VideosALL VIDEOS
- New Boyz Feat. YG "Crush On You" Video75,141 Views10 Comments
- Kid Ink Feat. Tyga, Wale, YG & Rich Homie Quan "Ride Out" Video56,307 Views25 Comments
- YG Feat. Drake "Who Do You Love" Video51,265 Views45 Comments
- YG Feat. Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj "My Nigga (Remix)" Video39,229 Views21 Comments
Top MixtapesALL MIXTAPES
- Just Re'd Up 2 (Hosted by DJ ill Will & DJ Mustard)YG836K Views 218K Downloads 164 Comments
- 4Hunnid Degreez (Hosted by DJ ill Will & DJ Drama)YG414K Views 115K Downloads 82 Comments
- Just Re'd Up (Hosted by DJ ill Will & DJ Mustard)YG377K Views 134K Downloads 33 Comments
- Progression 4Kirko Bangz255K Views 51K Downloads 92 Comments
- 4Hunnid Degreez [No DJ]YG153K Views 44K Downloads 16 Comments
- Boss Yo Life Up GangCTE World114K Views 27K Downloads 71 Comments
- #000000 & #FFFFFFThe Neighborhood99K Views 33K Downloads 94 Comments
- The Real 4FingazYG78K Views 27K Downloads 10 Comments
- Young & Hungover (Hosted by DJ ill Will & DJ Mustard)YG73K Views 18K Downloads 12 Comments
- Rich Than FamousRich The Kid60K Views 14K Downloads 45 Comments