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Refreshing gangster rap.

YG's debut hit 'Toot It And Boot' wasn't exactly brilliant. But since then the 27-year-old Compton gangster rapper has stepped his game up, releasing his first album— the critically and commercially successful, My Krazy Life. The album spawned huge hits like the Drake assisted 'Who Do You Love?' and 'My Nigga' debuting at number two on US Billboard album charts.

Next was last year's 'Still Brazy'— an album that avoided the sophomore slump by combining YG's hard hitting lyrics and DJ Mustard's signature G-funk sound with brilliant results. With these two albums and a number of well-received mixtapes YG's quickly carved out a lane for himself, making refreshing gangster music that harks back to the genre's heyday and doesn't pander to current trends.

He's arguably one of the West Coast's most important rappers and he's coming to New Zealand this June. Leave your blue clothes at home and catch the future of Compton's rap scene live at Logan Campbell centre for one night only.

Published on April 21, 2017 by Ben Tutty

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