’14 Best Albums #1: YG ‘My Krazy Life’

Written By: @BdotTM January 9, 2015 @ 6:00 PM EDT
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Bicken Bool.

YG’s coming of age debut, My Krazy Life, unspools like a deleted scene from Menace II Society. Autobiographical and entertaining, the album is proof of how the West was won in 2014.

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  • diggz

    guess I need to listen to this before I hate on it, but #1 cd of the year?

  • Lmoolah

    Idk what these dumbasd lists are. His personal favorites or the shit that did commercially well.

  • No surprise here. I understand blogs are supposed to react to trends, but seriously, would RR have ranked this album nearly as high if it hand’t been for the grammy snub and YG’s subsequent bitching about it? The album isn’t bad but its outclassed by Pyrhme, RTJ2 and a whole bunch of other albums. https://bkjames.bandcamp.com/

    • Von

      YG also had HITS.. a lot of intangibles go into this category

      • That’s true and those hits were good but when judging wether an album is the best of the year the quality of those songs should be judged, not their mainstream success. This isn’t a popularity contest, its supposed to be evaluating the quality of the art.

        • Von

          Not saying it should be judged just off mainstream success but w/ that included YG had it this year. Also gotta look at cultural impact as well. He did the damn thing.

    • Greenbergs

      this is a MAINSTREAM hip hop blog, not your underground hippity hop rap blog, these rankings are for the mainstream artists and songs…rtj might be dope and all but those dudes arent mainstream and never will be…

  • Guillaume Pilon

    Maaaaan

    Wtf is wrong with rr staff ???

    • Stanfield

      They are too busy Dick Riding

  • Hussle

    Im offended……………..

  • Sean Power

    i disagree

  • Mr.Stealyogurl

    And it’s official … B DOT IS NOW GOOD IN COMPTON

  • John

    Yeah..you are fucking high ..

  • Don P

    FINALLY At least yall got something right YN. MKL certified new classic in my eyes. That shit was great from start to finish & Ali from TDE put that special touch on them skits to make the album flow perfectly. Still fucked up he ain’t get that Grammy nod

  • JET$

    Why even do lists this year? We can all agree hip hip in 2014 was depressing. The worst in recent memory

    • Depressing in sales Yes, but music No.

    • Selorm Amuzu

      but it wasn’t tho lol

  • Your Father

    Not a fan of YG’s persona but this shit was undeniable. Definitely came through on this one.

  • Jax

    HOOD BILLIONAIRE SHOULDA BEEN #1.

    • Stanfield

      #1 in the trash can

    • TheTruthHurts

      Hahaha that garbage was worse than Mastermind.

    • lmao

  • blackbeltbreeze

    maybe if it came out before GKMC the skits and overall concept would have hit harder. it’s strong. but better than prhyme, RTJ, or cocaine pinata? more impactful on industry than nicki or j cole? what is the measurement?

  • Stanfield

    This website dick rides more than any other. No wonder why Rap Radar gets little to no traffic.

  • McGlock

    every year RR pulls this shit. they need to stay in the good books of the rappers that pay this website. these niggas aint in it for the culture tho, they in it for the $. this shit makes me laugh every year, cant hate.

  • DING DING DING, FUCKERY! 3-0 I was right for the last time. It was a good album but the nigga didn’t have a respectable single that didn’t have another artist of superior status then him on it. It was drenched in Classic West Coast sound but as a artist he didn’t stand alone enough to deserve this vote. This was nothing but a ploy to stay in good grace with the YG camp. Cole or Gibbs deserved this vote way more than a mediocre rapper from Compton.

  • ITS ME

    What a fuckin joke. RR YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!!!

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    WONDER WHERE THIS ALBUM WOULD BE WITHOUT THAT HIT SINGLE COURTESY OF DRAKE!!!! NO G NEEDS TO PAY HOMAGE TO AUBREY EVERYTIME THEY MENTION THAT SINGLE AND ALBUM!!!! DRAKE SAVED ‘OL BOY’S KRAZY LIFE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • FREE MAX B

      remember the toot it and boot it yg? lol

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ………HA!!!! WISH I DIDN’T!!!! FROM TOOT IT TO THUGGIN’ IT OUT WITH A DJ ON INSTAGRAM!!!! HE’S A CERTIFIED SUCKA!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!

    • Von

      Shout out to the Platinum ‘My Nigga’ single that sold more than the Drake feature though.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        OH SHIT, THAT’S RIGHT!!!! HE BETTER PAY HOMAGE TO JEEZY TOO!!! MY BAD!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Von

          But of course, he IS CTE!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YUP!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • TheTruthHurts

    This album is great and I still listen to it all the way through, that being said I don’t think i’d put it at #1 RR…Top 5 would have made more sense.

