Scott Dudelson/FilmMagicYG’s new album, Still Brazy, features Drake and Lil Wayne, and he’s proud to be respected by the Young Money superstars.
The Compton rapper tells Billboard that he grew idolizing Weezy. “I was Lil Wayne’s fan when I hit like 15, 16 and up. I was all like Lil Wayne’d up, you feel me?” he says. “I told Wayne that s*** too when I met him the first time in like 2009. I hit Wayne up ’cause I grew up on some Wayne s***, so I’m like, ‘I gotta get Wayne on my s***.'”
YG says he’s also a fan of Drake, and knows Drizzy also enjoys his music. “Drake — same thing. Motherf****** respect what I do, how I did it, what I represent, how I represent it. They be hearing about who got the city on lock, like the streets and all that, and my name for sure come up every time.”
Born Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson,YG is proud to represent his hometown: Compton, California. He says he is one of many stars from the city who are proving that Compton does not deserve the negative image portrayed in the media.
“We got Eazy E, Dre, [Ice] Cube out there, [DJ] Quik, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Venus and Serena Williams, and many more. Those are some of the people that shape some of these cultures out here…They really trying to turn [Compton] into a different place.”
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