YG Goes After Tekashi 6ix9ine In His “Bulletproof” Video

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YG-Bulletproof-video“I ain’t with the pink-haired Blood shit.” That was YG on “Suu Whoop,” a hard-as-hell single that he released earlier this year. Most of us thought that line was a shot at Tekasi 6ix9ine, the surging New York rapper and convicted sex offender. Both YG and 6ix9ine claim to be members of the … More »

Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

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KornAt first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their spooky dreadlocked scowls in magazines or TV ads, or wherever I found out about new music in that nascent internet era. But for a suburban Christian kid who spent his … More »

YG Gets Kicked Off Plane, Performs On Fallon With Big Sean & 2 Chainz

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YG, Big Sean, & 2 ChainzIt’s been an eventful week for YG! Last Friday, he released his new album Stay Dangerous, proving that he doesn’t even have to try hard anymore. This Monday, as TMZ reports, the rapper was kicked off of an American Airlines flight before the plane even left the gate for … More »

YG Doesn’t Even Have To Try Hard Anymore

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YGHas any rapper this decade outperformed expectations as thoroughly as YG? For years, YG prowled the Los Angeles G-rap underground, cranking out mixtapes and releasing exactly one hit, the just-OK 2009 track “Toot It And Boot It.” But eventually, YG teamed up with DJ Mustard, whose clipped and propulsive sound was coming to dominate West … More »

Mustard – “Dangerous World” (Feat. Travis Scott & YG)

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Mustard-Dangerous-WorldFriday saw the release of two very big and long-awaited rap albums: Travis Scott’s Astroworld and YG’s Stay Dangerous. They’re not really competitors. Travis Scott’s album is the big event, the one dotted with big-name collaborators and full of grand, widescreen production. YG, meanwhile, is probably the best of rap’s B-list, … More »

Stream YG’s New Album Stay Dangerous

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Last week Compton rap heavyweight YG unveiled a new video for the A$AP Rocky collab “Handgun” and detailed the tracklisting for his hotly anticipated Stay Dangerous. He’s been teasing the new release pretty consistently since dropping the news back in February at the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend, and it’s been working. More »

Colin Kaepernick’s Name Cut From Big Sean Verse On Madden NFL 19

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Next week, EA Sports is releasing Madden NFL 19, the latest iteration of the extremely popular sports video game series based on the National Football League. These games typically contain a lot of popular music. In the latest edition of the game, YG’s “Big Bank” — which features verses from 2 Chainz, Big … More »

Denzel Curry, Traveling At The Speed Of Thought

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Denzel-CurryThere’s a moment on “Percs,” the stunningly venomous fast-rap tirade that Miami rapper Denzel Curry released earlier this summer, where Curry lets loose on the mumble-rap hordes: “These dumbass niggas, and they don’t say shit / Sound like ‘durr durr durr,’ you like, ‘Oh, that’s lit.’” Curry is hardly the first rapper to call out … More »

YG – “Handgun” (Feat. A$AP Rocky) Video

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YG-Handgun-videoRight now, Compton street-rap great YG has a hit with the 2 Chainz/Big Sean/Nicki Minaj collab “Big Bank,” and his third proper album Stay Dangerous is reportedly coming out a week from today. And he’s now stoking excitement with a new single and a video. On “Handgun,” YG teams up with A$AP Rocky, and … More »

YG Arrested For Vegas Necklace Robbery

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YG has been arrested and charged with felony robbery, as TMZ reports. The rapper turned himself into a Las Vegas court on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was released after posting a $20,000 bail. The charge stems from an incident that happened in May at The Cosmopolitan where … More »