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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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“No Time To Play Fair” Season 1 Episode 6: “No Lackin” | @Fairplay_2333 @SSDFPodcast (Web Series

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Chicago rapper Fairplay 2333 stars in the web series “No Time To Play Fair”, this is episode six entitled “No Lackin”. “No Lackin” is a Chicago term used to always stay on point and keep yourself protected at all times, so you guess what this episode contains. Do Play and his crew get caught lackin or not, make sure you watch to find out. 

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@Elhae Reveals ‘Aura’ Tour + REVOLT Live!

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Set to kick off November 5th in Toronto, Motown recording artist Elhae (@ELHAE) continues his ‘Aura III‘ campaign by revealing the ‘Aura‘ Tour. In addition to the tour announcement, the Peach State vocalist is the latest guest to appear on REVOLT TV‘s new live series Soundcheck

The intimate session finds the Kehlani-collaborator highlighting his pristine pipes and undeniable ability to capture the attention of any room. Executing a medley of songs off his critically acclaimed ‘Aura III‘ project, the soulful performance with bandmates Matt DunlapGourty MaxxJasmine CarsonMarcaelis Sanders, and Busco gives fans a glimpse at what they can expect as he gears up to hit the road. 

Aura III‘ is a sleekly cinematic, unfailingly earnest project filled with mesmerizing vocals, hypnotic production, and guest appearances from Rick Ross and Masego. Showcasing his delicately powerful voice and ability to oscillate between island-inflected bops and jazz-tinged romantic overtures, the project only reaffirms his status as an artist to watch. That designation was hard-earned through years of memorable collaborations, steady releases, and meaningful fan engagement. The songs have resonated, too—the Masego-featuring “My City” has over 8M streams globally, and the project as a whole nearly 20M.  

Watch the live performance as well as stream ‘Aura III‘ in its entirety after the jump and purchase your tickets for Elhae’s ‘Aura Tour‘ | HERE

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O Racks, Rhoco Benjie & Zeeko Release “Im The Type”

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Following his collaboration with Pop Smoke affiliate Sosa Geek, O Racks (@TreeGang_racks) connects with Drake-producer Yozora for “I’m The Type.” Accompanied by Rhoco Benjie and Zeeko, the follow up to “We Made It” finds the New York native adopting a Detroit / LA influenced flow while boasting about his lavish lifestyle. The trio effortlessly trade bars over the bouncy beat setting the stage for the Tree Gang Entertainment CEO’s next release.

“In Hollywood everyone parties together. When you’re not an LA native you notice the locals taste in music. From what I witnessed, most people gravitate towards Cali and Detroit type beats because the energy makes it easy to dance to. So I told the producer to send me something in that lane. Soon as I heard it, the first verse just flew out – I’m the type of nigga start it up and air it out. The rest was history,” says O Racks when describing the song’s origins.

Born and raised in Hempstead, O Racks decided early in life he would pursue music professionally. Dedicated to the craft, O Racks began rapping and creating songs, even traveling outside of the tri-city area expanding his reach to Rhode Island, California, Atlanta, and Miami. With each release he acquired more fans and sharpened his skills, eventually catching the ear of Rich The Kid. The relationship spawned two records, “Prices” and “Look At Me, ” which received radio airplay soon after being released. Fast forward, he incorporated his independent music label Tree Gang Entertainment and took it to Hollywood. 

Stream “I’m The Type” after the jump and watch the music video for “We Made It” | HERE via The Orchard.

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