Last night, the up-and-coming Compton rapper YG played what’s sure to be the first of many guest-heavy shows at the Fader Fort, always a hub for big moments. Befitting his status as a leading light of the revitalized West Coast rap scene, YG had a couple of important guests: Ratchet-music crooner Ty Dolla $ign who ran through early on to perform his solo hit “Paranoid,” and West Coast eminence Snoop Dogg, who did a quick four-song greatest-hits set in the middle of YG’s set. I was at the show, and while YG doesn’t quite carry himself like a star onstage yet, perhaps it’s some measure of his importance that his guests stayed onstage after they were done performing. Below, watch YG end his set with his hit “My Nigga” with Snoop and Ty$ onstage. And also below, hear “Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin),” the intense and great new Kendrick Lamar collab from YG’s forthcoming debut My Krazy Life.)
My Krazy Life is out 3/18 on Def Jam.