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Ranking YG’s Five Best Collaborations

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If there’s one thing you can say about YG, it’s that he’s super-friendly on the microphone. He’ll damn near hand out a verse to anyone if the price is right. Over the course of his near-decade career, he’s created a ton of hits for himself, and other artists that all carry that lucrative, West Coast gangster energy. We’ve handpicked five of the best, even though, admittedly, they are all as hard as can be.

5. “Big Bank Take Lil Bank” by YG feat. 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, and Big Sean

This is the fun-loving YG that makes party tracks so vivacious. His star collaboration track with Big Sean (props to his Kaepernick reference) 2 Chainz, and Nicki Minaj is a certified smasher. YG anchors the thing with a nonsensical collection of bars about jack shit, but the sheer craziness and energy of his delivery make it the best part of the song. This is YG in rare form and we love every minute of it.

4. “Last Time That I Checc’d” by Nipsey Hussle feat. YG

Nipsey Hussle’s the epitome of self-made progress. “Last Time That I Checc’d,” which came out earlier this year, repeatedly hones in on the fact that he built his empire himself. His achievement is amazing, but the content of the song comes off as slightly preachy. That’s when YG brings that trademark nonsensical flow and lines that really take a load off and may elicit a laugh or two. Props to YG bringing the balance and really elevating this song from good to great.

3. “I Got a Question” by YG feat. Lil Wayne

Now, this is a YG song that’ll make you think; much different than the swaggering, shoot-em-up records that populate his discography. Here, YG is angry and confused. He questions the establishment, his girlfriend, the police, all trying to find answers about the way that his daily life is scheduled. He talks himself into solving his problems, and just as he wraps up, Lil Wayne comes in with a smooth autotuned verse that reminds us of just how brilliant he is. This is one of YG’s favorite tracks.

2. “Don’t Come to LA” by YG feat. SadBoy Loko, AD, and Bricc Baby

This track starts off Still Brazy on a dangerous note. All those fake rappers and the bullshit that comes to the West Coast, it’s done. Now. YG’s turf is dangerous; you have to check in or else you get stomped out. Here, his brutal reality is especially apparent in his swaggering opening verse. When he opens up the microphone to AD ad Bricc Baby, they deliver some new spectrums to the mantra that YG delivers, and they’re just as necessary to round up a complete picture.

1. “Toot It and Boot It” by YG feat Ty Dolla $ign

This was the song that introduced most of the world to YG. Here, he was rough – almost unlistenable at certain points as he slurred through his words and verses without much attention to detail. The song’s sole saving grace was Ty Dolla $ign’s uncredited chorus that made it one of the best songs of 2009. This collaboration kicked YG’s career into high gear and will always hold a place in any true fan’s heart.

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Tookey Teams Up With Dolly In Fire New Track “Patek”

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Tookey is a Chicago native who raps about her life and is not afraid to tell it like it is. The passion she has for music came from her parents as they were both HouseHead DJs. Music has always been a huge part of her life but it wasn’t until about three years ago when she fully pursue her dreams and becoming an artist. 

Tookey’s style is what separates her form the rest. In her newest track “Patek,” she teams up with independent artist Dolly where they talk their talk about their drip, jewelry, and lifestyle. In the visual, the duo is seen going bar for bar while not worrying about the time. The visual is to out now so sure to check it out below!

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ARIEL J. – “EXCITED”

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Ariel J. is a name and sound we will become very familiar with inside 2021. After she caught our attention with her buzzworthy single “Enough,” the emerging new singer/songwriter capitalizes on the attention with the release of her anticipated single “Excited.” Featuring fellow rising star Charayana J, the new single is the first official release under her new deal with Young Intelligent LLC. 

Produced by Lug Soda •BMP : 123, “Excited” is a smooth love song about appreciating the beauty of her muse. It’s about the addictive symptoms that come with discovering new love. Ariel J takes us through all the emotions that draw the pleasure of being around the one we love from both a physical and mental point of view. Over the soothing Jazz-esqe production, Ariel admires her love interest’s undeniable features like lips, hypnotizing stare and seductive v-cut that intoxicate her every time. “Excited” is the perfect song for any time of the day or night with your lover while showcasing Ariel J. rarity as an emerging artist in today’s R&B. Making you a newly discovered fan of the rising star from the first listen, instantly.

