YG Essentials

YG Essentials

“I'm the only one who made it out the West without Dre,” boasts YG, a young rapper from the storied city of Compton who stormed the mainstream without the help of his hometown's hip-hop trailblazer. Instead, his team included producer DJ Mustard and singer Ty Dolla $ign, who helped propel YG's gruff flow and unapologetic new spin on gangsta rap to the pop charts with singles like “Who Do You Love?” and “Toot It and Boot It.” But the unflinching reality captured on his 2014 major label debut, My Krazy Life, and beyond showed depth and honesty, as well as growing skills as a songwriter.

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