- Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Drake, Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, and Ty Dolla $ign.
- Record Label: Def Jam
- Genre(s): Rap, Gangsta Rap, West Coast Rap, Pop-Rap
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Entertainment WeeklyMar 27, 2014YG's storm cloud is more inviting than most rappers' clear skies. [28 Mar 2014, p.63]
Mar 18, 2014With the exception of “Me & My Bitch” (a tale of two way infidelity) wedged in between a festive midsection, the Pushaz Ink crew has pieced together a well sequenced and cohesive package with My Krazy Life, but this aspect and his street credibility aren’t enough to win over naysayers expecting an overall greater performance.
Mar 18, 2014This album was my introduction to YG and his music, the production is reminiscent to old school West Coast albums like Snoop's 'Doggystyle'This album was my introduction to YG and his music, the production is reminiscent to old school West Coast albums like Snoop's 'Doggystyle' and Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic 2001'. YG isn't the greatest lyricist in the game but it doesn't matter because he flows smoothly through DJ Mustard's production, songs are well written especially 'Sorry Momma'. The hooks are catchy, 'My Krazy Life' also has strong narrative it's YG's story and we are taken through the situations he went through, it's his equivalent to K-Dot's 'GKMC', we're provided context lyrically and through skits. 'My Krazy Life' has great features from TDE's 'Black Hippy' crew (except Ab-Soul), Drake and Ty Dolla $ign. The standout tracks for me are 'BPT', 'I Just Wanna Party', 'Meet the Flockers', 'Really be (Smokin N Drinkin)’, 'Sorry Momma' and 'Bompton'. The album is enjoyable and the beats are stellar it has a lot of replay value and I'm interested to see what direction YG takes for future projects.… Expand
Mar 25, 2014I am so suprised at how good this album is. Based off his singles i figured this album was all hype but boy I was wrong. When listening toI am so suprised at how good this album is. Based off his singles i figured this album was all hype but boy I was wrong. When listening to this album you get a detailed & strong narrative of YG's life as if it's a concept based album. One thing that really impressed me with this LP is that every song flows into each other so well & the skits & narratives are perfectly structured with every song. I like how my krazy life has a real authentic west coast feel to it & I think DJ Mustard & YG knew what they're were going for on this album. After listening to this album a couple of time I can honestly say how I see why so many critics are comparing this to Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.a.d.d city & to me these two albums are very similar. YG may not have the techinal rapping skills as kendrick, but the message of the album is clear, strong, precise & imo strongly developed. My Krazy Life is a superb album with an overreaching story.… Expand
Mar 19, 2014The best west coast album I have heard since The Documentary. Not a bad song on it. Bicken Back Being Bool and BPT are two of the best songsThe best west coast album I have heard since The Documentary. Not a bad song on it. Bicken Back Being Bool and BPT are two of the best songs this year. YG left his mark with this west coast classic.… Expand
Jul 20, 2014I have to admit, I was highly skeptical YG was capable of putting together a cohesive album based on the singles for My Krazy Life. But wow..I have to admit, I was highly skeptical YG was capable of putting together a cohesive album based on the singles for My Krazy Life. But wow.. this is one of the best gangsta rap/west coast hip hop records in recent memory. The first few tracks were so good the first time I heard it I thought I was listening to the newest 2001. The middle of the album was pretty average though, and it was clear DJ Mustard's production helped a lot throughout. It's messy, rough, intense, and real. ~ 8.3/10
Best track: "Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin) [feat. Kendrick Lamar]": An underrated song. This is the only introspective song on the album that YG seemed honest and vulnerable. Also, Kendrick contributes an incredible intense, whispered verse.
Other notable tracks: "BPT", "I Just Wanna Party", "Left, Right", "Bicken Back Being Bool", "Who Do You Love?" & "1 AM"… Collapse
Apr 1, 2014One helluva cohesive and solid debut from YG!
It took me a week after it's release for me to play it all through cause of the fact overOne helluva cohesive and solid debut from YG!
It took me a week after it's release for me to play it all through cause of the fact over just how much I disliked his singles that followed up to this. More then expected, people and critics where giving this a lot of shine and praise, so I decided to check it out, once for all, seeing if it included any goods.
A week from now (and two weeks after the release) I sat with the computer and plugged in the headphones. "My Krazy Life" started to play.
The kick, the track "BPT" hit me with, I knew by then, my opinion of YG where going to be changed.
".. ni**a I'm from B-P-T".. my head was knoding, and from there and on, my whole through this I appreciated YG's work, even the singles, especially "Left, Right".
YG might not be the most lyrical, that I've noticed.
It's the perfect choice of beats he chooses to ride over with his smooth, bumpy flow and a on-point storytelling of a day in-life of YG in the neighbourhoods of Compton.
YG knows what he is, he knows what he does best. And with the help of Mustard & co. YG released one fun, young, gangsta- west coast tape to be added on to the major releases of the west coast affiliated buddies Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q.
YG turned a non-believer to a, sort of a believer. "My Krazy Life" is one fun listen with a classic feel of a "Doggystyle" and with a harsh pound of a "Straight Outta Compton". If not one top release, this might most definitely be the most entertaining we are going to come across an album in hip hop this year.… Expand
Apr 21, 2014Lacks lyrical diversity and depth; Nevertheless, it is an entertaining narrative. After the album is done, one is left wondering, what did ILacks lyrical diversity and depth; Nevertheless, it is an entertaining narrative. After the album is done, one is left wondering, what did I learn that I did not already know? What did I relearned? The answer to both questions is nothing. 64/100… Expand
Aug 15, 2014It's disappointing that the features alone are what keep you somewhat interested in the album. Not that I can't appreciate the vintage westIt's disappointing that the features alone are what keep you somewhat interested in the album. Not that I can't appreciate the vintage west coast sound brought by YG and DJ Mustard, but the extravagance of the production isn't enough to make this album full of dull lyricism and tiresome cliches good enough to enjoy or recommend.… Expand
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