He we look at the rise of the Compton rapper YG who just dropped his much anticipated Mixtape Red Friday November 25. The rising star from California garnered industry attention with his debut single, “Toot It and Boot It” featuring Ty Dolla Sign, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single’s success resulted in him signing to Def Jam Recordings. In the following years, YG released mixtapes such as The Real 4Fingaz and Just Re’d Up 2, among others.
In June 2013, YG signed a deal to Young Jeezy’s imprint CTE World. His 2013’s single, “My Nigga” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 becoming the highest charting song of his career. He then released the singles “Left, Right” and “Who Do You Love?” featuring Drake, leading up to the release of his debut studio album. His debut album, My Krazy Life, was released on March 18, 2014 by Pu$haz Ink, CTE World and Def Jam, and received critical acclaim and he released his second studio album Still Brazy on June 17, 2016 to critical acclaim.
His much awaited mixtape released today, November 25, YG which features contributions from DJ Mustard, 21 Savage, RJ, and more. The 8-track project is YG’s second drop of the year, following June’s Still Brazy album, and it marks his first mixtape release since 2013’s Just Re’d Up. The Compton rapper has officially arrived, and we can’t wait to his blow up to the uppermost.