(2018) Stay Dangerous

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... read moreYG made artistic strides throughout 2016 with the scathing protest track "FDT," fully realized second full-length Still Brazy, and intermediary mixtape Red Friday. A clutch of unapologetically hedonistic singles in 2017 kept the Bomptown rapper visible and also pointed toward the approach taken with...

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50′:32″ 15 Songs

1
10 Times
Yg
2:39
2
Bulletproof
Yg
2:35
3
Handgun
Yg
3:34
4
Suu Whoop
Yg
3:05
5
Cant Get In Kanada
Yg
2:22
6
Too Cocky
Yg
2:52
7
Big Bank
Yg
3:59
8
Power
Yg
2:54
9
Slay
Yg
4:44
10
666
Yg
4:39
11
Too Brazy
Yg
3:30
12
Pussy Money Fame
Yg
2:59
13
Deeper Than Rap
Yg
3:23
14
Free The Homies Interlude
Yg
1:54
15
Bomptown Finest
Yg
5:23
Released 03 August 2018, ℗ 2018 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

YG made artistic strides throughout 2016 with the scathing protest track "FDT," fully realized second full-length Still Brazy, and intermediary mixtape Red Friday. A clutch of unapologetically hedonistic singles in 2017 kept the Bomptown rapper visible and also pointed toward the approach taken with his third proper album. More functional than creative, Stay Dangerous recalls -- with a 2018 perspective -- the predominantly callous spirit of the early mixtapes. The album backslides across familiar territory in routine if efficient style, with looming highlights such as the DJ Mustard co-productions "Suu Whoop" and "Too Cocky" putting new twists on the tried and true form. Almost all the moments of reflection are fleeting and flanked by contradictory boasts. The contrast is sharpest on "Deeper Than Rap," in which YG regrets the time he's away from his daughter, reaffirms his predilection for "stank hoes" "that fuck on the first date, dick all in they face," and reveals to his grandmother that he's uncertain about Christianity -- all in one verse. There is no such inconsistency in "Bomptown Finest," a kind of G-funk blues number that closes out the album as a major payoff for listeners eager to hear YG rap about his complex life outside "Pussy Money Fame." ~ Andy Kellman