(AllHipHop News) Compton, California has a long history in Hip Hop. Veteran acts like DJ Quick, N.W.A, and Game have held the city down for years.
New school emcees Kendrick Lamar and YG are helping to keep Compton relevant, but according to Suge Knight only one of those artists is truly representing the new West Coast properly.
“YG is in a class by himself,” Suge told BET. “I think the difference is that, some people have a script, some people have a motive. They turn around and say, ‘Okay I’ma be from this neighborhood and I’m going to represent this neighborhood because I’m trying to get on as a rapper.’ YG really represents that s**t.”
While Suge praises the “My N***a” rapper, the former head of Death Row Records also throws a few shots at Game.
“YG really pushing Bompton. Other than that I can’t think of one Compton rapper, even if it’s Game,” added Suge. “Game in an article saying that he’s a ‘former’ gang member. You’re not old enough to really be a gang member yet you say you’re a ‘former’ gang member. YG is a guy that, he represent his music, he represents the city. YG is the only one that made it that has not bowed down and showed he had panties.”
YG released his debut studio album My Krazy Life in March. The project featured fellow Los Angeles rappers Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ty Dolla Sign.
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Watch Suge Knight’s interview below.