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Ty Dolla $ign Told YG His Music Was “Weak” When He First Heard It

By DJ Z | Posted October 31, 2017
"I said it to his face."

The Return of So-Called “Conscious Rap” in Trump’s New America

By Hershal Pandya | Posted February 10, 2017
With a reservoir of injustice for artists to tap into under Trump, will listeners respond by actually, you know, listening?

A Series of Unfortunate Events: When Tragedy Strikes The Studio

By Yoh | Posted January 25, 2017
Studios are holy temples, festival grounds, but they are also home to unfortunate tragedies.
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7 Best Rap Protest Songs of 2016

By Tara Mahadevan | Posted December 14, 2016
Some of our favorite artists successfully used their platform to spread uplifting and inspiring messages.

YG’s “FDT” Movement is the Best Hip-Hop Moment of 2016 #BOTBAwards

By Yoh | Posted November 30, 2016
YG standing tall against Donald Trump during the 2016 election is the best hip-hop moment of 2016.

“F**k Def Jam”: YG Is Upset About ‘Red Friday’ Leaking, But is the Label to Blame?

By DJ Z | Posted November 25, 2016
Eventually, when iTunes murders the digital download and on-demand streaming is the only game in town, leaks will be dead.
Tags: YG, Brief, Opinion

YG Says a New Mixtape is “Koming Soon”

By DJ Z | Posted October 25, 2016
Expect more new music from the Bompton star soon.
Tags: YG, News

YG Continues Campaign Against Police Brutality & Racist Cops on “One Time Comin’”

By Andy James | Posted October 25, 2016
YG’s approach may be different from Kendrick Lamar’s, but his objective is the same.
Tags: YG, New Music, News

DJ Mustard on “400 Summers”: This Is the “Ghetto, Ratchet YG”

By DJ Z | Posted September 12, 2016
YG's made noise in 2016 by making politically-charged music, but it sounds like he's about to change things up.
Tags: YG, News