Album: My Krazy Life

After struggling to secure a release date for his Def Jam debut, YG finally landed a hit with the Jeezy- and Rich Homie Quan-featuring “My Nigga.” And while he needed that Georgian push, My Krazy Life and its ratchet sound, overseen by DJ Mustard, was definitively Californian. So when Metro Boomin got the call to round out the album’s B-side, he outfitted YG with an updated take on mid- and late-’90s L.A. noir rap. The MC uses the space to flex his storytelling abilities through a flow that recalls the Clinton era.