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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Southern California rapper features guest appearances by 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Jay 305, Nicki Minaj, Mozzy, Quavo, Ty Dolla $ign, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
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Big Bank
My bitch drive a all white Range Couldn't hit it if you nigga's had aim Lames can't call and you a lame You had it then you lost it, hall of shame I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 83
    YG’s objectives across Stay Dangerous are more narrow and (for him) natural. Reuniting with long-time producer DJ Mustard for around half the album, YG is largely content to low-ride in his lane, swaggering across Bloods-allegiant bangers (electrifying “Suu Whoop”) and incisive tell-alls from the hood (“Too Brazy” “Deeper Than Rap”).
  2. 80
    It revels in lushness, owning its smooth funk legacy and extending it to the present day.
  3. Aug 3, 2018
    75
    It pretty much all works, in the way that all of YG’s music works, anchored by superlative taste and a flow as versatile and reliable as T.I. in his prime.
  4. Aug 6, 2018
    65
    For YG, an artist we’ve come to expect the unexpected from, someone currently standing at a career-defining intersection, Stay Dangerous is an exercise in predictability.
  5. Aug 3, 2018
    60
    YG doesn’t cover his subject matter with a huge amount of wit or creativity. Yet the rapper makes up for lyrical dullness with a sound that can be tantalising.
  6. Aug 20, 2018
    60
    A patchy album that will offer something for everyone in a streaming world but will disappoint those wanting a classic album.
  7. Oct 19, 2018
    60
    Stay Dangerous is an off-the-cuff chronicle of an artist who's gotten too big - at least in his mind--for his own good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    YG has an excellent album in both rhythms and lyrics, this album is better than Travis Scott.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    7
    I enjoyed the album, what I got is what I expected. Dope beats and cool ending to an album. I think for future albums he can at the least goI enjoyed the album, what I got is what I expected. Dope beats and cool ending to an album. I think for future albums he can at the least go outside of the west coast sound and try something different. But enjoyed it, Deeper Than Rap, Cocky, Suu Whoop, Handgun and Bomptown Finest my favorites. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2019
    5
    YG tries to 'Stay Dangerous' by going the generic trap route.

    FAV TRACKS: BOMPTOWN FINEST, DEEPER THAN RAP, 666, **** MONEY FAME LEAST
    YG tries to 'Stay Dangerous' by going the generic trap route.

    FAV TRACKS: BOMPTOWN FINEST, DEEPER THAN RAP, 666, **** MONEY FAME

    LEAST FAV TRACK: CANT GET IN KANADA
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  4. Aug 12, 2018
    2
    From production to rhymes, this has to be one of the most generic albums i have ever heard. Lack of ambition, lazy writing and repetitiveFrom production to rhymes, this has to be one of the most generic albums i have ever heard. Lack of ambition, lazy writing and repetitive flows make this album, the worst album i've heard this year. Offering us nothing when it comes to beat selection, and a staggering amount of lackluster rhymes, providing fans with no amount of depth whatsoever, I believe YG can't really get much worst Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2018
    1
    YG was once a great rapper, but now he suffers from how all his songs sound the same and generic. if her were to swish up the stye once in aYG was once a great rapper, but now he suffers from how all his songs sound the same and generic. if her were to swish up the stye once in a while, it would be easier to listen to.

    1. 10 TIMES, skip this intro 0/10
    2. BULLETPROOF ft. Jay 305, generic trash out from his studio 0/10
    3. HANDGUN ft. A$AP Rocky, its really bad and i would never recommend this song to anyone 0/10
    4. SUU WHOOP, this one is just stupid, what is this trash 0/10
    5. CANT GET IN KANADA, thank god so they can't waist $30 on his concert tickets 0/10
    6. TOO COCKY, this one is the really bad version of BIG BANK 0/10
    7. BIG BANK ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj, this was the only good song on the album 8/10
    8. POWER ft. Ty Dolla $ign, i usually like Ty Dolla songs but this one was really bad 0/10
    9. SLAY ft. Quavo, two rappers that used to be good show how bad they have gotten 0/10
    10. 666 ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again, skip this shet 0/10
    11. TOO BRAZY ft. Mozzy, beat is good but YG ruined it once he punched in 0/10
    12. PU5SY MONEY FAME, its as good as you would expect from a song called that 0/10
    13. DEEPER THAN RAP, its sooo bad it hurts to listen to 0/10
    14. FREE THE HOMIES INTERLUDE, why is he waisting more of my time 0/10
    15. BOMPTOWN FINEST, booorrriiiinnnngggg! jk its bad tho 0/10

    Only standout is BIG BANK

    Overall: 0.53 (rounded up to 1) this album would have been a 0 if Big Sean and Nicki didn't hop on BIG BANK. there verses were strait fire. i personally dislike YG's music anyways so if you don't like this review, ignore it and move on. this is just my opinion.
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