YG Announces Album Title and Release Date
Billboard.com reports that YG is still releasing his new album despite his June 6 show at New York's Irving Plaza getting canceled due to the continuing police investigation into the fatal shooting that took place at the venue last week.
The Compton rapper announced the remixed LP title for his sophomore effort as well as the release date early Thursday morning (June 2). "New album title alert STILL BRAZY 6.17.16," he tweeted. The set was initially called Still Krazy, and follows his 2014 chart-topper My Krazy Life.
YG previously released the three tracks "Twist My Fingaz," his second Drake collaboration "Why You Always Hatin?" co-starring Oakland rapper Kamaiyah and the Nipsey Hussle-assisted anti-Donald Trump track "FDT (F--k Donald Trump)." The latter even had the Secret Service reaching out to YG and his Def Jam label.
Still Brazy drops June 17.
Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, better known by his stage name YG, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It" featuring Ty Dolla Sign, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single's success resulted in him signing to Def Jam Recordings. In the following years, YG released mixtapes such as The Real 4Fingaz and Just Re'd Up 2, among others.
In June 2013, YG signed a deal to Young Jeezy's imprint CTE World. His 2013's single, "My Nigga" featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, it has peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest charting song of his career. He then released the singles "Left, Right" and "Who Do You Love?" featuring Drake, leading up to the release of his debut studio album. His debut album, My Krazy Life, was released on March 18, 2014 by Pu$haz Ink, CTE World and Def Jam, and received critical acclaim.