YG Performs "Why You Always Hatin" With Kamaiyah On Jimmy Kimmel
YG Feat. Kamaiyah
YG's sophomore effort, Still Brazy, has been out for a minute now, and during his promo run (which is basically over, although he is on his "Fuck Donald Trump" tour) he paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live. For whatever reason, YG's performance of his album's lead single didn't hit Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube channel until today. Thus while the video is fresh, the performance is actually a couple of weeks old. "Why You Always Hatin?" features Drake and Bay Area newcomer Kamaiyah, the latter of which joined YG on Jimmy Kimmel's stage.
YG's New 4Hunnid Ad Includes New Song With Ty Dolla $ign, Kamaiyah & DJ Mustard
Those who've been keeping up with YG know that his 4Hunnid brand has turned into a dope fashion line. Just as with his music, the clothing bears an unmistakably West Coast aesthetic. He's just put out a new promo video, entitled "Dedication," for the latest 4Hunnid collection. The clip is soundtracked by a brand new song featuring Kamaiyah on the hook, a verse from Ty Dolla $ign, and Mustard on the beat. It's unclear if the full version will feature YG, but regardless, the track is sounding like some California magic.
YG Feat. Macklemore, G-Eazy "FDT Part 2" Video
YG Feat. Macklemore & G-Eazy
After an overwhelmingly positive response to YG's collaboration with Nipsey Hussle, "FDT," (at least from the music community), YG came back for part two quite recently with Seattle native Macklemore and Bay Area's own G-Eazy.
YG Feat. Drake & Kamaiyah "Why You Always Hatin?" Video
YG Feat. Drake & Kamaiyah
One month after sharing the video for "Still Brazy," YG released the video for "Why You Always Hatin?" Monday morning. It's as everything we hope it would be.
Slim 400 & YG "Goapele Freestyle" Video
Slim 400 & YG
With his multiple appearances on YG's Still Brazy as well as his brand new EP, All Blassik, Slim 400 is looking like the next big thing to come outta the West. He's now dropped the video to "Goapele Freestyle," the final track on All Blassik, which was originally put out by YG in December. It's one of three collabs between the 400 teammates on Slim's new project.
YG Feat. Slim 400 "Word Is Bond" Video
YG Feat. Slim 400
As Still Brazy continues to soak in, YG is going hard on the visuals. Today, he's come through with a video to the track "Word is Bond," a P Lo-produced slapper featuring Slim 400. This is a different look than any video YG has put out, mainly because it takes place in Tokyo, though it's soon obvious that YG's presence in the Tokyo streets is much the same as it is back home in Bompton.
President Obama Raps YG's "Fuck Donald Trump" (Spoof)
Barack Obama is lethal on the mic, as he demonstrated in his utter demolition of Donald Trump in his "Back to Back" remix.
YG & Nipsey Hussle Perform "Fuck Donald Trump" On The Nightly Show
YG & Nipsey Hussle
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore frequently invites rappers onto the show to partake in roundtable discussions on hot topics and perform their music. Last night, the show invited YG and Nipsey Hussle to weigh in on the Republican National Convention's nomination of Donald Trump for the presidency with a performance of their Still Brazy single "Fuck Donald Trump."
Watch Kamaiyah's "A Good Night In The Ghetto" Documentary
Toward the end of May, Oakland rapper Kamaiyah received a major boost in exposure when she was heard on the hook of YG's Still Brazy single "Why You Always Hatin," which also features Drake. A couple of months before that, though, she released A Good Night in the Ghetto, her debut project -- one that many outlets consider to be among the best work of the year (it ranked No.
YG "Still Brazy" Video
YG's sophomore album is teeming with west coast grooves, but the title track, Still Brazy, is undoubtedly one of the strongest. Today, the L.A. rapper has shared a video for the record, which keeps things simple and stylish, going along with the general aesthetic of the album so far, with himself and the rest of his crew rocking his own 4Hunnid merch, dancing against red and white backdrops while special effects spice up the party.
