LAME OR FLAMES…
Stay Dangerous is YG’s third studio album and his first since 2016’s Still Brazy.
YG informed fans of the album during a festival: “Listen, I got a public service announcement and … if y’all one of my real fans, y’all gon’ be really … happy. It’s been a long time coming. My new … album on the … way, Stay Dangerous.”
Here’s my list from least flames to most flames (excluding interludes.) Song info provided by Genius.
NO. 14 – “Can’t Get In Kanada”
YG comes in with a hard, fast flow to flaunt that he has and can get what others do not have and can’t get. This is emphasized at the end of each hook and the beginning of his verse when he shouts out to Mustard to tell everyone to “catch up” to him.
NO. 13 – “Bompton Finest”
YG and Mustard finish the album with a more mellow track, presenting the seriousness of life in Compton and the difficulties that establish itself throughout. YG accredits himself for being able to make it out successfully and become the man he is today, but ensures that he always stays true to who he has and where he came from.
NO. 12 – “Power” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Both artists compliment a girl on how she is enticing enough to have them both coming back to her for more sex, making them act and feel differently about her in comparison to other women they have been with.
NO. 11 – “Deeper Than Rap”
YG explains how he is constantly sticking his neck out for others but doesn’t receive the same treatment in return. Now that he is a successful artist full of fame and riches, people are just trying to use him for some sort of personal benefit that goes beyond him being a rapper.
NO. 10 – “Pussy Money Fame”
NO. 9 – “Too Cocky”
“Too Cocky” is a reference to Right Said Fred’s song “I’m Too Sexy,” and the chorus follows a similar pattern.
NO. 8 – “10 Times”
YG starts his 3rd studio album by rapping about the many reasons, from ‘holding it down’ for the ones that depend on him to battling it out at ‘the courthouse’ for his freedom, that make it ‘ten times harder for a real nigga.’
NO. 7 – “Slay” (Feat. Quavo)
NO. 6 – “Suu Whoop”
Suu Whoop’ is a gang call often used by the Bloods which mimics the sound of a police car. YG has long been vocal about his affiliation to the Bloods, with this track continuing that legacy with references to the Bloods chosen color red, slang used by the Bloods and gang rivalries with the crips.
YG also uses the track to call out ‘fake-bloods.’ One such person who is likely the target of these calls is controversial rapper Tekashi 69.
NO. 5 – “Too Brazy” (Feat. Mozzy)
The two demonstrate their connection not only through gangbanging but also through how they can come together and compliment each other on a typical West Coast style beat to indicate how their lives are ‘Too Brazy’ in all aspects.
NO. 4 – “Handgun” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
NO. 3 – “Bulletproof” (Feat. Jay 305)
Both rappers go on to assert the fact that absolutely nothing, not even bullets can stop them from living lavishly because they still stay connected to their gangbanging roots.
NO. 2 – “666” (Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
Both rappers spit with an aggressive tone towards those that seem to be agitating or irritating them, warning them to back off or they’ll come for you.
NO. 1 – “Big Bank” (Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj)
As the title suggests, the whole squad brags about their wealthy and luxurious lifestyles.
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