“Handgun” is YG’s Third Single from His Forthcoming Album
Although I am a big fan of YG, this current batch of singles hasn’t moved me. While My Krazy Life and Still Brazy are two of the decade’s best rap albums, YG’s next project is worrisome. Even at average points YG is more talented than 90% of today’s rappers. However, “Big Bank,” “Suu Whoop” and the song above underwhelmed me overall.
In the “Handgun” visual YG and Rocky assemble an army of “real niggas,” whipping them into shape military style. The song itself, though, is fairly basic. In my eyes, YG’s forthcoming album Stay Dangerous is an attempt to commercialize his brand. Following consecutive Grammy snubs for two great albums, the (B)ompton rapper seems to be going for streams. I guess I can’t blame him. Yet this strategy in general will always bother me no matter what.
Despite my disappointment, this video entertains. And YG’s flow has plenty of zest. Watch it above and let us know what you think down in the Comments section. Enjoy, and have a blessed day.