YG Explains Why Hip Hop Belongs To The West, How His Friends Almost Killed Him + MORE (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) From making a song named “My N*gga” a #1 hit to an impressive My Krazy Life debut album, YG has proven to live an unconventional life. During a recent interview, the West Coast MC explains how his and other MC’s success

YG’s My Krazy Life is littered with vivid tales of him breaking into people’s homes, witnessing murder and the types of stories that would inspire a Boyz In The Hood sequel. According to YG in his interview with Montreality, his wild past got so intertangled that he once died at the hands of his friends over a misunderstanding:

Homie start shooting, because something happened. Then they start popping back. So I hop in the homie’s ear, I’m right on the side of him, I’m like ‘shoot n*gga.’ I’m like ‘pop that n*gga.’ He start popping again. I’m like ‘keep shooting’, he keep shooting. Come to find out, we walk back in the house, the cars drive off, but the homies called us like ‘y’all n*ggas is shooting at us.’

YG also claims his debut album is a “classic album that nobody expected.” With his sudden rise to fame and other west coast MC’s such as Nipsey Hussle and Kendrick Lamar showing commercial and independent success, YG feels inclined to believe that the center of Hip Hop these days is on the left coast:

[Nipsey Hussle] put out a mixtape for free or you can buy it for $100. He made a motherfu*ken statement. N*ggas on the West Coast are making statements. I came out with a classic album that nobody expected. Kendrick [Lamar] came out, his sh*t went platinum. [DJ] Mustard is producer of the motherfu*cken..for years. You got n*gas like Dom Kennedy on his independent grind, getting this money. West Coast, we got it.

Check out YG’s full interview below:

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  • The Legendary Troll

    this guy is delusional

    • Casor_Greener

      Yeah he on a good one

  • trilltalk1

    HIPHOP belongs to the WEST lol oh ok

    • no it belongs to atl smh

      • Celz

        Young Thug takeover huh?

  • shits funny & i just noticed he said his album was a “classic album that nobody expected.” of course nobody expected it cause nobody aint checkin for it

  • CD Smith

    Nah HipHop..belongs to the south

    • Celz

      Trinidad James be doin his thing… Can’t even front my G..

    • Johnny Boy


  • EniggaMA

    Nah fam west puts out better music but unfortunately south still got it.

    • Johnny Boy

      How so?

      • EniggaMA

        Idk which part u quetioning

      • Johnny Boy

        ”but unfortunately south still got it.”

      • EniggaMA

        The radio plays what the people wanna hear. Until another region takes over the radio. The south got it.

      • Johnny Boy

        L.A. is all over the radio.

        Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Problem, Ty Dolla $ign, and DJ Mustard producing everything. We got major, and independent labels here. Everything. Kendrick is the only rapper going platinum besides Macklemore (Seattle, Washington), Jay Z (Brooklyn, New York), and Drake (Toronto, Canada)…where the south artists going platinum?

      • EniggaMA

        Never said they get no play. Everybody gets some play. But the majority is the south. Record sales mean nothing to me. Everywhere I go the south gets played more than anything. I fux wit Kendrick and west over south but them other dudes u named are not poppin too me. But that’s my opinion

      • Johnny Boy

        In order for a city/state/region to qualify for ”running Hip Hop”, they got to have EVERY aspect. Not just ”radio play”.

      • EniggaMA

        Fam just look at the comments on here. Your probably the only one that thinks the west running it. It’s about what’s popular and that’s exactly what the radio plays. If not they wouldn’t play it. So that is a huge part of it. In fact yall never ran hip hop. East coast clearly ran it. The west joined it and shared the spotlight. If u think not we can go classic album for classic album in the 90’s. Then the south took over. I’m from the Bronx and I’m telling u the south running it. I don’t like it either but it is what it is. You can’t hate on facts

      • Johnny Boy

        So what’s popular on the radio to you, right? All I hear on the main Hip Hop/R&B stations are Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Tinashe, Jhené Aiko, and everything DJ Mustard is producing. How many of those are Southern artists?

      • EniggaMA

        I don’t fcuk wit none of it. I’m talkin hip hop. You left out people to make your argument. Your clearly bias. But just cause you don’t like something doesn’t mean it’s not poppin. You wanna go against the grain that’s cool I’m done wit it. You know what it is just don’t wanna admit it. They don’t even play Kendrick no more.

      • Johnny Boy

        I did name Hip Hop artists, you idiot. And, no I’m not bias. It’s the truth. I don’t see the south running shit.

      • EniggaMA

        Lol u seem upset. Truth hurts I know. Most people saying otherwise but we’re gonna go with what you say because we’ll your ummmmm……NOBODY. FOH nigga. Go get your last word in cause that’s what bitches do.

      • Johnny Boy

        The truth is the south isn’t running Hip Hop.

      • EniggaMA

        If not who?

      • Johnny Boy


      • EniggaMA

        Well I ask how so.

