YG Performs "Twist My Fingaz" Live In New York
Over this past weekend, Fader Fort threw together a special concert in Brooklyn, NYC that was hosted by Converse, which saw the likes of Skrillex, Allen Kingdom, Kehlani, Boogie, YG, and more hitting the stage. Luckily, footage from that night has already started to surface online, and here’s a clip of YG performing his Still Krazy cut “Twist My Fingaz” for the East Coast. Check out the performance above.
Ty Dolla $ign Interview With Angie Martinez
Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign visited Power 105.1 to have a conversation with Angie Martinez about his forthcoming album, Free TC, due out on November 13th. The highly anticipated debut album was named after Ty's younger brother, TC, who the singer says has been locked up for eight years on a murder he didn't actually commit. Ty says they gave him life in prison, but he's hoping to change that.
Vell "How It Happened" Video
Vell just dropped his new mixtape, Gone Too Far, last week, and now he's begun the process of rolling out the videos. Today he shares the visual for the Bighead-produced highlight, "How It Happened," which features a very special appearance from YG, who doesn't actually have a feature on the record, but instead mean mugs while holding a dog -- which is pretty much the next best thing.
YG On Ebro In The Morning
While out in NYC this week for J. Cole’s latest stop in the 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour, YG decided to take time out of busy schedule to stop by the Hot 97 studios and pay a visit to the gang from Ebro in the Morning.
Dr. Dre Previews Song From "Compton" Album
To say Dr. Dre's upcoming studio album is long-awaited is an extreme understatement. The album has essentially become the Chinese Democracy of the rap game, and while it will finally arrive this week, it will be ditching it's original name of Detox, to the movie tie-in, Compton. In a new video from Beats 1 music, a few celebrities (including YG, DJ Quik, and Boogie) talk about their Compton roots, before a brand new Dr. Dre song plays, and this time, he's actually rapping! Check it out above. Do you think the album will live up to the hype?
Gunplay Feat. YG "Wuzhanindoe" Video
Gunplay Feat. YG
Not that we needed any more reasons to be excited about Gunplay's long awaited debut album, Living Legend, as the mere promise of a release date for the insanely gifted rapper was thrilling enough for his fans, but "Wuzhanindoe" definitely provided some more. The YG assisted, DJ Mustard produced track, which dropped back in May, now has a video.
Watch Erykah Badu Bring Out The LOX And YG At The Roots Picnic
Once again this weekend's Roots Picnic in Philly was a joyous affair, with a top notch lineup that included A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, and Rae Sremmurd. The highlight of the entire event came at the end when Erykah Badu, decked out in her trademark outsize afro wig and sunglasses and backed by The Roots, brought out The LOX and YG as surprise guests.
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. YG, Joe Moses, TeeCee 4800 "Only Right" Video
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800
The Pushaz Ink crew and its affiliates often seem like the most badass group of guys in L.A., and so it's only right that they're strutting like the Reservoir Dogs in their new video. Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee 4800's DJ Mustard-produced track "Only Right" gets the treatment today. Also featuring a cameo from Welvin Da Great, the video has all four dudes in black and white ensembles, and uses slo-mo shots to make it seem all the more gangster. There's no real plot per se, but when the whole thing looks so cool already, there doesn't even need to be.
The Lox Feat. Von "Real Is Real" Video
The Lox Feat. Von
The Lox haven't put out an album since 2007, but they returned at the end of last year with a new mixtape, The Trinity: 3rd Sermon, which showed the Yonkers veterans in fine form. After putting out the vid to "Now Listen", Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch are back with the video to another Trinity highlight, "Real Is Real".
A$AP Ferg Feat. YG "This Side" Video
A$AP Ferg Feat. YG
A$AP Ferg and YG may rep different coasts, but they make a pretty phenomenal team, linking for a U.S. tour late last year. "This Side" finds them putting on for their respective regions, but unlike in the 90s, it's all love between the two sides of the map. The video for the Ferg Forever collab depicts the mayhem that occurred during their Beast Coast Connection tour, so if you didn't make it out, it may induce some serious post-FOMO.
The Neighborhood Feat. YG "Dangerous" Video
The Neighborhood Feat. YG
The Neighborhood keep the visuals coming today, after debuting a music video for their French Montana collaboration "#icanteven", the next song to receive the visual treatment is the YG-featured "Dangerous."
