5 Craziest Things About YG's Debut Album 'My Krazy Life'

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Yesterday in a conference room at Def Jam's New York offices, Los Angeles rapper YG played his major label debut album, My Krazy Life, for a group of journalists. Looking on were his mentor Jeezy and producer DJ Mustard, who nodded their heads vigorously while munching on chicken wings from Hooters. 

L.A has moved to the forefront of rap for the first time in decades, thanks in large part to Mustard, who came up producing for YG but has now worked with Kanye WestJennifer LopezChris Brown and R. Kelly. But My Krazy Life will be the highest-profile full-length statement the self-tabbed "ratchet" scene has produced to date. 

YG and Mustard have done a number of mixtapes together, but a debut album—even as the record industry wilts—is still looked to as a moment to be seized. Kendrick Lamar proved that a rapper's first major label album can be a springboard instead of an albatross, and now it's YG's turn. Off one listen, it sounds like he may have made that jump. 

YG and Mustard—who produced a bulk of the tracks and oversaw the project as a whole—have not strayed from the snappy and spacious reinvention of g-funk that made them famous. Instead, My Krazy Life is a reminder of why ratchet is so good in the first place. There is not a bad song on the record, and there are several great ones.

In honor of the album's title, here are the five craziest things about YG's My Krazy Life.

1. The Album Is Structured As a "Day in the Life of YG"

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the album is that it's loosely structured as a story, though in reality it's more like a group of scenes linked together by skits. For instance, "Meet the Flockers" is about YG and friends robbing a house—a crime for which he started serving time five-years-and-a-day prior to when the album drops (notice the "03192009" on the cover's mocked-up mugshot). That song is followed by the hit single "My N***a," a celebratory track about sticking with your crew. The trio of R&B tracks in the album's middle also take on a linear flow: YG cheats on his girl ("Do It To Ya"), then finds out his girl is cheating on him ("Me & My Bitch"), and then asks, rather menacingly, "Who Do You Love."

G-Thing

G-Thing

Campfire: G-Thing

1m

Campfire: G-Thing

Life Goals

20m

Life Goals

Petet's Past: G-Thing

1m

Petet's Past: G-Thing

Viewing Party: G-Thing

2m

Viewing Party: G-Thing

Pizza Commercial: G-Thing

45s

Pizza Commercial: G-Thing

Track Challenge: G-Thing

56s

Track Challenge: G-Thing

Sensitivity Training: G-Thing

57s

Sensitivity Training: G-Thing

Party Planners: G-Thing

1m

Party Planners: G-Thing

Mr. Thing's Vinyl Collection

14m

Mr. Thing's Vinyl Collection

Pete's Epiphany: G-Thing

1m

Pete's Epiphany: G-Thing

Sensitivity Training: G-Thing

1m

Sensitivity Training: G-Thing

Dating Life Drama

22m

Dating Life Drama

Life Advice: TSOB

1m

Life Advice: TSOB

My First…

21m

My First…

Ep 04 Extras: G-Thing

7m

Ep 04 Extras: G-Thing

Father Son Breakfast: G-Thing

34s

Father Son Breakfast: G-Thing

Extras Ep 01: G-Thing

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Extras Ep 01: G-Thing

Knuckles and Success: G-Thing

1m

Knuckles and Success: G-Thing

Cipha Sounds What's Ur Thing?

Cipha Sounds What's Ur Thing?

Extra G Comes Clean: G-Thing

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Extra G Comes Clean: G-Thing

I've Got This Foot Thing

21m

I've Got This Foot Thing

Cipha Sounds What's Ur Thing? - Trailer

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Cipha Sounds What's Ur Thing? - Trailer

My "Friend" Fumbled My Bag

2m

My "Friend" Fumbled My Bag

Salt in My Soul

1h 28m

Salt in My Soul

Prince: My Name Is

41m

Prince: My Name Is

Cher: Life in the Spotlight

56m

Cher: Life in the Spotlight

The Beatles: In the Life

1h 2m

The Beatles: In the Life

Melissa and G-Fella BBQ: G-Thing

1m

Melissa and G-Fella BBQ: G-Thing

Success at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

2m

Success at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

Knuckles at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

2m

Knuckles at the Tattoo Parlor: G-Thing

Nicki Minaj: My Turn

41m

Nicki Minaj: My Turn

My Name is Pedro

1h 35m

My Name is Pedro

Papa You Are My Dad

21m

Papa You Are My Dad

My Name is Pedro - Trailer

1m

My Name is Pedro - Trailer

On the Road With G-Thing: Deleted Scene

2m

On the Road With G-Thing: Deleted Scene

Elle and Tito: The Married Life

Elle and Tito: The Married Life

Ariana Grande: My Way

59m

Ariana Grande: My Way

Dude, Where's My Car?

21m

Dude, Where's My Car?

