On May 24, YG will release his fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL, a feat that fans are eagerly awaiting. After debuting singles like “Go Loko” and “Stop Snitchin,” the Compton native also revealed the project’s cover, which is dedicated to Nipsey Hussle.
In script at the bottom of images of YG, “In loving memory of Nipsey Hussle” is cemented, canonizing YG’s longtime friendship with the fallen rapper. Hussle was fatally shot on March 31 in Los Angeles, a passing that received a wave of condolences and memories shared of the 33-year-old entrepreneur/artist. The lyrical pair have a history of churning out collaborative songs like “You Broke,” “I Wanna Benz,” “FDT,” and “Last Time That I Checc’d.”
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In a previous interview with Billboard, YG said music is his safe haven and shelters him from a dark place. “If I’m not doing music, I feel depressed,” he said. “I feel like I ain’t sh*t. I like to create, and right now, I know where I want to be, and I know how to get there.”