YG‘s Stay Dangerous is still hanging on for dear life in a lot of people’s musical rotation, which in reality is no small feat considering the heavy dose of material we’ve been presented with this summer. YG hopes to breathe new life into the project by releasing a documentary of the same name. The 20-minute doc explores the rationale behind his every decision, not only as an entertainer, but as an increasingly conscious human being. The doc also delves into the enigmatic work relationship between him and DJ Mustard, a producer whose sound is inextricable from YG’s brand.
While Stay Dangerous doesn’t inherently set out to examine gang subcultures, the arrangement of stimuli (seeing red) does beckon to something YG had a hand in arranging from the start. YG’s “hollywood” comrades such as A$AP Rocky and Jhené Aiko try to decipher the compton rapper’s terminology. You’ll have to watch the full 20 to see how they fare, I won’t spoil you the fun.
YG’s penchant for cuss-word prepositions have become the norm, after gangsterism became a stylistic device. YG like anyone with a set of variants to chose from, is knowingly stuck between an objective reality and an illusion, one he had some part in creating. YG’s Stay Dangerous mini-doc communicates that double standard better than any media he’s published to date.