It wasn't so long ago that DJ Mustard made the proclamation that 2019 would be a busy year for anyone performers toiling under his banner. His latest offering sees him share top billing with incarcerated phenom 03 Greedo, while Mustard-favorite YG grabs the guest spot on "Wasted," the long-awaited return to the ratchet bop subgenre they helped usher in.
DJ Mustard's relationship with 03 Greedo dates back to producer's collaborative project with RJ in 2017. This was before RJ became a duplicitous character in the eyes of LA rappers, including 03 Greedo's friend Drakeo The Ruler. But none of that is prevalent today, with Drakeo and Greedo arguably serving unjust prison sentences and Mustard the unifying figure that he is.
With the cement, all but dry on 03 Greedo's sentencing, the verse he submits to "Wasted" helps to further this mythological aura about him, albeit from a careful distance - whereas YG's overall lewdness is the perfect compliment to a DJ Mustard beat so divinely ratchet. If you enjoyed YG's "Left, Right" when it dropped in 2014, then "Wasted" is just the song for you - at least until the ratchet bonanza takes up its eternal place this weekend and all subsequent weekends that follow.
I paid the cost we go half on the baby
She trying to have a Soulchild, she half-crazy
This arraignment money we can get it off the pavement.
- 03 Greedo