Last month, YG announced the release of his Blame It On The Streets short film and accompanying soundtrack. Just as promised, both are have arrived following the rapper's Grammy snub for his debut album My Krazy Life.
The film highlights YG life on the streets of Compton before his rise to fame. Co-written by YG with the help of Darryl "Lucky" Rodgers, Blame It On The Streets draws inspiration from two of the rapper's album cuts: "BPT," a song about YG's initiation into the infamous Piru Bloods gang, and "Meet the Flockers," which describes his experience as a house burglar.
"It's a group of your homies, so it's a flock of y'all going out lurking, looking for some s--t to rob," he explains. "That's why we call it flocking. I'm basically showing you the life behind those songs, you feel me?"
According to Rolling Stone, the film's soundtrack includes a live performance of MKL's "BPT" and a remix of "Bicken Back Being Bool" featuring DJ Quik and Mack 10. The album features new music, too, like "If I Ever," "2015 Flow," "G$FB" and the Neighbourhood's "remix" of "Me and My B---h."
Last week, YG gave fans an early listen to "2015 Flow" following the announcement of this year's Grammy nominees. Surprisingly, his critically-acclaimed debut was left out of the running for Best Rap Album.
This year's nominees include Iggy Azalea's The New Classic, Childish Gambino's Because of the Internet, Nobody's Smiling by Common, The Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem, ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood.
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