Over the past few years, there’s been a renaissance in the West Coast. While the west has always been alive, it seems that the new wave of artists that have come out over the past five to six years have helped put California back at the forefront of hip hop. There’s a list of people that I could name that have contributed to this but both YG and Lil B have been part of this movement. YG helped rejuvenate west coast gangsta rap and Lil B helped popularize Bay Area’s sound, even earlier in his career. More than that, Lil B is a cultural icon that has influenced hip hop’s sound, image, mentality and much more. Recently, the BasedGod dropped his long-awaited, critically acclaimed mixtape Black Ken. While that project was the first in a while that we got from Lil B, he returns today with “Young Niggaz” featuring YG.
“Young Niggaz” bring both California artists together. While the production was handled by the Based God himself, it’s reminiscent of his early work with both the Pack and his beginnings as a solo artist. The production leans towards Bay Area hyphy sound rather than G-Funk. However, the two of them prove to have incredible chemistry on the track. Hopefully this leads to more work between the two artists.
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