YG Says He's Blessed To Be Living

posted Thursday November 28 ,2013 at 09:00AM CST | 24 comments

YG Says He's Blessed To Be Living

Exclusive: YG says that he's giving thanks this year for his life, his family and his musical movement.

YG, who recently aligned himself with Jeezy, says he has several things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

“I'm thankful for my life, my family,” YG says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “God blessed me with everything that he blessed me with. Just the homies and my whole movement and my fans and just everything I got going on. I'm blessed for everything. I'm blessed to be living today. I'm not in jail. I got homies in jail facing life. I'm blessed to be out here, doing what I'm doing.”

YG, whose video for his single “My Hitta” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, has logged more than 1 million views on YouTube, is preparing for the release of his debut major label album, My Krazy Life, which is slated to be released in early 2014. The Compton, California rapper says that he’s learned a tremendous amount about the music industry since teaming with Jeezy

“I be chilling like, ‘This song is the single. It's the single. It’s the single,’” YG says. “But he like, ‘You got to make sure this is the single because if you tell the label it’s the single and they push the button behind the song and the song don't work, that's your ass. You feel me. They ain’t going to believe anything else you say. So it's going to be hard for you.’

“Jeezy just help me like come up with just different ways to think about songs,” YG continues. “With the music, you don't want it to be here and gone tomorrow. You want it to last forever.’”

YG’s discussions with Jeezy led to YG changing his album title from I’m From Bompton to My Krazy Life.  

“The I'm from Bompton shit is only to a certain crowd of people, so only a certain crowd of people is going to buy that,” YG says. “Jeezy like, ‘You bigger than that.’ So, yeah, I came up with the My Krazy Life concept and that's what it is.”

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  • Anonymous
    It still sounds like industry fabricated trash to my ears.
  • Anonymous
    "he's the best rapper out right now" Crack kills homie. Lay off it.
  • Anonymous
    Horrible song. Horrible video. Horrible first week sales.
  • Amanda Lucus
    before I looked at the draft that said $5113, I have faith ...that...my father in law woz like really earning money part time from their laptop.. there brothers friend started doing this for less than twenty one months and as of now paid the loans on there home and bought Ford Focus. this link... www.Fb39.com Yeah, and he and Meek were just photographed together a few weeks back. The only one getting caught up in his feelings is...Drake. I know, it's hard to believe that Drake got emotional.
  • Anonymous
    another example why rap sucks nowdays
  • Anonymous
    Gibbs > YG
  • Anonymous
  • Young Guwop
    Lol at the single being called my hitta now. YG sucks and Jeezy lame for choosing this bum over Gangsta Gibbs.
  • Bompton
    Slick Pulla went no where Freddie Gibbs went No where and the other 20 niggas signed to cte never got a release jeezy only does his own shit
    • JRich
      Sarcasm is lost on all of you shitstains
  • JRich
    YG says he's blessed to be living...front page shit right there.
    • Anonymous
      How can you possibly think this wack motherfucker deserves front page?
    • JRich
      he's the best rapper out right now and if you disagree than you are fucking ignorant. listen to some of his shit and youll clearly see he is better than 99% of all rappers.
    • Young Guwop
      @JRich You must be 15 or a suburban White kid saying some stupid shit like that?
  • Anonymous
    why don't yall post my nigga it has almost 30,000,000 views and is way better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSrTnWDTdwI
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    • Anonymous
      rich homie quan is the new future who was the new t-pain
    • Anonymous
      t-pain was the new akon which was the new nate dogg hm, new is always worse right?
    • ^
      When you're imitating something that already sucked to begin with it's definitely worse.
  • Fred
    I don't think that the person who wrote this article knows anything bout YG or personally is a fan. Everything written couldve been found just by data mining on Google. Real hip hop heads will always see through this kind of journalism. My Hitta has 1,000,000 views but the explicit version "My N*gga" has 27,000,000 views. Thats way more impressive. Do better research next time.
    • philosopher
      FACT! the one with jeezy had 27,777,000 views and thats the original. the dude never heard yg and had to do a few google searches to write an article. thats what hiphop has turned to these days. any body with ethernet can write an article.
    • Anonymous
      Nobody cares how many views it got.