24: Introduce yourself to everyone and let them know where your from?
YG: This is your boy YG without the hit single “Toot It and Boot It” and I’m from Compton,California(Westside).
24: Speaking of your single “Toot It and Boot It” take the readers back for a minute and let them know how did the record come about and who produced it?
YG: The big homie who was actually my street manager back in the days hit me up like come to the studio I got some hits for you. When I got to the studio the beat was already ready getting done and the homes was like make sure you do a song called “Toot it and Boot It” so we did it. Since the day we did the record things has been taking off. The guy who produced name is Ty $(along with his production team called Jack Sample Pros)and he’s actually the one singing on the hook.
24: After you did the record did you ever think it would of turned out so huge and you would ended up having artist making their own remixes to it and an artist such as 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg actually jumping on the record with you for the official remix?
YG: Not at all! We did the record like a year ago and mostly all of my music was on the streets on on a street underground level at that time. I didn’t know it was going to get like this you feel me. Usually soon as I do a record in the studio I would upload them to Myspace and my fans would make their own videos and add my records on to Youtube. The song go out fast and started blowing up on it’s own. At the time I would do shows so of course I would perform the record and I would perform “Toot it and Boot it” as my last song and the crowd would go crazy every night. So I always knew it was something about that record. From their we took it up to the radio station ourselves and things took off from that point.
24: You mentioned that you took the record to the radio station so is that what got you the attention of Def Jam?
YG: Def Jam had me going to the studio to try and make a single and I was trying to use “Toot It and Boot It” as my first single. Def Jam wasn’t feeling it like that and was saying it wasn’t the record. I told them it’s the record and this is the one that everyone is talking about and the streets are going crazy for already. So I took it up to Power 106 myself and about five of the DJ‘s that work their knew me already on some street stuff so they was like that’s YG cool. DJ Felli Fel got it and the same day I went up their about 2am the record got played and it’s been on ever since.
24: What was it like on the set of the video with Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent?
YG: It was real cool. They showed me a lot of love and the video came out crazy.
24: Who are some of the artist or producers that you have been working with so far for your project?
YG: I’ve been working with Ty $ who produced “Toot it and Boot It” and I have been working with him for a while now, as well as J Noyd who produced New Boyz single “Tie Me Down“. Not to mention D Nice, Young Platinum, and my DJ Monster who produced my next single “Patty Cake“. I have been working with a lot of people but I just keep mine in the family and who I have been working with since day one.
24: So what’s next in line for you I know you just spoke about your next single “Patty Cake” so what else can the readers expect to see from you?
YG: My next single “Patty Cake” which is another club banger of course the “Toot it and Boot It” Remix video as well my new mixtape followed up by my album which will be dropping at the top of this year around February, March or the latest April,May. The album will be called “Fresh On Campus“. Also look out for a Movie that I just shot with my Big Homie Snoop Dogg called “Where The Party At” which was directed by Mario Van Pebbles. The movie is going to be cold and it should be out around spring time.
24: Let the readers know what’s the best way to keep up to date with you?
YG: Hit me up on that Twitter because y’all know I stay up on their(lol), it’s @DefJamYg or you can hit me up on Myspace at www.myspace.com/YG400 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YG400. Holla at your boy because I holla back.
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