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 (OMMIO) 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?
Jeezy, Rick Ross, DJ Mustard & YG “BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014” Vlog
Jeezy Feat. Rick Ross, DJ Mustard & YG
When it comes to Atlanta, Jeezy's probably one of your best choices as far as a tour guide goes. After years of plowing the streets and dusting the city's residents with some fresh powder, the Snowman undoubtedly knows the A's best nightclubs. A few years ago at the BET Awards, Jeezy and Rick Ross had a backstage scuffle, but they seem to have patched things up, because Jeezy invited Rozay to go out with him, DJ Mustard and YG. The "My Nigga" team's adventures on that night are catalogued in a new vlog from Revolt TV, which is now available to watch above.
YG Feat. TeeFlii "Do It To Ya" BTS Video
YG Feat. Teeflii
YG is ready to cap off the summer with his pool party music video for "Do It To Ya" featuring TeeFlii off his debut album My Krazy Life. The jazzy record featuring live instrumentation from Terrace Martin was shot in YG's native West Coast and features some familiar faces, including Machine Gun Kelly. Karen Civil was on hand for the video shoot, and brings us a look behind-the-scenes today. Watch above as they play a game of basketball and ladies in bikinis enjoy the pool. Stay tuned for the official music video to arrive soon.
Berner Feat. Young Thug, YG & Vital "All In A Day" Video
Berner Feat. Young Thug, YG & Vital
For his June track "All Day," Taylor Gang's Berner rounded up quite the motley crew. There's Young Thug, the lone non-Californian on this track, YG, who comes up from L.A. to revel in a bit of Bay Area madness, and Vital, Berner's Bay compadre. Now retitled "All In A Day," the track has gotten an official video -- watch it above.
Destructo Feat. YG "Party Up" Video
Destructo Feat. YG
YG hops on the party bus for the new visuals to Destructo's "Party Up." Conceptually, the Motion Family directed clip follows a man whose poor fortune turns around when he boards a mysterious bus filled with half-naked women. The beauty of the video is its simplicity. This is a different sound from what we typically hear from YG. A straight EDM club banger, the song features less rapping than it does instrumental. Destructo (obviously) handles the synth-driven boardwork.
YOWDA Feat. YG "That's How It Go" Video
YOWDA Feat. YG
Yowda is no stranger to big collaborations. For his last feature, "Ballin'" the emcee travelled down south to link up with the boss of all bosses Rick Ross. Now, he's traveling to Bompton, CA, for a hot new single featuring the west coast's newest superstar YG. "That's How It Go" finds both emcees traveling their respective neighborhoods, rhyming on porches and in front of liquor stores.
Joe Moses Feat. YG "Burn Rubber" Video
Joe Moses Feat. YG
Both Joe Moses and YG have seen increased success in the 14 months that have passed since DJ Mustard dropped his Ketchup mixtape, but today, the L.A. duo return to that release for the "Burn Rubber" video Featuring a cameo from Akon, this video has Moses, Mustard and YG inviting the whole block out for the shoot, with shots of fast cars and packed concerts spliced in for variety.
YG "Bicken Back Being Bool" Video
One of the most fun tracks off YG's debut album My Krazy Life, "Bicken Back Being Bool" (and definitely the most fun title to say aloud), receives a visual treatment today. It's just a regular day on the block for YG and his "bomies", as a neighbor walks along the streets and preaches, drinks are being drank, weed is being smoked, games are being played, graffiti is being done; but soon things go south, as fights break out (including a drive-by) and the police are on the look out, all the while YG narrates a day in the life.
YG Responds To YouTube Comments
YG took part in Noisey's often hilarious "The People Vs." segment, where artists respond and react to YouTube comments left on their videos. YG reads comments left on his "Left, Right" music video. It seems a lot of the comments left were of a sexual nature, with the conversation going from people enjoying his visuals a little toooo much, to groupies taking off their clothes for him. Check out the West Coast spitter's reaction to various comments above.