YG and DJ Mustard are each highly-accomplished on their own, but everyone knows they’re at their best together - and a late Wednesday announcement confirms they have reunited.
Announced via Twitter, the two Southern California artists revealed plans for the release of a new, free mixtape, entitled 400 Summers.
The pair first began working together in 2010, on YG's The Real 4 Fingaz mixtape, and continued their collaborative work on the Just Re’d Up mixtape series. In 2014, YG and DJ Mustard surprised listeners with the former's debut, My Krazy Life, dubbed as one of the best rap albums of of the year, and further proved themselves as one of the most dynamic rapper/producer duos in hip-hop.
Their relationship fell apart in 2015, however, and both parties aired out their grievances on social media. Mustard wrote on Instagram that he wasn’t paid for his work on My Krazy Life, and YG responded by saying he wasn’t paid for his voice to be used on Mustard’s producer tag.
After time apart, though, the duo reunited in April. “For a whole year me and this nigga @djmustard ain’t been BOOL ‘at all,'” YG posted on Instagram, under a flick of himself and DJ Mustard together. “But niggaz FINALLY sat it down and holla’D like some successful ass day 1’s pose 2 uhhhhhhh now…. WE BACK BITCHES!!!!”
While fans were surprised to see Mustard's name absent from YG's latest album, Still Brazy, by the time the two got back together the album had already been completed. Like it's predecessor, My Krazy Life, has been heralded by critics, this time offering producers like DJ Swish, Terrace Martin and 1500 or Nothin’ the chance to bask in the behind-the-boards spotlight.
A release date for 400 Summers hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll be ready when it arrives.
By WIlliam E. Ketchum III on Twitter at @WEKetchum
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