YG held the crown for the West when we co-signed him back in 2011 as a XXL Freshman. Three years later, the Compton rapper has dropped a slew of mixtapes to build up the hype for his long-awaited Def Jam debut My Krazy Life. Supported by “My Nigga” featuring Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, “Left, Right” and “Who Do You Love” with Drake, YG has all the ammunition needed to drop a breakout album.
Earlier today, XXL had the opportunity to sit in an exclusive listening session for the entire project. Jeezy, DJ Mustard and YG’s crew were all in there to explain how My Krazy Life invites listeners into his world. Jeezy, who signed YG to CTE, took the floor to say the LP revolves around a “young nigga in his Chuck Taylor’s.” From beginning to end, My Krazy Life proves how he is empowering the culture with his honest storylines and real portraits of living in poverty. We jotted a few notes during our time with the album. Here's what we gathered from My Krazy Life.—Eric Diep
There’s A Documentary Coming With The Album
ScHoolboy Q And Jay Rock Are Featured On “I Just Wanna Party”
There Are Various Photographs Detailing His Life
He Pays Homage To Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg And More In Several Songs
He Shot Videos For “Who Do You Love” And “My Hitta (Remix)”
Kendrick Lamar Is On A Song Similar To “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
DJ Mustard Produced The Bulk Of Album, But There Are Others
Metro Boomin’, Ty Dolla $ign, and Terrace Martin all lend their hand on the album.
The Album Drops One Day Before His Five-Year Anniversary Of Being Locked Up
New day, new beginnings. Salute to the young soldier.
1. The Put On Intro
3. I Just Wanna Party featuring ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock
4. Left, Right featuring DJ Mustard
5. Bicken Back Being Bool
6. Meet the Flockers featuring Tee Cee
7. My N***a featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan
8. Do It To Ya featuring TeeFLii
9. Me & My Bi**h featuring Tory Lanez
10. Who Do You Love? featuring Drake
11. Really Be Smokin’ N Drinkin’ featuring Kendrick Lamar
13. Thank God (Interlude) featuring Big TC & RJ
14. Sorry Momma featuring Ty Dolla $ign