Me & My Penis

47m

Me & My Penis

Keeping Your Girls The Girls In Check: G-Thing

2m

Keeping Your Girls The Girls In Check: G-Thing

Ian Performs Sexy Slow Jam "Every Living Little Thing"

3m

Ian Performs Sexy Slow Jam "Every Living Little Thing"

G Fella at the T-Shirt Shop: G-Thing

1m

G Fella at the T-Shirt Shop: G-Thing

Robert Jordan Talks Life Outside of DCI

1m

Robert Jordan Talks Life Outside of DCI

The Life and Death of Tupac Shakur

1h 2m

The Life and Death of Tupac Shakur

G Fella and Suits Back to Their Roots: G-Thing

2m

G Fella and Suits Back to Their Roots: G-Thing

We Need To Talk About America

We Need To Talk About America

Clark & Cody Dream About Drum Corps

2m

Clark & Cody Dream About Drum Corps

LGBTQIA+ Rights, Let's Talk About It

2m

LGBTQIA+ Rights, Let's Talk About It

Comedians Learn About This Weird Pickle Law

7m

Comedians Learn About This Weird Pickle Law

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

1m

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

We Need To Talk About America - S2 Trailer

1m

We Need To Talk About America - S2 Trailer

The Star Gets Real About Breast Implants: Dear Bambiana

1m

The Star Gets Real About Breast Implants: Dear Bambiana

Visit Stance & Learn About A Gucci Mane Sock Collaboration

4m

Visit Stance & Learn About A Gucci Mane Sock Collaboration

A Day In the Life of Wilmer Valderrama's Puppet Ep. 2: Optimism

1m

A Day In the Life of Wilmer Valderrama's Puppet Ep. 2: Optimism

A Day In the Life of Wilmer Valderrama's Puppet Ep. 3: Inner Thoughts

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A Day In the Life of Wilmer Valderrama's Puppet Ep. 3: Inner Thoughts

A Day In the Life of Wilmer Valderrama's Puppet Ep. 1: Hollow Man

1m

A Day In the Life of Wilmer Valderrama's Puppet Ep. 1: Hollow Man

Javon Walton & Jason Genao Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

5m

Javon Walton & Jason Genao Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

Amara La Negra & KYLE Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

5m

Amara La Negra & KYLE Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins & Syd Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

6m

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins & Syd Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

Eva Longoria & Noah Cyrus Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

5m

Eva Longoria & Noah Cyrus Share Their Top 5 Kitchen Essentials

Anthony Ramos On 'The Good & The Bad' (Extended Cut)

12m

Anthony Ramos On 'The Good & The Bad' (Extended Cut)

Gloria and Emilio Estefan

22m

Gloria and Emilio Estefan

No Place Like Home

21m

No Place Like Home

Carlos Niño Shares His All-Time Favorite Record

2m

Carlos Niño Shares His All-Time Favorite Record

Into The Woods

21m

Into The Woods

Evidence's Vinyl Collection

11m

Evidence's Vinyl Collection

Dan the Automator's Vinyl Collection

15m

Dan the Automator's Vinyl Collection

Tony Touch's Vinyl Collection

9m

Tony Touch's Vinyl Collection

The Unfortunate Mishap of A Sneakerhead

2m

The Unfortunate Mishap of A Sneakerhead

DJ Eclipse's Vinyl Collection on Crate Diggers

13m

DJ Eclipse's Vinyl Collection on Crate Diggers

Cam'ron Unveils The All-Pink Fleebok 2

2m

Cam'ron Unveils The All-Pink Fleebok 2

Democracy American Style

24m

Democracy American Style

The Queen Diva Is Back

41m

The Queen Diva Is Back

Riding 79

1h 14m

Riding 79

Elton John: Becoming Rocketman

57m

Elton John: Becoming Rocketman

Eagles: The Long Road

58m

Eagles: The Long Road

The Last 24 Hours: Amy Winehouse

1h 1m

The Last 24 Hours: Amy Winehouse

Elvis & the Memphis Mafia

1h 1m

Elvis & the Memphis Mafia

Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart

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Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart

Madonna: Goddess of Pop

59m

Madonna: Goddess of Pop

Carmen Lynch, Alex Ortiz

45m

Carmen Lynch, Alex Ortiz

Big Bad Voodoo Finale

21m

Big Bad Voodoo Finale

Master and Servant

46m

Master and Servant

Family Matters

22m

Family Matters

Ronnie

22m

Ronnie

Allie

13m

Allie

Filmmakers To Watch

Filmmakers To Watch

The Last 24 Hours: John Lennon

59m

The Last 24 Hours: John Lennon

Coast

1h 39m

Coast

It's Hard To Raise Yourself These Days

20m

It's Hard To Raise Yourself These Days

Taylor Swift: Wild Dreams

52m

Taylor Swift: Wild Dreams

Unbreakable

Unbreakable

Coast - Trailer

2m

Coast - Trailer

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

1h 22m

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

Strong Like Kuki

20m

Strong Like Kuki

What a Bummer

47m

What a Bummer

Everybody Loves Chris Rock

40m

Everybody Loves Chris Rock

South Africa

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South Africa

Uncle Ed's Bucket List - Trailer

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Uncle Ed's Bucket List - Trailer

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