West Coast rapper YG, originator of mixtape street party anthems, is set to release his debut album MY KRAZY LIFE March 18th on Def Jam Recordings. The hard-hitting collection of songs, executive produced by Jeezy, features the Compton, California rapper breaking down the intricacies of SoCal living over production by Grammy®-nominated producer DJ Mustard, who has helmed several of YG’s biggest hits, as well as cuts for 2 Chainz (“I’m Different”) and Jeezy (“R.I.P.”), among others.
MY KRAZY LIFE is buoyed by “My N***a”, a “Top 10” single featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, whose video has garnered more than 32 million views on YouTube. YG says “My N**a has resonated with people because it represents brotherhood. It’s a friendship record, so everybody feels that.” YG follows the success of “My N***a” with the second official single and a guaranteed strip club anthem, “Left, Right” featuring DJ Mustard. “Left, Right” can be purchased here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/left-right-feat.-dj-mustard/id778177112
YG’s eagerly anticipated debut album is a coming-of-age musical compilation of past life experiences that have greatly influenced his music. YG chose to release the album on March 18th, the day before his five year anniversary of going to jail for flocking, to represent his journey and growth as an artist since then. MY KRAZY LIFE is a collaboration between Pu$haz Ink and Jeezy’s Atlanta-based CTE label. The relationship came to fruition after Jeezy came to Los Angeles and witnessed the movement that YG and DJ Mustard had created with their new West Coast rap sound. Since then, Jeezy has taken YG under his wing, establishing a mentorship that played a dynamic role in influencing the direction of the album.
YG’s career in music started five years ago when he discovered his passion for rapping in high school. Using just a mic and minimal recording equipment, the rapper began his journey to success by releasing popular mixtapes and performing to packed crowds at the hottest clubs in Los Angeles. Working alongside his long-time producer DJ Mustard, the duo quickly carved their own lane in music as the pioneers of a new West Coast rap movement made popular by YG’s independent label known as Pu$haz Ink and the release of multiple mixtapes. The mixtapes were the manifestations of YG and DJ Mustard’s unique and cutting edge sound that caught radio, record labels and fans by storm.
When asked about the inspiration for his new music on MY KRAZY LIFE, YG replied, “Me and Mustard are the new Dre and Snoop.”