STAY DANGEROUS

YG - STAY DANGEROUS
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2018 Ratings: #615 / 719
User Score
Based on 145 ratings
2018 Ratings: #811
August 3, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

Stay Dangerous YG springs to its [Compton] defense, spinning hard-edged street stories through a hypnotic haze of thick, hyphy G-funk, the kind favored by ‘90s forbearers like DJ Quik and King T.

80
Northern Transmissions
For YG’s newest project, he brings outlandish vocals again and again for a record that never lets you even think about the backing tracks on it. Though much of its production is fairly boring, YG compensates and then some for it.
75
A.V. Club

It pretty much all works, in the way that all of YG’s music works, anchored by superlative taste and a flow as versatile and reliable as T.I. in his prime.

75
Consequence of Sound
Whether it’s the cancerous growth-over-everything logic of capitalism or the short attention span of rap fans raised on 10-second Instagram clips, it feels like rappers can’t just make good albums anymore. Anything less than an instant classic and they must have fallen off. But, if YG can keep dropping solid projects like this, the rest of us will stay streaming.
70
Rolling Stone

YG’s spent years grappling with the tensions from his life as a celebrity gangster, but for most of Stay Dangerous, he seems content to let his guard down a little.

65
Pitchfork

It’s fun and flashy and club ready. But for YG, an artist we’ve come to expect the unexpected from, someone currently standing at a career-defining intersection, Stay Dangerous is an exercise in predictability.

65
The 405
This isn’t YG’s loosest album or his most serious one, but a strange fusion of those two mindsets. It feels like market research, meant to determine what kind of YG listeners like the best.
65
Spectrum Culture

YG may have opened up his circle more on Stay Dangerous, but he keeps his private matters more tightly locked than before.

60
The Guardian

Stay Dangerous may have been designed to hammer home the seriousness of YG’s gang background, but his wisest move was to match the menace with a sense of exuberant fun.

60
Slant Magazine

There's a weariness beneath the surface of YG's Stay Dangerous, which takes a step back from the topical.

60
XXL

Stay Dangerous doesn't quite feel like the grand statement of Still Brazy or My Krazy Life. It's a slight step back from a rapper who is capable of much greater.

60
Highsnobiety

Stay Dangerous isn’t as engaging as previous full-lengths My Krazy Life and Still Brazy, but there’s enough here to show that YG can channel the spirit of gangsta rap into a contemporary, club-driven sound.

60
PopMatters

The lack of lyrical range has been a longstanding criticism, particularly when matched with his technical shortcomings but off the back of Still Breezy and Red Friday this feels a disappointing backward step, short of ideas and focus.

60
AllMusic

More functional than creative, Stay Dangerous recalls -- with a 2018 perspective -- the predominantly callous spirit of the early mixtapes.

60
No Ripcord

The issue with Still Dangerous is that he doesn't fully commit to any given sound.

50
The Needle Drop
YG tries to 'Stay Dangerous' by going the generic trap route.
LepardRyan
45
This just a sounds outdated. There’s still a handful of good tracks, but this lacks the direction and vibe that Still Brazy had.
Z.Younk
65
I get the hate, comparing it to Still Brazy (I guess people skipped Red Friday) but its actually a solid 3rd LP for him, he maintains the balance between the hard west-coast sound thats garnered his fanbase and the goofy effervescent personality that makes it so infectious. I like that the over all production and content is abstract enough to set it apart from his other body of work, which is usually more focused on one concept and sound.
BradTasteMusic
41
this album is filled to the brim with wack ass lyrics and wack production
Tsareena
58
Production was a bit stale and subject matter not really interesting. There's still some bops on this though
Faves: Suu Whoop, Big Bank, P*ssy Money Fame
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Track List

  1. 10 TIMES
  2. BULLETPROOF (feat. Jay 305)
  3. HANDGUN (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  4. SUU WHOOP
  5. CANT GET IN KANADA
  6. TOO COCKY
  7. BIG BANK (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)
  8. POWER (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  9. SLAY (feat. Quavo)
  10. 666 (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
  11. TOO BRAZY (feat. Mozzy)
  12. PUSSY MONEY FAME
  13. DEEPER THAN RAP
  14. FREE THE HOMIES INTERLUDE
  15. BOMPTOWN FINEST
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