Album Review: YG's 'Still Brazy' (Deluxe Version) Is Exactly What We Needed

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When YG released My Krazy Life, he showed his ability to perfectly capture the stories of the West Coast and hardcore gang life. We wanted more and YG has delivered that with Still Brazy.

From Still Brazy's opening track "Don't Come To LA" featuring Sad Boy, AD and Bricc Baby, you could already tell that you were going to get that unapologetic West Coast rap with the bouncy production.

On "Who Shot Me?" YG seems to address being shot and dealing with the aftermath of it all. He also goes over all of the reasons why someone would have taken a shot at him.

The album in its entirety is a complete story of West Coast life much like the first album and that's not a bad thing at all.

When it comes to old school story-telling from the West Coast, YG has some of the best examples on Still Brazy.

Stand out tracks include, "Twist My Fingaz," "Gimmie Got Shot," "I Got A Question" featuring Lil Wayne, "Still Brazy" and "Police Get Away Wit Murder," a track where YG address the victims of police brutality and shootings along with the seemingly real idea that there are no real consequences for them.

It's similar to the message that Vic Mensa sends on his track "16 Shots." The controversial "FDT" featuring Nipsey Hussle is also a big stand-out track in which they share their detest for the Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential Elections.

In it's essence, Still Brazy is another exceptional piece of music from a very underrated West Coast artist.

While acts like The Game, TDE's Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock have somewhat of a strong-hold on West Coast culture, there is no reason YG shouldn't be mentioned in their company.

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