YG Disses Def Jam For Leaking His Tracklist

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The Compton rapper said his tracklist is not supposed to be out yet, but it's still gotten fans excited.

As fans and listeners, we can sometimes forget that the music industry can be as much of an 9-to-5 job as any other. People have tasks to execute, there's a lot of technical stuff, and sometimes, rappers like YG are on the other end of someone not doing their best at their job. The 32-year-old rapper took to Twitter to call out Def Jam Recordings for leaking his tracklist early.

"DEF JAM BE HIRE’N PEOPLE TO F**K UP," he said in the tweet. "ALL THEY DO IS F**K UP. MY TRACK LIST FOR MY ALBUM IS NOT POSE TO BE OUT. THEY SUCK REAL BAD." The tracklist for YG's new album, I Got Issues, had leaked on Apple Music, revealing features from the likes of J. Cole, Roddy Rich, H.E.R., and more. He also recently confirmed that Nas will be featured on the project, which has long been a dream feature for the California rapper.

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He's released a few singles for the project so far, most recently this month's "Alone." There's also "Scared Money" with J. Cole and Moneybagg Yo, a much more energetic and hype track by comparison. The same could be said for the non-album single "RUN" that YG dropped in the summer alongside 21 Savage, Tyga, and BIA. All these tracks have built up quite the anticipation for the project, even if YG wants to control that hype a little more closely given his issues with Def Jam. 

You can check out YG's new album I Got Issues, which you can pre-order now, when it releases on September 30th. Here's hoping that the rollout is exactly as YG planned it.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.