Born Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, YG scored a record deal with Def Jam after his smash 2009 single "Toot It and Boot It" scorched the Billboard Hot 100. Now inked to Young Jeezy's CTE World, the Compton rapper has gained even more popularity with his infectious anthem "My N----a," the lead single from his debut LP, My Krazy Life. Released March 2014, the album features guest appearances from star MCs like Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar.

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Drake Settles 'Playaz Club' Lyrics Beef With 4-Tay for $100K

Drizzy drops cash for copying the Cali rapper on YG's "Who Do You Love."

Music News: J. Stalin Praises YG for Helping Spread the Bay Area Sound

The Oakland rapper salutes the Bompton MC for new sound. (5/28/2014)

Update: Kanye West, J. Cole, Pharrell to Headline Made in America Festival

Bi-coastal event takes shape with announcement of the line-up for both shows.

Fabolous Survives 'Shocking' Car Crash

The Brooklyn rapper walked away with minor cuts and bruises after accident with an 18-wheeler.

And The Nominees Are...

All the nods for the 2014 BET Awards are here.

Hip Hop Awards: Behind the Hip Hop Awards '12 Cypher: YG

Exclusives: The young gunner reveals what he's learned from the OGs in the first-ever West coast cypher. (9/28/2012)
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