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Stay Dangerous


Stay Dangerous

Third full-length album from Compton-based rapper with appearances from 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign

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Virgin EMI / Def Jam
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  1. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    While he’s still a regional traditionalist, evoking G-funk and hyphy in equal measure, this is the most nocturnal record in his catalog
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  2. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It might be a step down from previous albums, but it's not a step back by any means
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  3. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    YG’s third full-length mainly concerns itself on displaying the rapper’s pop instincts in both sound and technique
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  4. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    An album that’s fun and soul-searching without diluting his political edge
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  5. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    Filled with numbing vulgarity, warmed-over nostalgia, and actual nursery rhymes, YG’s third studio album is a mindless step backward
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  6. 6.5 |   The 405

    There are few low points but also few high points. YG can do this in his sleep, and occasionally, you want to pinch him to make sure he hasn’t dozed off in the studio
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  7. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    There's a weariness beneath the surface of YG's Stay Dangerous, which takes a step back from the topical
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  8. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    A patchy album that will offer something for everyone in a streaming world but will disappoint those wanting a classic
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  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Solid gangsta rap keeps it blood simple
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