With fully dark-tinted lens on so you can’t see his eyes, YG is lounging back on his chair in a dark blue, half-sleeve button up, a couple chains dangling from his neck. The rapper from Compton has been at the forefront of West coast hip-hop since his release of The Real 4Fingaz, and follow-ups such as Just Re’d Up 1 and 2, as well the the acclaimed Still Brazy.
The latter brought him notoriety for the many banging tracks it held, but most notably ‘FDT.’ An ode to the current President of the United States for which YG holds no affection for. “Right now the biggest lie is Trump 'tryna make America great again. The whole system is corrupted. They playing ball how they playing ball,” he says.
With the numerable accounts of “fake news” and embarrassing tweets leaving the POTUS’ office daily, (and that’s not even mentioning the policies he’s attempted, or even succeeded at putting in place) it’s very easy to hold contempt for the way the governments around us are heading. Maybe we need someone like YG captaining the ship instead.
"If I was President, I'd give all the families across the United States $100,000 to see what they would do with it. If I was President, everybody would go to college for free. If I was President all the food in the grocery stores would be organic. All these police that's killing innocent black people, they'd be doing life in prison .. f** that, slaughter they ass, chop they neck off!”
Of the many torch-bearers keeping the life and culture of hip-hop alive in the west, YG is one of the most innovative. Bridging the gap between bumping, movement-inducing music and lyrical, message-driven content, he continues to inspire people in is own unique way like those that came before him while constantly keeping an eye on which way the industry is headed.
"If Pac was around he'd be pressing the line about all this bullsh*t that's going on. Some of this rap sh*t that's going on, prolly wouldn't be going on. He'd be vocal about it.” Thankfully we have YG to speak up when needed.