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YG ripped through the 150th installment of his L.A. Leakers freestyle with Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk and as the Compton rapper consistently delivers an authentic West Coast feeling, his newest album ‘I Got Issues’ shows him in a more personal light.
Speaking with Justin Credible, the Cali native credits much of his sixth studio album to growth and security now that he finally owns all of his masters. Detailing the inspiration behind one of his favorite tracks on the project, YG reveals that “Sober” is a song that he always wanted to make but held out until he was in the position to own his masters and tell his own story. YG admits that the topic of alcoholism is something he wanted to express as an artist who has more control of his music.
YG speaks on the timing of “How To Rob A Rapper,” which was recorded over a year and a half ago, and explains that the record is a story of what he’s experienced living in Los Angeles. YG also sends his condolences to PnB Rock’s family after his sudden passing.
YG goes on to speak about featuring Brittany Renner in his “Toxic” music video and how his relationship woes with the mothers of his kids inspired “Baby Momma.”