Artist Series: YG

Next up in the XXL Freshman Class is another rapper from Compton: YG. YG stands for Young Gangsta. He was signed to Def Jam in 2009. Umm…I don’t really know what to say about YG. He is not an artist I would normally listen to. Looking at the way the world is accepting music nowadays, the general public will find his music catchy and deem it amazing, but I fail to see the substance in his rhymes. Listening to him, I heard him rap about having sex with women and all the other typical rhymes. But he tries to keep it gangsta.. His beats do remind me of jerkin’ though, the movement that has seemed to have died down now, but that makes sense because jerkin’ originated in California. So YG falls into that pool of rappers that wouldn’t catch my attention but he pleases the public and that seems to be working out for him. I doubt it, but maybe I have the wrong impression. We will see what he brings to the table if he goes mainstream. Enjoy.

-HB