YG & G-Eazy Perform "FDT (Remix)" Live
YG & G-Eazy
G-Eazy has been busy on the road for the "Endless Summer" tour with Logic, YG and Yo Gotti, but he's still managed to find the time to record a new mixtape and a remix. The rapper revealed during a recent interview that he has a verse on a remix of Nipsey Hussle and YG's political-minded "FDT" remix, and during a recent tour stop, YG and G-Eazy gave L.A. fans an early preview of the remix by performing it live.
AD Feat. YG "Thug" Video
AD Feat. YG
In May, Compton's AD enlisted Bompton's YG for a ruthless street single, "Thug," produced by Sorry Jaynari of the League of Starz. A month later, the song would land on AD and Jaynari's joint tape, By the Way, which arrived before YG's Still Brazy, on which AD also appeared -- on the track "Don't Come to LA." Both projects are situated within Compton, a town that's producing some of the country's most compelling gangsta rap.
YG On The Breakfast Club
With his new album, Still Brazy, out now, YG isn't letting up on the promotion any time soon. After gracing our latest digital cover, the rapper posted up with The Breakfast Club this morning in NYC to discuss the new album and pour up a little with Charlamagne Tha God.
YG Spits "5 Fingers Of Death" Freestyle On Sway In The Morning
YG has been hitting the promo market hard this past week in support of his sophomore album Still Brazy, and rightfully so. While out in NYC, the Compton rapper made his way by the "Sway In The Morning" Show and was asked to partake in Sway’s “5 Fingers Of Death” freestyle segment, which he happily accepted. Going in over some classic West Coast instrumentals, listen as YG goes brazy on the mic & showcases his freestylin' abilities straight off the top. Check it out above.
YG And The Therapist (Full Interview)
In promotion of his sophomore album Still Brazy, YG decided to link up with Viceland and shoot a special program titled “YG And The Therapist,” which finds him detailing last year’s shooting incident among other things. Running a lengthy 21 minutes, the Compton rapper talked about being shot 3 times at Studio City in LA, turning to alcohol to cope with paranoia, his new outlook on life, DJ Mustard, fatherhood, and a whole lot more. Check it all out above.
YG’s “Still Brazy” Release Party Recap
To celebrate the release of his sophomore album Stil Brazy, YG hosted a star-studded release party this past weekend featuring guest appearances from DJ Khaled, O.T. Genasis, Russell Westbrook and several other celebs. For those unable to get on the guest list, Karen Civil has got your covered with this video recap of Friday night’s shin dig.
YG Spits A Wild "Been Brazy" Freestyle For The LA Leakers
YG has been filled with a brazy energy leading up to the release of his banging sophomore LP. He's been doing interviews coast-to-coast and telling his story to publications such as ours, as we just put him in the spotlight for our new Digital Cover story.
YG Drops A Freestyle Over The "FDT" Beat
With his album Still Brazy dropping at midnight, YG stopped by Hot97 to spit a quick freestyle. Fittingly, DJ Funkmaster Flex served him his own beat: "FDT" aka "Fuck Donald Trump." There aren't many emcees in the game right now who sound more natural over a funky California beat like YG 4hunnid. Still Brazy has been out for almost two days now for Apple Music fans, so they may recognize these lyrics. For everyone else, they're a verse from the track "Blacks & Browns," which you'll be able to hear in just a few hours.
YG Talks New Album, Fatherhood & More On Hot 97
While out in NYC this week to promote his sophomore album Still Brazy, which is streaming now on Apple Music, West Coast spitter YG decided to make his way by the Hot 97 studios on Wednesday morning and sit down with the gang from Ebro in the Morning. Chopping it for a brief 13-minutes, the Bompton native talked about the new album, being a father, past beef with DJ Mustard, therapy after being shot, and more. Check it out above.
On The Come Up: RJ
Fresh off the release of his celebrated mixtape OMMIO 3, RJ has developed into one of Los Angeles' most exciting artists. In an interview with HNHH, RJ discussed his early influences, which were predominately east coast rappers like Jay Z. "They was tearing stuff up.," he said. "I gravitated to them because of the story they was telling. West Coast rap was getting a little mundane. But I'm glad we back!"