The song comes as support, appreciation and pride for the LGBTQ community. A community she champions daily through the music, “I hope that my music starts necessary conversations around the way LGBTQ+ people are presented in media, treated as individuals, and understood as a whole.”

She continues: “Being part of the LGBTQ+ community, they’re so many layers to what we feel and are often unable to express. I try to make songs that bridge the gap when it comes to understanding our human experience, highlighting the fact that we’re much more alike than we are different.”

A brief history on Ariel J., the Mississippi native began creating music at nine-year-old. Growing up in church, Ariel’s passion for music became extremely persistent as she got older. She established a grassroots fanbase early on in her career through cover songs. A practice she still promotes til this day with covering chart-topping singles by several of today’s biggest names in R&B. Among the covers, Ariel J. released intriguing originals that showcased her tremendous range and songwriting abilities like “We Deserve Better,” “Layers” and “A Song For You.” It’s merely a matter of time before Ariel J. is synonymous with one of the best songwriters in the business along with being one of the best new entertainers. 

Definitely, a refreshing new sound needed on the charts right now. She’s the total package. Her popularity only continues to grow via word of mouth and social media. Producing catchy singles, undeniable beauty, and enormous co-signs from fans and collaborators. 

Ariel J. is ready to further her career in 2021 with an anticipated debut project(s) release expected late in the year. “I have an EP on the way called ‘LET ME BE.’ It’s a very personal project– a glimpse into my home life, my dating life, my journey as a person and as an artist. Can’t wait to share it,” said Ariel J.

Lately, the fearless talent has been very vocal about how she plans to fill the void missing in today’s music industry, stating, “There aren’t enough songs centered around love, unity, and understanding. I want to help usher these kinds of messages into mainstream media.”

Upcoming projects, more covers, and other intangibles. Now is the perfect origin point to get familiar with Ariel J and what’s next. To stay up-to-date on everything Ariel J., follow the rising talent on social media. 

Stream Ariel J’s new single below and check out the lyric visual here.

(April 28, 2021) The thrill of discovery and attraction is universal. The when, where, how, why and who don’t really matter. When that connection happens. When two people are simpatico. When they vibe, then they just vibe. And you get excited. That is the message that Mississippi native and singer songwriter Ariel J. delivers on her latest single “Excited.”

The cut is a sweet ballad, made all the sweeter through Ariel J.’s intimate and sensual delivery that draws the listener to the description of every aspect of her lover’s mannerisms, touch and the cut of her body, and how that love is so overpowering that it compels you to give every inch of yourself to that person.

“Excited” is a song that reminds us that love is love and that attraction transcends all of the cultural and political limitations and barriers that society has erected. As a member of the LGBTQ community, Ariel J. says that she hopes to use her music to champion that that community and causes. “Being part of the LGBTQ+ community, they’re so many layers to what we feel and are often unable to express. I try to make songs that bridge the gap when it comes to understanding our human experience, highlighting the fact that we’re much more alike than we are different.”

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Young M. A. Delivers New Summer Banger “Don Diva” ft. Rubi Rose And Produced by JayUncut

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Sony Producer JayUncut is back at it again! The Atlanta native has teamed up with Young M.A. and Rubi Rose on their fire new track, “Don Diva.” Throughout the track, we are blessed with the high-energy beat that JayUncut delivers which takes the track to a whole new level while we hear Young M. A. go bar for bar stating:

“Ain’t no need to get the pistol, I’m already packin’ (Grr)

Slim John, but she carryin’ a paddywagon (Ooh)

She from the A, I said, “What’s good”, she said, “What’s hattnin’, hattnin’?” hattnin’, hattnin’?)”

Rubi Rose tells it like it is and goes on to say:

“Ride around like a boss (Yeah), Rubi Rose in that Rolls (Yeah)

I’ma bad bitch (Yeah), I ain’t no Busta Rhymes”

Along with releasing the track, they even dropped a cinematic visual to go along with it. The visual already has over 250,000 views and counting. The track landed a spot on Young M. A.’s newest project “Off The Yak” which is out today! Be sure to check out the visual below!

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