Can’t wait for YG’s sophomore album to drop this Friday? Well, you’re in luck: The Compton rapper just blessed fans by releasing Still Brazy as an Apple Music exclusive Tuesday night—a move he teased via Twitter:
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Earlier this month, YG revealed the album’s title track as well as the official tracklist. The project quickly generated a lot of buzz, as it included features by everyone from Drake and Lil Wayne to Joe Moses and Jay 305. Fans were also glad to see that previous singles, like "Twist My Fingaz," "Why You Always Hatin?" featuring Drake and Kamaiyah, and the politically charged “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” with Nipsey Hussle would be included on the project.
After an early spin of Still Brazy it's clear YG has progressed as a lyricist, and he's going deeper with his personal narrative as a man born and bred in Compton. One track that immediately jumps out is "Who Shot Me?" which details the night he was shot at a recording studio in Studio City, Calif. He also goes the socio-political route on "FDT," and highlights the divide between blacks and Latins in the greater Los Angeles area on "Blacks & Browns."
You can listen to the full album exclusively on Apple Music for the next 48 hours. It’s a solid preview of what's to come when YG launches his Endless Summer tour with G-Eazy, Logic and Yo Gotti later this month. Still Brazy is also available for purchase on iTunes, or you can stream it below via Spotify.