(AllHipHop News) California spitter YG returned last Friday with his highly anticipated third studio album. Stay Dangerous contained several notable features.
A$AP Rocky appeared on the song "Handgun." YG also assembled a roster of top talent for "Big Bank." 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj appeared on the single. Beats 1 Radio host Zane Lowe caught up with the Def Jam recording artist to talk about Stay Dangerous.
"Rocky's been reaching out to me since I first came out with the first album. And we never did no records until now," said YG. "He’s always going to tell you whatever. Like he called me and was like, 'Man, I just seen this picture on the Gram. You look fly bro. You are fly, you feel me. Don't let nobody tell you anything else.'"
YG added, "I finally had a record that sounded like something that he would rock with. So I called him to the studio one day. He's like, 'Oh, it's fire. I’m hopping on this right now.' It happened just like that." When it came to "Big Bank," YG broke down how the track was first created in Georgia's capital city.
"We made that song in like 15-20 minutes. So we went to Atlanta. Atlanta is why I did My Krazy Life in LA. All my biggest songs came from me recording in Atlanta with Mustard," explained the 4Hunnid boss. "So we had planned this Atlanta trip to go finish the album. We went out there, pull out to the studio. We had the conversation. It was me, the homie Nano, and Mustard. We need some big records. We need the singles. We need all that."
YG continued, "Me and Mustard start talking about the sounds. I'm like, 'Bro, like our old sh-t, how we came into the game, like the mixtape stuff.' So we had that conversation. Mustard started making the beat. He was about to pass it up. I'm like, 'Nah, bro, that's the beat.'" According to the 28-year-old emcee, 2 Chainz was the first featured artist to hop on the song. Big Sean later sent his verse in. Then Nicki Minaj was added to the record.
Zane Lowe's full interview with YG airs Monday, August 6th at 9:30 am PT on Beats 1 on Apple Music.