ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING ALBUM PRAY FOR ME
Multi-platinum Bompton-based rapper YG, who has now surpassed the prestigious 10 billion career streams and over 2 billion YouTube views, drops his brand-new single + video “Scared Money,” featuring J Cole & Moneybagg Yo available now via Def Jam Recordings. “Scared Money” is the first new music from forthcoming sixth studio album PRAY FOR ME.
The “Scared Money” video will make its broadcast premiere on BET Jams and on the Viacom Times Square billboards.
My Life 4Hunnid (October 2020) which debuted Top 5 on Billboard’s 200 albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and Top Rap Albums charts, spun off five breakout singles inclusing: “FTP” which was released during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests and became a social justice anthem for the movement.
YG’s previous long player, the pre-pandemic 4Real 4Real (May 2019), marked his fourth consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart. YG introduced the album on his first appearance at NBC Universal’s Ellen, with a live performance of his RIAA double-platinum single “Go Loko” with collaborators Tyga & Jon Z. The iconic mariachi-flavored “Go Loko” video (also with Tyga & Jon Z) boasts over 203 million YouTube views.
The success of 4Real 4Real built on the extraordinary year that YG enjoyed in 2018, centering on his RIAA gold Top 5 album, Stay Dangerous (August). The LP was buoyed by “Big Bank” featuring Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean, one of the biggest singles of YG’s career, a 4x-platinum #1 smash with over 213 million YouTube views to date.
Stay Dangerous followed-up YG’s critically acclaimed Still Brazy (2016), hailed by the New York Times as “an artisanal, proletarian Los Angeles gangster rap record.”My Krazy Life (2014), his Def Jam debut was nominated as “Rap Album Of The Year Contender” by MTV News. It contained the Top 5 Rap phenom “My N***a” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan (4x-platinum with over 346 million YouTube views); the “My N***a” Remix with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rich Homie Quan, and Meek Mill has netted over 174 million YouTube views to date. Also on the debut was the landmark Top 5 double-platinum “Who Do You Love?” featuring Drake (with over 193 million YouTube views).