  • bcro31

    Everything yg said on this album i’ve already heard from a westcoast artist. Go look up 1992, 1994, 1995,1996, and 2005. All classic albums.

    • No point of hating sir everyone call this album a classic or a near classic.

      • bcro31

        No hate. Album is good. But will you talk about it like the albums that came out the years i mentioned.

        • Of course why not, MKL was dope it wasn’t lyrically but who cares it told a story fo his life which was very cohesive and flowed very well, To be honest I was very impress I thought here go another trash rapper boy was I wrong. Every album don’t have to be GKMC or albums that came out in those years you mention. Like I said most sites have this album top 5.

          • TheTruthHurts

            Straight up. I had no intentions on listening to this, I knew Toot It and knew of My Nigga but had no will to listen to it or the album. After it came out I heard so much good about it and so I gave it a spin. I was very impressed for the most part. I felt like I was back listening to Snoop and Dre and that good shit. Heard it before? You better go deaf if you only want to hear original content, otherwise you’re fucked.

    • TheTruthHurts

      I think you’re going to be pretty disappointed with everything you pretty much ever listen to then for the most part haha…

  • Hannibal Lecture

    All this hate was going to come. MKL was a classic hands down!

  • YG Bompton shit. I agree My Krazy life is hard Grammy snub by the way they rather nominated Igloo.SMH

    J.Cole should be number 1 in my eyes but again being number 2 is not that bad.

  • Non Fiction Dixon

    MKL deserved it it was the best album this year in terms of concept, replay value and singles. Everyone hating didnt listen to the album!!!!

  • Sean Power

    north Korea needs hack rap radar for all these bad list

  • YOING NIGGA

    Only thing #1 about this album are the beats. YG’s bars are mediocre at best.

    • Non Fiction Dixon

      Id rather hear a conceptual album with stories than album full of lyrical skill talking about absolutely nothing! You lyrical critics kill me!

      • Sway

        You were born in the mid to late 90’s

      • YOUNG NIGGA

        except this album had no concept and no stories. i guess the concept was compton blood with stories about compton blood stuff. we’ve heard it all before. this album gave us nothing new

        • Bruh nothing new under the sun, he told his story a day in life of compton. I mean no different that GKMC only different is that K dot is way more lyrical. It was very conceptual go listen again my G.

          • Mike D.

            HUH!?? LOL

            Megamind

        • tipp0183

          true but fun to listen too.

      • Word niggas act like if it not some lupe lyrically shit it is trash.SMH

        • polopolo1

          I mean lupes 1st two albums were lyrical and conceptual, let’s not get that misconstrued

    • The Ghost Of Black Justice

      IM GONNA SAY THIS AGAIN… WE NEED TO START BACKING BETTER SITES. RAP
      RADAR HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. YOU GUYS KEEP SAYING YOU WANT BETTER HIP HOP
      MUSIC COVERED, OR THAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO STOP BEING BIASED. WELL IN
      ORDER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN WE AS A COLLECTIVE NEED TO EITHER MAKE A NEW
      SITE AND SUPPORT IT, OR BACK ANOTHER SITE ON THE WEB.

    • tipp0183

      True but i think the concept of the album covered up how horrible of a rapper he is and made the album really good, i wouldn’t put it over Cadillactica. it was a perfect storm, lightning wont strike twice for him. Def jam or whoever needs to cut their losses.

  • GREAT ALBUM!!!!!!!

  • Von

    FO-HUNNIIIITTT!!!

  • el jim chapo guzman

    L.A. L.A. big city of dreams / But everything in L.A. ain’t always what it seems / You might get fooled if you come from outta town .

    • Johnny Boy

      New York, New York by Tha Dogg Pound was better.

      • el jim chapo guzman

        Lol Actually it’s was

        • MIKEY FRESH! fk yo feelings

          U FKN GAY COWBOY LMAO U HAVE NO BACKBONE U SPINELESS JELLYFISH….LA LA WAS BETTER …FK YO FELLINGS!!!

          • el jim chapo guzman

            did i hurt your feelings bama?

  • polokid

    This was an okay album at best. The underground rappers had better albums then the mainstream rappers.. Rae Kass & Apollo Brown, Blasphemy was an very great album. Skyzoo & Torae, Barrel Brothers was a very album as well. RR might have to separate mainstream and underground into two separate categories next year

    • Selorm Amuzu

      for what reason ? RR has made it their misson to operate like a mainstream blog site so the best they are gonna do with underground is post their shit not give them accolades because they normally don’t fit mainstream criteria

  • Strong Enough

    the beats make my ears bleed.

  • Fuck Your Opinion

    We’re all entitled to an opinion. My opinion is your Ranking of Hip Hop Music in any fashion SUCKS!

