West Coast rapper Y.G. sat down with GlobalGrind for an exclusive video interview to talk about his favorite tattoo, smoking with Snoop Dogg, and bringing West Coast hip-hop back on the scene. Y.G. the 19 year old Compton based rapper, was signed to Def Jam in 2009 despite Def Jam’s allegiance to East Coast and Southern-based rap, signing acts such as Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man.
But with over one and half million profile views on myspace, a pair of songs with over a million plays each and a third approaching seven digits, who could say no to the tatted teenager? Last year 50 Centand Snoop Dogg picked up Y.G’s hit “Toot It and Boot” recorded a remix and filmed a music video with Y.G.
Since then the video has blown up with over a million views on youtube. If you want more Y.G., check out his myspace at www.myspace.com/yg400 and download his mixtape “The Real 4 Fingaz” or check him out on XXL’s 2011 Freshman Class.