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YG Releases Second Album

‘Still Brazy’ Is More Defiant Than Ever


YG’s second full-length Still Brazy (lyrics replace “C”s with “B”s to show allegiance to Bloods over Crips) exists very much in the moment, and that moment is immersed in L.A. gang culture. “I got trust issues!” says the 26-year-old rapper and assassination-attempt survivor on “Who Shot Me?” as he unloads paranoid thoughts about the incident. “Bool, Balm and Bollected” bounces like a remake of Tupac/Snoop Dogg’s gangsta-swagga classic “America’s Most Wanted.” The psycho-ghostly caveat “Don’t Come to L.A.” ends with gunshots. Alongside Latino rapper Sad Boy, YG urges street solidarity on “Blacks & Browns,” while his impressive speed-rhyming enlivens the muscular title track and “I Got a Question” (featuring ubiquitous Lil Wayne spitting the bridge). As anthems “FDT” (“Fuck Donald Trump”) and “Police Get Away wit Murder” underscore, YG is more defiant and anti-authority than ever.

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