AOTY 2019

Still Brazy

YG - Still Brazy
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #58 / 763
Year End Rank: #36
User Score
Based on 361 ratings
2016 Ratings: #147
June 17, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The 405

Still Brazy ... is undoubtedly the most urgent rap album of the year thus far.

84
HipHopDX

Still Brazy is a testament that real-life experience breeds the best music but we can do without the shootouts from this point on. We need you alive YG to fully realize your potential because it's nothing short of incredible.

83
Consequence of Sound

There’s an instant appeal about most of the music on Still Brazy, with that breezy West Coast energy that’s especially effective this time of year.

80
Pitchfork

Still Brazy solidifies YG as a torch-bearer for west coast gangster rap.

80
Spin

Whereas My Krazy Life offered a fairly straightforward narrative about a haphazard 24 hours of YG’s Compton exploits, Still Brazy starts by focusing inwards and widens its lens to the outside world, linking the scrutiny around YG’s personal life to the universal horror of being persecuted simply because of what you look like.

80
AllMusic

While the Game grows older and Kendrick's music ventures further out, YG offers a West Coast way to keep their heads ringin', and maybe shake something loose in the process.

80
Slant Magazine

These tracks represent some of the best-produced hip-hop music of the year. While My Krazy Life got a lot of mileage out of executive-producer DJ Mustard's minimalist G-funk, the new album draws from more diverse collaborations.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

In the end, all I can say is that Still Brazy is an amazing piece of music. There are some guest spots from some guys named Lil Wayne and Drake, and there are no singles like My Krazy Life’s DJ Mustard-produced “My Nigga,” but every song lands, resounds, resists, and repeats true to its aim.

80
Exclaim!

YG avoids the sophomore slump with Still Brazy by evoking the crown jewels of West Coast hip-hop royalty.

80
PopMatters

No one out there is crafting visceral street tales like he is, and if he could just trim his track lists a bit, he has the talent to make a gangster rap classic in the future.

80
The Needle Drop
Bompton's own returns with an album that relives the glory days of Cali g-funk.
thisisabtlgrnd
86
Good shit. Crispy, modern beats that draw from the past and keep your head nodding, elastic, energetic flows and (mostly) strong lyrics that provide the grit and realism of 90s/early-2000s gangsta rap but (mostly) without the lack of self-awareness. Also, as an American left-winger and politics junkie, the track FDT (Fuck Donald Trump) is sooooo cathartic.

Favorite tracks: Twist My Fingaz, FDT, Who Shot Me?, Police Get Away with Murder, Word Is Bond, Gimmie Got Shot, Blacks & Browns

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magic_talpa
84
What if the g-funk was born in the last decade
exception
70
YG delivered the best revival of 90's gangsta rap and G-funk that has hit my ears in the past few years. The production's execution of a heavy West Coast sound in addition to YG's smooth in tone, yet rough in manner, voice makes this a very enjoyable piece of hip hop, and one of my favorites from this year.
However, the inclusion of Drake's feature makes me deduct at least 10 points from what this rating could have been. He did not fit in with any of the themes discussed throughout Still ... read more
duality
90
One of, if not the, best G-Funk albums of the decade.
Inglume
82
Still Brazy is a collection of YG's strongest tracks as he takes his trap and west coast sound into a g-funk and more political direction. For the most, this works very well! I generally love the musical direction, it sounds very much like some of the best of 90s gangsta rap.
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Track List

  1. Pops Hot Intro
  2. Don't Come to LA (feat. Sad boy, A.D. & Bricc Baby)
  3. Who Shot Me?
  4. Word Is Bond (feat. Slim 400)
  5. Twist My Fingaz
  6. Good Times Interlude (feat. Syke 800, Duce, Marley Blu & Burnt Out)
  7. Gimmie Got Shot
  8. I Got a Question (feat. Lil Wayne)
  9. Why You Always Hatin? (feat. Drake & Kamaiyah)
  10. My Perception (feat. Slim 400)
  11. Bool, Balm & Bollective
  12. She Wish She Was (feat. Joe Moses & Jay 305)
  13. YG Be Safe (feat. The Homegirl)
  14. Still Brazy
  15. FDT (feat. Nipsey Hussle)
  16. Blacks & Browns (feat. Sad boy)
  17. Police Get Away Wit Murder
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