YG's sophomore album, Still Krazy, is slated for a 2016 release. In his cover story with The FADER, there are some new details about the album.
Producer DJ Mustard is a lot less involved, but the two did have a few sessions over the summer. Expect to hear beats from Terrace Martin, London On Da Track and Hit-Boy and Metro Boomin'.
YG's A&R man Sickamore calls Still Krazy "darker" and more "paranoid" compared to My Krazy Life.
The songs on the album will linger between heart-felt (about his daughter) to life-threatening (getting shot earlier this year). 50 Cent is also set to make an appearance.
"There are songs about YG’s infant daughter, Harmony, and the new sense of purpose she’s given him. There’s a screed on the police brutality that has made recent headlines—but instead of a plea or a spiritual, it’s a war cry, calling for his comrades to stay armed in light of cops that get away with murder. One coy takedown of freeloaders revives an old Compton colloquialism he picked up from family, “Gimme got shot”—a quick retort for when someone asks for something rudely. There are anthems about staying bool, balm, and bollected, and a 50 Cent verse that’s as good as 50’s sounded in a decade, where he raps with youthful hunger alongside YG and Nipsey Hussle about wanting a Benz he’s surely already owned twice."During the interview, YG also expanded upon taking bullets while leaving a LA recording studio back in June.
"That was some inside type, somebody-was-really-coming-to-get-me type shit," YG said. “It was like niggas knew where we was at, and they was coming to do what they was supposed to do."But YG isn't going to name names.
"We ain’t gon’ speak on ‘em, we ain’t go give ‘em no fame. I ain’t gon’ shed no light on they careers, or they life, or whatever the fuck they doing, YG said. “I feel like this: Los Angeles County is sick right now. It’s bad. Everybody mad out here right now. All the young motherfuckers, they getting money, they motivated. We had something to do with that because we came up. It brought opportunity for motherfuckers and shed more light on the West Coast. The music shit start popping again out here. We got strip clubs now, you feel me? It’s a lot of motherfuckers doing music now. It’s a lot of females becoming models and shit now. We got something to do with that. But at the same time, it’s a lot of motherfuckers that’s mad because they see what I’m doing, and they want my spot so bad."