YG sat down with MTV News on the release date of his My Krazy Life debut to discuss how a collaboration with a certain fellow West Coast rapper came about. Giving the details on how "Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin)" with Kendrick Lamar was put together, YG explained that K. Dot chose the track he wanted drop a verse on.
“Kendrick told me that when it was time to put out my album he was gonna hop on one of my records, so he wanted to hear the whole album,” YG said. “So we played him the whole album, then he heard that song, he like, ‘I’m hopping on that, that’s the best song on there.’ That’s how it came, just like that. Real simple."
YG also explained the concept behind the "Really Be," saying that the track was inspired by one's motivation for intoxication.
“I drink a lot of alcohol, you feel me, I wanted to let the people why I drink when I drink or when I smoke I smoke, or when the next person drink or smoke,” he said. “Most of the time it’s reasons behind that. You be tripping sometimes, you have something going on. Like today I woke up and there was stuff that I wanted to go on that didn’t go on right. So I woke up, I was mad, I was hot just off something little like that. But I got some of that Avión, I took that Avión back and I was cool. That’s how it go.”
Watch YG talk "Really Be" in the video above.