      • Johnny Boy

        Check my other reply below this comment.

      • Celz

        The biggest artists from the south are…….. Lil Wayne and Chris Brown and they are both L.A. swagger jackers. I love down south emcees tho Outkast and Face Mob are on my greatest of all time list easy.

      • EniggaMA

        Never mind the last question. U prolly from cali so your bias

  • water_ur_seeds

    I like about 3 or 4 songs on the album, and them songs are just riding in your car tunes (aside from 1am and sorry mama)…

    I might sound like an oldman even though Im only 28, but it shows how weak hip hop has become calling this album a classic and comparing it to Boyz N Tha Hood…

    Still, atleast dude is getting money legit, and the West are trying to do their own thing at the moment and theres a kinda unity…

  • water_ur_seeds

    ‘According to YG in his interview with Montreality, his wild past got so intertangled that he once died at the hands of his friends over a misunderstanding’

    Daum he once died???

    • William Witherz

      I am curious why no one proofreads on this site, even after several complaints. It did not used to be like this.

      • water_ur_seeds

        Lol nearly every article is full of stupid errors, for such a big site its crazy…

  • Markus

    If YG’s album is considered a “classic”, then the fans of rap today truly don’t look for much out of their music.

  • Stop-Being-Nosey

    Insert Craig Mack line here [YOU WON’T BE AROUND NEXT YEEEAARRR !!!]

    • Celz

      YG been around tho.. He a string of singles years long.. I’m not a fan.. But as far as “ignorant rappers” goes he’s probably the best.. I’d listen to him before most other radio rappers..

      • Stop-Being-Nosey

        I’m aware on how long he’s been around. But the rap game is so fickle, that due to the short attention span that most people have now, his time is coming to an end.

  • Poseidon

    You guys seriously can’t get a minimum wage proof reader over there? Maybe an intern who’d do it for free? Come on, son….

    And coincidentally, just to make it worse, you guys usually only f*ck up that one word that changes the meaning of the whole article if you misspell it. I mean, for real though??…..

  • Opposite Of Everyone

    for a site called ALL hip hop, why does it ONLY focus on ONE element of hip hop – (rap music)??

    don’t think I’ve ever seen an article on graff or b-boyin here..

    • Maitreya One

      word good point

    • hoeyuno

      Funny you say that I was checking a site called hiphopdx the other day and they had a write up on rock steadys 37th anniversary. ..I was like maybe I been frequentin the wrong site..

  • Maitreya One

    HipHop needs it’s own city state it don’t belong to the west it belongs to HipHoppas. He need guidance

  • Dolladae

    West coast is putting out the best music imo. I don’t reall like YG but HS87 just put out we the plug and that shit BANGS! The west got artists like Kendrick, Ab Soul, Audio Push, Rich Rocka, Nipsey and hella more. Better artists than the south and east coast. And more progressive production via Hit Boy. WE THE PLUG!!!!

  • Immortal

    So what we have here is another manufactured rapper. As soon as they said his story sounds like another Boys in the Hood, that was it. All credibility lost. Did he just listen to 2PAC and 50 Cent figuring “Hail Mary” and “Many Men” were going to be the themes to his life? And someone fell out and actually bought “My Nigga”? To those I say y’all are loosers, but this is the sad state of RAP not Hip Hop.

    • Celz

      He’s really a ignorant ass thug from Compton. Game is manufactured, he’s street but his rap image was made to sell records OT. Kendrick is closer to what your average Compton dude would be like.

      • Stop-Being-Nosey

        Actually YG is from Paramount claimin Compton. However it’s only next door.

  • IROC

    This dude better drop some real dope the guys who came before him were pioneers, this dude is just a pimple off the block no coast own hiphop its world wide , he better double that and triple that before he open his mouth, Can you make a hit without the N’word

  • MorganFreemanCousin

    His hottest song was inspired by a south song that they still play in the clubs til this day. The funny thing is that song still had a west coast rapper on it. Rip Mr Magic

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  • I heard a few joints from dude but ion know him…is his album dope? If that left right song is any indication of the album I ain’t buying…I want honest opinions tho, is it worth checkn? By the way I liked that left right video..lmao lot of ratchets in there…how’s that album tho and keep that sht a hunnit

  • Glaw99

    His Shit straight West Coast !! Put u in the mind of The Death Row Era Real Talk.

  • Jonathan Cayol

    Burglary Blood , really ? & how many stories are we gonna hear of your breaking & entries . Disrespectful to parent tracks oh yeah I’m gonna make sure I get that album who needs parents anyway . Man we need more people like him , he seems like he can really be cool , break in my house while I’m running errands & disrespect my mother what a awesome rapper gangster guy .


    another ignorant idiot… smdh. another flop. not a classic at all… anywhere except his block. ps: hiphop dont belong to one coast

  • $85210002

    Classic? And don’t one of his songs sound like it is from the south?