Kid Ink Feat. Tyga, Wale, YG & Rich Homie Quan "Ride Out" Video
Kid Ink Feat. Tyga, Wale, YG & Rich Homie Quan
The Fast & The Furious series have a history of scoring some pretty epic rap collaborations. The last film featured 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa's "We Own It", but Furious 7 has definitely taken things up a notch enlisting some high profile names for a crew track on the aptly titled "Ride Out". *Takes deep breath* Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, and Rich Homie Quan appear on the single, which gets an official visual today, splicing in scenes from the film, while the crew rap in front of some tight whips, 504 Boyz-style.The film hits the big screen on April 3rd.
Casey Veggies Feat. YG & Iamsu! "Backflip (Remix)" Video
Casey Veggies Feat. YG & Iamsu!
Casey Veggies recently brought some new life to his "Backflip" single by dropping a remix featuring YG and Iamsu! Now the West Coast natives have all linked up to shoot an official music video for the money-making, back-flipping anthem. True to their word, they get some ladies doing backflips while cash covers the floor in the music video. The three rappers take over an empty warehouse, and YG enters the scene on his lowrider bike. Watch the new set of visuals above, directed by John Colombo. Grab the fun record on iTunes using the button below.
YG Talks Fighting DJ Mustard & Grammy Protest On Ebro In The Morning
YG and DJ Mustard had My Krazy Life fans worried when a back-and-forth on Instragam suggested they may have had a falling out. Thankfully, only a couple days later the two were pictured together ready to get back on their grind. Today, on Ebro In The Morning, YG explained that the two actually settled things the old-fashioned way, with a friendly fist fight to relieve the tension.
YG Talks "Blame It On The Streets" With DJ Skee
YG recently went on record that he thinks he was snubbed for a Grammy nomination this year because the Academy doesn't recognize gangster rappers. In a new interview with DJ Skee, the Compton representative goes into further detail regarding the situation. "I really thought I was going to get nominated," he begins. "I knew I wasn't going to win. I knew they was gonna nominate me though... If they don't nominate me, shit's going to look weird. They chose to look weird."
YG Talks About Grammy Snub On Power 106
In a recent sit down with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, YG addresses his feelings about being snubbed out of a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, and he's not happy about it. The Young Gangsta says he knew he wouldn’t have won the Grammy, but thought he should’ve been atleast nominated for it. He believes the streets and his content had something to do with the snub. "I think it has to do with me being from the streets, and representing what I represent." “What the Grammy people gotta know, Im the people’s champ, Im the people’s people.” -YG
YG "2015 Flow" Video
YG kills it in this jazzy freestyle shot in front of a stark, red backdrop. He spits fast and hard and shows us that he's got more than one style of rapping. The music video is pretty simple, but then again, so is this song. YG's outfit and dancing, though. Daaaaaamn. Instead of his typical hoodies and baseball caps, he's rockin' a red fedora, cuffed skinny jeans and some oxfords. It's a good look on him, very 1940's. And his dancing? Well, we already know he can two-step, but based on this video, I bet he'd be really good at tap dancing, too.
DJ Mustard Feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG & Lil Boosie "Face Down" (Official Lyric Video)
DJ Mustard Feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG & Boosie Badazz
We're now a few months removed from DJ Mustard's debut album, 10 Summers, which he initially gave to fans for free via Google Play. One of the definite stand-out records was the big collaboration with Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG and Lil Boosie for "Face Down." Mustard has already dropped music video for his Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz-featured "Down On Me" and "Ghetto Tales" with Jay 305 & Tee Cee, but for "Face Down" he goes the lyric video route, which we are premiering today.
YG Talks "Blame It On The Streets," Kendrick Lamar
YG recently debuted his "Blame It On The Streets" short film in L.A., and as he continues to promote the film and soundtrack, which are both due out on December 15th, he sat down with Rap-Up for an interview.
YG "Blame It On The Streets" Short Film Premiere In L.A.
YG's new short film, "Blame It On The Streets," which follows up his debut album My Krazy Life, debuted in L.A. on November 25th, and Karen Civil was on hand to capture moments from the evening. The premiere of "Blame It On The Streets" finds YG answering questions and discussing the movie, including casting, and whether or not there will be a part 2 to the film.