With his My Krazy Life debut in stores, YG caught up with MTV to discuss the album… and explained his single with Kendrick Lamar called “Really Be”.
The Compton rapper said his TDE peer has been waiting for a record to get on for months… and when he heard “Really Be,” it instantly fit.
“I recorded it up in Atlanta and I knew that it sounded like a record that Kendrick would get on,” YG explaiend. “So when I got to L.A., his engineer who did his album, Ali, he mixed my album too, they been hearing my album since like September, so they been hearing it. Kendrick told me that when it was time to put out my album, he was gonna hop on one of my records, so he wanted to hear the whole album. So we played him the whole album, then he heard that song, he like, ‘I’m hopping on that, that’s the best song on there.’ That’s how it came, just like that. Real simple.”
AS far as the inspiration, YG says he wanted to share what drives him to drink alcohol. “The inspiration behind the ‘Really Be’ record was just a whole bunch of stuff I was going through, that I been through,” he said. “I drink a lot of alcohol, you feel me, I wanted to let the people why I drink when I drink or when I smoke I smoke, or when the next person drink or smoke… most of the time it’s reasons behind that. You be tripping sometimes, you have something going on.”
My Krazy Life is out now. Order it at iTunes.