YG shares a few important memories from his past, including his father going to jail, his initiation into the Bloods, and his first gun.
YG's My Krazy Life is easily among the year's best albums, largely because -- as ever debut album should -- it gives us a good idea of who YG is-- not only as an artist, but as a person. The record, which is set up as a day in the life of the self-coined Young Gangsta, we're given many pieces of real events from the rapper's life. He's still got plenty more to share however, which he proved in an interview with Vibe, recalling a few important moments in his life we haven't heard about already.
The Bompton rapper reflected on his father going to jail when he was younger. "That’s when my life flipped," he said, detailing the effect of his father's absence on his life. "I was always doing little shit—on the low, because my pops was always on me, trippin’. I was bad as a motherfucker; he used to whoop me in front of the school. When he went to jail I didn’t have to hide the shit I was doing. I was wildin’ out."
He went on to comment on his affiliation with the Blood gang, explaining how he became a member of the crew. "You get jumped on by a certain amount of people for a certain amount of time," he said. "I gave my life up for this gangbang shit. The moment you get put on you gotta bang the hood and be involved in gang activities. I’m not trying to say I sold my soul, but I dedicated my life to the set. You could end up dead or in jail for the rest of your life, you feel me?"
The rapper closed with an anecdote about his first gun, recalling a strange setting in which he decided to pull it out. "My best friend gave me my first gun. When I held it, I was like, “Ooh wee! This is real!" said YG. "I threw a party in a church hall, but niggas who we had problems with came. They walked up close and I pulled the hammer out on them like, “Nigga, what’s happenin’?!” Up in the church! They backed back, like, OK, fa’sho."