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.
YG On The Breakfast Club
After speaking with Ebro In The Morning over at Hot 97, YG visited the other staple radio station in NYC, Power 105.1., to talk to Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God for the Breakfast Club. YG first explains his upcoming short film "Blame It On The Streets," revealing he wrote the script, and speaks on shooting it in L.A. over the span of nine days. YG also talks about casting the film and speaks on the actors he chose. It's a short interview on Breakfast Club terms, as it's just under 10 minutes, but still worth a watch. Check it out above.
YG On Hot 97
YG made his way across the coast to NYC, as he does a promo run for his upcoming short film and soundtrack Blame It On The Streets. The Bompton native stopped by Hot 97 in the morning and spoke to Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez. They discuss the film, as well as the failed Aaliyah biopic which aired on Lifetime this past week.
YG "Blame It On The Streets" Trailer
YG announced a short film and soundtrack the other week, "Blame It On The Streets," to follow up his debut album My Krazy Life. In a similar vein as the day-in-a-life album, the short film will also center around YG's Compton lifestyle before his rap rise to fame. Rick Gonzales and Jade Yorker will co-star alongside YG in the film, which was written by YG and Lucky Rogers.
Fergie Feat. YG "L.A. Love (La La) (Remix)" Video
Fergie Feat. YG
YG got a mainstream co-sign with an appearance on Fergie's new radio-friendly single "L.A. Love." The two have teamed up now to shoot an official music video for the remix of the track (while the original track is currently the theme music for the TV show "Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons"). Fergie throws a crazy and colorful double-decker bus party for the video as they cruise around town, complete with cartoon animations. YG's frequent collaborator DJ Mustard also makes a cameo in the music video. Check it out above. Grab the single on iTunes if you feel like it.
RJ (Pushaz Ink) Feat. YG "Try Me (Remix)" Video
RJ Feat. YG
Last week, Pushaz Ink's RJ shared a remix of DeJ Loaf's "Try Me" that featured none other than his label boss YG. Now, a video has arrived.
YG Feat. TeeFLii "Do It To Ya" Video
YG Feat. Teeflii
If you've listened to YG's debut album, My Krazy Life, you know there's plenty of material pretty much designed to be played at a summer barbecue. While the first of two R&B-lead songs from the album, "Do It To Ya" may not be the first of such to spring to mind, the nostalgic video certainly makes a good case for it. Seemingly filmed on VHS, the video nods to plenty of classic west coast videos, taking place at a pool party at YG's crib, as he pursues a certain lady that's caught his interest. What do you think of the video?