Read YG’s Red Friday review below.
2016 has been one of the most breakthrough years for many artists, and YG is no exception. From starting off the year with his classical trap song “FDT” (F**k Donald Trump) that got buzzing, to mid-year, dropping his strongest project, Still Brazy. YG’s bridge from freshman start-up to OG in the game definitely came when the exceptional project dropped. Serving as another layer to the album comes the $100 dollar mixtape Red Friday. Red Friday, a quick 8-track mixtape, is what YG needed to cap off the year at a remarkable rate.
Starting off the mixtape after a public service announcement skit, YG follows up his track “I’m A Thug” with a pt. 2. Charting at one of the best on the EP, YG delivers a powerful trap anecdote about his lifestyle as a blood. Similar to the part 1 track, YG’s classic lyrics and rhyme scheme go over minimal piano melody with low bass.
Transitioning to “Get Out Yo Feelin’s,” a catchy mainstream hit featuring RJmrLA. Bringing back a YG and DJ Mustard collab, the catchy hook made this a better track. YG depicted the hood life in “staying out of your feelings,” to over come any tragic moment. YG has a strong connection with staying true and honest to yourself, and he displays just that in “I Ain’t Lying.”
“I Know,” featuring Mitch, a young artist who covers the traditional hip-hop song with an R&B hook. Minimal production throughout the song as Mitch handles 3/4 of the song, with a short verse from the Bompton boss. YG & Mitch boast about knowing their money and women.
Moving down the tracklist, we come across the most commercial and popular track featuring 21 Savage, “I Be On.” “I Be On,” much like “Down B*tches,” contest the dark and mysterious side of YG, as they both endure minimalist but dark production. They brag about finessing their way through the game with the cost of some real BS.
Finishing off the EP strong with “One Time Comin,” a signature YG production induced track, the Compton artist strikes another hit. Sounding like a late 90’s gangster rap hit, the 4hunnid boss casts a light on the corrupt law enforcement. YG also sheds light on the crime in the hood as well.