  • LuckyP

    FOH. and nowhere on this list was COMMON’s lp mentioned . TF do i even come to this site for still anyways?

    • Werd

      Wow. I forgot bout that Nobody’s Smiling album.

  • the-Lebron-curse.

    This is the last time I visit this website built for 16 year olds. B. Dot update your firewall this shit coming down. Have a nice day.

  • TH

    Well i am offical old at 40 and a hiphop head..never even thought about listening to this album. Heard my 14 y/o and 13y/o kids singing “My Hitters My Hitters” from the radio….thought it was just some other crony Trinidad James rapper……little did i know it was from the “Album of the Year”…F’it should have just gave it to Iggy.

    • TheTruthHurts

      If you’re 40 and talking shit about music you’ve heard 1 song of from the artist then i’m sad at the future of our culture.

  • LP1087

    Never heard it, probably never will especially if it’s drenched w/ Hawaiian shirt wearing,cabana lounging, sippin coconut thru a straw Mustard beats

  • 2012Industry1

    Your List Is Upside Down! 1-10 should be ranked 10 – 1, because that’s how much better the albums from the bottom of your list are than the top! You guys suck…I mean, y’all just do!

  • Sway

    TrollRadar.Com

    and how the fuck does “the west was won” make sense here? U mean the west won… Smfh lol

  • William Witherz

    Damn I tried to listen to this album a couple times but it wasn’t that tight. I guess I’ll give a third listen… sheeit if Yeezus can get 30 spins to make me like it YG can get 3. But that’s it though. Bicken back bein bool… nah that sht was huff I might not listen a third time.

    • TheTruthHurts

      Why? Maybe it’s just not for you, which is totally fine. You listened to Yeezus 30 times to get yourself to like it? That’s not a good thing for you or Yeezus.

  • diggz

    I’m on track #2 so far I love it. That single he had not a big fan but lovin these west coast beats !

  • Mike D.

    This is RR trolling us….GOTTA be…I’ll be upfront, I’ve only heard 4 songs from this cat…the 2 singles off his album…the 2014 Freestyle and the LA Love record with Fergie. Duke is ST8 trash bags. It’s not even GOOD gangsta music. I know everything doesn’t have to be Fight The Power…but this can’t can’t really RAP. Like at least rappers like Jay Rock, Lil Herb, even Gibbs hating ass can RAP…YG, not so much! whatever LOL

    Megamind

    • Werd

      I agree that he’s not a good rapper. But the album was very good. Well produced, good skits and different shit to bang to. Give it a listen, maybe u might like it. I surely was surprised

    • TheTruthHurts

      If you didn’t listen to the album, then shut the fuck up. I have no problem with not liking anyone’s music, but you have to actually listen before posting a fucking paragraph about it. That goes for everyone, not just your dumbass. You call Gibbs hating and list Lil Herb? Your a fucking clown.

    • Non Fiction Dixon

      Lil Herb?????? FOH

  • Mr. Smith

    Rap needs to be saved.

  • KILLA

    I’m glad you got this one right.

  • mrholloway

    I declared this in March or May whenever it came out…there is no album that came out in 2014 that compares to this. No it’s not lyrical…Doggystyle wasn’t lyrical…hell half of best albums aren’t lyrical. This YG album is solid…could have easily had 8 singles in the 90s…but then again…im wasting my time saying this.

    • Werd

      I agree. Not a talented rapper, but best album of the year.

  • @SkiYewNiverCity

    People really like this BS album smh like its unbelievable lol

  • Hank

    LOL, skits sucked and lyrics were vague…. Be real, they love this album due to the mustard production

  • actually i dunno why people are mad this is Elliots list nobody elses.

  • MartyKahn

    SMH, yall know this is bs

  • Brian

    You’re kidding me right…? This is better than Cadillactica? PRhyme? Pinata?

  • The Ghost Of Black Justice

    IM GONNA SAY THIS AGAIN… WE NEED TO START BACKING BETTER SITES. RAP RADAR HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. YOU GUYS KEEP SAYING YOU WANT BETTER HIP HOP MUSIC COVERED, OR THAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO STOP BEING BIASED. WELL IN ORDER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN WE AS A COLLECTIVE NEED TO EITHER MAKE A NEW SITE AND SUPPORT IT, OR BACK ANOTHER SITE ON THE WEB.

  • IMO

    Omg album was kinda garbage I’m surry

  • Javi

    Yall some dick riders bruh.

  • C-zar

    GTFOH. Really. Prhyme, Ras Kass, Dilated Peoples, Skyzoo & Torae, Black Milk, Cormega, Yancey Boys, Pharohe Monch – all droped way better albums last year. And that’s just to name a few. Man you trippin! YG can’t even make it to top 20! Fo real