Still Brazy

YG - Still Brazy
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #70 / 992
Year End Rank: #36
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Based on 648 ratings
2016 Ratings: #170
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The 405

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


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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.


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


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.

The Needle Drop
Bompton's own returns with an album that relives the glory days of Cali g-funk.

I miss this YG :(


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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Remember when YG didn't sound like a redundant, underachieving MC? Nope, me neither!

Still Brazy, by far the most listenable YG project out there, only succeeds off the modernization of 90's G Funk that the producers for this record should get all the credit in the world for. YG should also get credit for tapping into catchy hooks and solid verses on songs like Who Shot Me, Twist My Fingaz, Gimmie Got Shot, and the always-delightful FDT.

While he does have successes on this record, please ... read more


Don’t ask


In an era of rap where genres and inspirations all blend together, YG drops an album that sounds undeniably 'West Coast'. While the album sounds like a spiritual successor to the G-funk albums of the 90s, YG makes sure to let us know that he is the only one that made it out of the west without the help of Dr. Dre. The album is mostly produced by a relatively unknown producer by the name of DJ Swish, although there are also tracks produced by the legendary Terrace Martin, like 'twist my fingaz' ... read more


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Don't Come to LA; grimy as fuck, one catchy ass chorus

Who Shot Me; slow, groovy beat, but has a narrative that feels like a brick to the face. tales of vengeance, paranoia, and trust issues

Word is Bond; production bouncy, YG rides it with personality and leads the chorus into this repetitive trance. YG carried this. Slim's verse is good enough, nothing too crazy.

Twist My Fingaz; holy shit this beat. this is one of the most west coast hip hop songs ive probably ever ... read more

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Added on: June 2, 2016