Compton hip-hop artist YG has recently released the visual to the well-recieved title track from his new album, Still Brazy!
Still Brazy is the second studio album by American rapper YG. It was released for physical and digital download purchases on June 17, 2016,by 400, CTE World and Def Jam Recordings.YG enlisted the production on the album that was handled and provided such as Ty Dolla $ign and Hit-Boy; as well as enlisted collaborators from Lil Wayne, Drake, Nipsey Hussle and Slim 400, among others.
The album was supported by four singles: “Twist My Fingaz”, “Still Brazy”, “FDT” featuring Nipsey Hussle, and “Why You Always Hatin?” featuring Drake and Kamaiyah.
The recent release of YG’s latest album Still Brazy has been well received, mainly because of his candid lyrics on crime, racism, and politics. A standout track that made headlines for the rapper before the album dropped came in the form of “F*ck Donald Trump”, a track denouncing the Republican presidential candidate. YG along with Nipsey Hussle delivered no-holds-barred lyrics about Trump and his negative comments made about people of color. The record created so much buzz that the Secret Service approached YG’s label and forced the rapper to censor some of the lyrics related to Trump on the song, as well as other tracks on “Still Brazy.”
During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, YG spoke on exactly what happened with the Secret Service’s censoring of his lyrics. The rapper said “The Secret Service called in on Universal and was like, ‘Send me the lyrics to YG’s album because we gotta see what he’s talking about.’ They did the whole album. That’s why on ‘FDT’ on the album, it’s parts of the song that I had to blank out. Then on the next song ‘Blacks & Browns,’ when Sad Boy’s spitting his s***—he said some s*** towards Donald Trump too—they heard that, and we had to either change it or blank it out, so we put the static noise on top of that. But yeah, it was a real situation going on… Ever since John F. Kennedy got assassinated, they can’t have no people promoting kill Trump, shoot Trump, pop Trump, all that. And we had those types of lines up in the song.”
YG also mentioned that him and Nipsey Hussle were blackballed in the West Coast by police who don’t understand what the two rappers are doing based on how they perceive the rappers. YG spoke on walking a fine line between speaking the truth and not trying to upset people, but ultimately says what he feels about what’s happening in America.
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YG – “Still Brazy” (Official Video)