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YG Invited Fans to Smash a Donald Trump Piñata Onstage

YG isn't a big fan of chum-crusted sponge Donald Trump—he has a song called "Fuck Donald Trump," which is also the name of his current tour. The…
Jeremy Gordon / September 19, 2016

YG, Macklemore, G-Eazy, and Many More Say ‘F**k Donald Trump’ in New Video

Update: YG is also heading on a fall tour aptly titled "F**k Donald Trump." Ascendent Oakland rapper Kamaiyah, Still Brazy feature Sad Boy, and frequent collaborator RJ will serve as…
Brian Josephs / August 16, 2016

YG Rides Around Shining in the New Video for ‘Why You Always Hatin’?’ With Drake, Kamaiyah, and Ty Dolla $ign

Kamaiyah gets her foot rubbed. YG transfers from helicopter to candy-colored car. Drake and Ty Dolla $ign take turns riding around with him. The video…
Dan Weiss / August 15, 2016

YG and His Crew Take Over Tokyo in ‘Word Is Bond’ Video

After dropping the video for "Still Brazy," YG decides to take the G-funk sound to Tokyo for the Slim 400-assisted "Word Is Bond." YG…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

YG and Nipsey Hussle Clean Up ‘F**k Donald Trump’ for the ‘Nightly Show’

It's not the 2016 election song we wanted, but it's the one we deserved. YG and Nipsey Hussle appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore last night…
Anna Gaca / July 23, 2016

YG Joins Unlikely Forces With G-Eazy and Macklemore on ‘FDT Part 2′

Hardly anybody immediately considers Macklemore and G-Eazy woke — unless it's satirically speaking. Yet, here they are on YG's "FDT Part 2." It's no surprise that…
Brian Josephs / July 20, 2016

YG Is ‘Still Brazy’ in His Latest Video

YG's Essential new LP, Still Brazy, has been lauded as the type of album that makes you throw up a black-power fist with one hand and handle…
Brian Josephs / July 13, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

YG Goes Brazy in ‘Five Fingers of Death’ Freestyle

The "Five Fingers of Death" segment, where the DJ throws the guest a series of beats to freestyle over, is a staple of Sirius XM's Sway in…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

Review: YG Is ‘Still Brazy’ After All These Years

We are living in a real-life dystopia. We put our memories on computers that fit into the palms of our hands while willingly sharing personal information…
Drew Millard / June 15, 2016

Listen to YG’s ‘Still Brazy’ Right Now — Two Days Early

Two years after his fantastic debut My Krazy Life, YG returns with his sophomore effort Still Brazy. The highly anticipated album is available to stream on Apple Music…
Brian Josephs / June 15, 2016

Watch YG Open Up About Shooting Aftermath in a Televised Special

Update: Noisey has released a lengthier clip of Sunday's special with YG.  By all accounts, YG should be on top of…
Rachel Brodsky / June 9, 2016

YG: Mama He’s Brazy

YG has gone full vegan. Grill-the-waiter-about-GMOs vegan. Pose-for-PETA vegan. And right now, the Compton rapper — the one who has tattoos snaking up to his…
Rebecca Haithcoat / June 9, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

YG Continues the Hype for ‘Still Brazy’ by Dropping Title Track

YG has released the title track from his upcoming album, Still Brazy, a day after tweeting its blurred and abrasive cover art. Over grimy West Coast-style production, YG…
Brian Josephs / June 3, 2016

Vince Staples, YG, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller Irving Plaza Shows Canceled in Shooting Aftermath

In the aftermath of last week's fatal shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza concert, which left one dead and three injured, Live Nation has canceled or…
Rachel Brodsky / June 2, 2016

Here’s YG’s New Song with Drake and Kamaiyah, ‘Why You Always Hatin”

YG has a new song, "Why You Always Hatin'," with a guest verse from Drake and a surprise appearance by up-and-coming Oakland rapper Kamaiyah. The track was produced by…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

YG’s Sophomore Album Finally Has a Release Month

It's been a long and frustrating wait the follow-up to YG's My Krazy Life. After his excellent single, "Twist My Fingaz," dropped last July, YG's sophomore effort…
Brian Josephs / May 13, 2016

YG Says the Secret Service Is After Him for His Song ‘FDT’

"FDT," a source of anti-Donald Trump joy for many, is now becoming a headache to YG. TMZ caught up with the Compton rapper and asked him how he…
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2016

YG and Nipsey Hussle Storm the Streets to Proclaim ‘F**k Donald Trump’

YG's raucous "F**k Donald Trump" is a masterful piece of rap as influential weapon, a takedown of the Republican frontrunner as well as a comprehensively cutting indictment…
Brennan Carley / April 18, 2016
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