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With the continuing rise of west coast hip-hop, it seems the unity to bring Cali back can only last so long before the sense of competition sets in. Young “Bompton” rapper, YG, recently was on DJ Funk Flex‘s show and spit a freestyle and he rapped some lines that raised questions. YG accused rappers of biting his style.

He spit “I’m talking to two f^ks by the way / “Arrauugh!..Like whaat! By the way”

“Arrauugh” is a popular adlib and catchphrase by Young Money and Last King’s own Tyga. And “Like Whaaat!” is a popular song by LA rapper, Problem.

All three MC’s are from Compton, California and are almost from the same rapper generation. As a west coast rap fan, it is interesting to see if the claims are true. YG has fired shots through twitter calling Tyga’s promo for YG’s first album “fake”, which hasn’t been further explained.

YG in his interviews let it be known that he isn’t feeling Problem by simple not speaking about him when asked. When DJ Self brings up Problem, YG simple responds with “Who?”

I’ve always wondered whenever YG is asked who are the other west coast rappers bubblin’ in Cali, he never mentions Tyga or Problem when they are also clearly making noise. Ever since I heard this freestyle it all makes sense, YG is more than likely subliminally saying these are two of the rappers who are biting his style.

Two other MC’s who I noticed YG never mentions in interviews is Sage The Gemini and Iamsu!, but that could be another story. Do you feel like rappers like Problem and Tyga are stealing YG’s sound? Let me know what you think!!

– Norman Galang

#RapNerdsUnite

Remember to follow me on IG: @normangalang and Twitter: @normgalang. Go purchase YG’s debut album, “My Krazy Life” in stores right now!

 

 

Compton or Bompton’s own young spitter, YG will be releasing his debut album “My Krazy Life” tomorrow! If you are like me and couldn’t help it, you already listened to the whole album as soon as it leaked. YG surpassed all my expectations and came with a classic khakis-suit and chuck taylor west coast banger. 

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When YG said “I’m bout to bring the coast back” I should have taken him more seriously. With the help of DJ Mustard, the 24-year old rapper is gonna make the whole world throw their W’s up.

Jeezy said it best, YG is bringing a new age west coast “Chronic” sound. “My Krazy Life” sounds like 1992 gangsta rap but with a millennium touch. Where as 90’s west coast rap was focused more on being the hardest stone cold killa, YG carries that tradition but turns the party up just as much as the heat. I haven’t heard a rapper perfectly mix the gangsta rap while being a party MC since Snoop Dogg.

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YG 400 represents what I would imagine an early kid in his 20’s who grew up gang bangin’ in Los Angeles would be about: coolin’ with the homies, gettin’ at the females, partying at the function, drinking, smoking and representing your neighborhood.

His debut album is the realistic soundtrack to a carefree teenager coming from one of the worst neighborhoods in the country. 

Songs like “Who Do You Love?” featuring Drake and “Left, Right” with DJ Mustard are perfect examples of Cali club bounce music; “Meet the Flockers” depicts YG and his homie Tee Cee executing a home invasion; “BPT” and “Bicken Back Being Bool” reflect on YG’s gang bangin’ past and “Sorry Momma” featuring Ty Dolla $ign on the hook is the guaranteed tear jerking album closer.

After listening to this album I feel like I just spent the whole day in Bompton with YG.

Definitely coppin’ this tomorrow!

– Norman Galang

#RapNerdsUnite
Follow me on Twitter @normgalang and on IG @normangalang

I’m back! Sorry for the sudden leave of absence! I’m contemplating on restructuring my blog with more original content while bringing up different topics and incorporating more of my humble opinion.

For those who are new to my page, my name is Norman Galang. I’m a 21-year old University of Florida student in the College of Journalism. I’m an aspiring hip-hop journalist and producer. And the hip-hop culture is one the things I love and the most passionate about. I always loved the idea of channeling your passion and interests to others and blogging is one of the best ways to do that.

Although hip-hop is one of, if not the most popular genre in the mainstream, I believe that it is still overlooked as one of the best art forms in the world. One of my personal goals is to convey that message.

For my usual readers, I will continue to break down and discuss new artists, songs, trends and events in the rap world.

I appreciate you for reading and much love!

And oh, a reflection of ScHoolboy Q’s #Oxymoron coming soon. “O-X-Y I’M MORRROONNN”

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– @NormGalang #RapNerdsUnite

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