YG has announced the delay of his new album amidst the death of Nipsey Hussle.
While the entire rap community is still grappling with the untimely death of one of its own, YG, who is a close friend of Nipsey Hussle, has put the breaks on his new music. In a not so surprising move, the West Coast rapper announced on Twitter that he was planning to drop a surprise album, but decided to delay it due to his tragic loss.
“I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th but man,” YG wrote. “Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month. Pushing it to May, Sorry! LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!”
I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th
But man. Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month. Pushing it to May, Sorry! LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!
— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) April 3, 2019
The album was slated for release this month, but will now arrive in May. This will be YG’s first project since he dropped Stay Dangerous last year. YG also shared a tribute to Nipsey Hussle on Instagram where he reflected on the type of person that he was.
“Lost for words kuz i got so many of em We went thru so much sh*t together tryna make it out of LA with this rap sh*t, But we always got thru it then talked about it & after we talked. We laughed! You was a real big bro to me no kap. YOU 1 OF A KIND!” he wrote.
“I took so long to post you kuz I Kant believe this sh*t, I don’t wanna believe this sh*t. I’m not never accepting it,” YG continues. “IDGAF what nobody say. It wasn’t yo time to go
I’m lost homie. We had so much shit in the works. TV shows that was being written, A album ‘2 OF AMERIKKKAZ MOST WANTED.’”