YG's on a wave. Chart-busting "My Nigga" - produced by frequent collaborator DJ Mustard - is platinum. A song with Drake is his next single. Even TDE are eager to be seen with the Compton rapper: in addition to the Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q featuring "I Just Wanna Party," "Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin)" has a good-as-gold appearance from Kendrick Lamar.
Pressure-cooked by fake friends, desperate family and the constant threat of violence, it's pretty much the opposite in tone of the party-hardy tracks we've heard from My Krazy Life, and totally appropriate coming from Kendrick's newly weary soul. His list of dead friends is an especially gutting moment in a song eager to leave certain elements of the hood in the dust. Failing that, there's always smoke and drink.