The Lasting Impact of YG’s ‘My Krazy Life’

Complex - 03-18

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In the final days of 2013, rap fans and writers alike were already forecasting a drought for 2014. The previous year had seen blockbuster releases from, to name a few: JAY-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake, Pusha-T, J. Cole, Wale, Mac Miller, 2 Chainz, Tyler, The Creator, Big Sean, and Chance The Rapper. It appeared 2014 was up for grabs, with next to none of the obvious choices seemingly available to take it. Five years later, the idea of a bunch of A-listers dropping in close proximity to each other being bewildering is a distant memory, as is the expectation that they would be too creatively spent to return within the next calendar. And five years later, the unlikely album that won over 2014 still belongs to YG.