Still Brazy

Still Brazy


CD(Special Edition)



So crazy he follows up his 2014 debut My Krazy Life with Still Brazy, Compton rapper YG is a swaggering contradiction. He can spit gangsta lyrics like "I go broke rob fools for their jewelry/Stick yo hand up like you guilty" (from the cold highlight "Don't Come to L.A.") and then remain chill in the face of adversity because he's "Bool, Balm & Bollective," as now all Cs are turning into Bs. On top of that, he's a G-Funk as fubk on "Twist My Fingaz," where a crooked beat and "I'm about to pull a full Suge Knight/And push the issue on sight" both bring reminders of Death Row in their heyday, but "Why You Always Hatin'," featuring Drake and Kamaiyah, bounces with the hyphy sound of the Bay Area. Beatmaker Swish is an asset to the handful of tracks he helms, especially when he goes minimal for the anti-Donald Trump track "FDT," which allows the MC to unleash a string of caustic and compelling insults. All of these different angles and genre-jumping make a long album seem much smaller, and tacked on the end there lies YG's greatest statement to date, "Police Get Away wit Murder." Elevating the "don't hate the player, hate the game" cliche to another level, the track presents the rapper's everyday reality to the judge, with "It get real in the field, your honor" and "AK get dangerous, shotgun and the mac too/You would have told your kids to hide/At the front door squeezing on that trigger with pride." Heavy stuff, and a fitting end to a heavy album that doesn't pander to what's PC, what's on the radio, or what safe, suburban America believes. Alluring G-Funk and infectious songs of strife are what attracted suburban America to Suge, Snoop, and Dre, and while the Game grows older and Kendrick's music ventures further out, YG offers a West Coast way to keep their heads ringin', and maybe shake something loose in the process.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2016
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602547925701
catalogNumber: 002509902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

YG   Primary Artist,Vocals
Marlon Williams   Guitar
Larrance Dopson   Keyboards
Paloma Ford   Vocals
Brandon Jones   Vocals
Dashone Wright   Vocals
Terrace Martin   Keyboards
Chelsea Davis   Vocals
Swish   Keyboards
Nye Lee   Vocals
Brandon Moore   Keyboards
Vincent Cohran   Vocals
Marquis Medina   Vocals
Caroline Bentley Noble   Vocals
Miriah Renee Carey   Vocals
Knock Squared   Vocals
Kenneth Gayton   Vocals
Traysha Williams   Vocals
Tyquan Givens   Vocals
Ulysses Jackson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Junie Morrison   Composer
George Clinton   Composer
Oscar Jackson   Composer
Garry Shider   Composer
Mike Miller   Cover Photo
Clarence Thomas   Composer
Matt Anthony   Engineer
Lamar Edwards   Composer
Larrance Dopson   Composer
August Moon   Composer
Tyrone Thomas   Composer
Paloma Ford   Composer
P-Lo   Producer
Hit Boy   Producer
Randy Urbanski   Engineer
D'Mon Dedrick Rolison   Composer
Tyrone Griffin   Composer
Aubrey "Drake" Graham   Composer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
Maria Hernandez   Composer
Dee Brown   Engineer
Terrace Martin   Composer,Producer
Keenon Jackson   Composer,Executive Producer
Swish   Producer
John Flippin   Composer
Ty Dolla Sign   Producer
Sickamore   Executive Producer
Chauncey Hollis   Composer
Nye Lee   Composer,Assistant Executive Producer
Adam Pena   Engineer
William Curtis   Composer
Paulo Rodriguez   Composer
Brandon Moore   Composer
Vincent Cohran   Composer
Jay Cummins   Composer
Steve Carless   Executive Producer
Samuel Ahana   Composer
Travis Margis   Engineer
Kamaiyah   Additional Production
Zihirr Mitchell   Composer
Neil Denning   Engineer

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