In a recent interview with i-D, the Compton rapper discusses why he took political stand with the song, and how Macklemore and G-Eazy ended up being on the remix.
“That was my first time making a meaningful record; I usually do the turn ups. But that sh*t had a real impact,” YG explains.
“It’s like, ‘Wake up, America.’ Motherf*ckers are talking about drugs and parties and guns and sh*t. But they gotta know there’s more sh*t going on,” he added. “We gotta say something, cause if not, it’s like we’re out here standing for nothing, like we ain’t got no morals. That ain’t what it is. That ain’t me.”
Rearding G-Eazy and Macklemore contributions to “Part 2”, YG explains why he wanted the two, white rappers on the song.
“They’re the two biggest white rappers in the game! I’m like, if I get two of the biggest white rap dudes in the game on this ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ record, that sh*t is gonna mean something,” he explained. “Before Macklemore was on ‘Part 2’ he said like, ‘Good sh*t bro, that sh*t was needed,’ about the first song. So I was like, ‘Bro, you support Trump?’ and he was like ‘F*ck no!’ I’m like, ‘Well look, I’m doing this remix and I want you to hop on it. It’s actually with G-Eazy.’ And he was like, ‘I got you, send that sh*t.’ That’s just the rap community. Everybody know that’s where this rap sh*t started from: talking about problems and what’s going on in inner city communities.”
If you haven’t yet, listen to “FDT (Part 2)” below.