With all due respect to Dom Kennedy and Laces, but YG has been the flag bearer for West Coast summer anthems for the past few years now.
From his debut album My Krazy Life to its follow-up Still Brazy, Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson has given the City of Angels bonafide “top down” bangers for many moons. And today, Fo’ Hunnit wants to do it again with his third studio album, Stay Dangerous.
Kicking the campaign off with the BET UnCut-ready “Pop It, Shake It” (which didn’t make the cut), YG kept it coming with “Handgun” with A$AP Rocky, the braggadocio posse cut “Big Bank” with 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj, and “Suu Whoop,” a track so covered in crimson that, twenty years ago, it probably would have Los Angeles radio station program directors in fear of their lives had they played it on air, ha.
Now, drenched in all things red, the Boolest Man Alive comes through with a dozen more songs (well, 11 and an interlude) with features from Ty Dolla $ign, Mozzy, Quavo, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Press play on Stay Dangerous below. I’m pretty sure that most, if not all of L.A. residents, will be blasting this at ignorant volumes for the second half of summer and beyond.