YG Breaks Down The Meaning Behind His 'Stay Dangerous' Album Title

Listen to the Compton emcee's new LP.

(AllHipHop News) Today saw the arrival of YG's third studio album Stay Dangerous. The LP includes guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla Sign, A$AP Rocky, Quavo, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and more. Zane Lowe chatted about the project with YG on the radio host's Beats 1 show.

"So stay dangerous, the word, the saying comes from the streets of LA. That’s just how we talk. That’s a part of the lingo," explained YG. "You’re with your friends and you depart from your friends, you’ll tell them, alright Bro I’m going to see you later. Be safe. You know what I’m saying? We don’t say that. We say 'stay dangerous' because being safe is like you’re playing defense. You’re waiting on something to happen, to move. No, we’re dangerous. We're playing offense."

He continued, "When I came up with the concept Stay Dangerous, I was in the studio rapping on trap beats. Different type of beats. Like 'Handgun' type of beats. While I was doing it, I’m like, 'I’m about to name the album Stay Dangerous because what I’m doing is unexpected.' People ain’t even expecting this and that’s a form of being dangerous."

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