YG Announces New Album ‘4REAL 4REAL
21-April-2019: YG just announced a brand new album ‘4REAL 4REAL which is scheduled to drop on the 3rd of May Via Def jam, he made these known during an interview with Billboard.
4REAL 4REAL follows YG’s 2018 album Stay Dangerous. YG planned to surprise-drop the record on April 12, but delayed its release as he mourned the death of his friend and collaborator Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered at the age of 33. Last weekend, YG dedicated his Coachella set to Nipsey.
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!
— 4HUNNID (@YG) April 3, 2019
According to Billboard, YG’s ‘4REAL 4REAL’ Album is “perhaps his most confident storytelling to date.” Instead of freestyling like he usually does, he decided to switch up his recording process and wrote some of the tracks, including the opener “The Face,” on his laptop.
“From my first album to my second album, and from my second album to my third album, it took me two years to put out each project,” he said. “That wasn’t my choice. Life was changing: I got shot, I had a daughter. It was crazy — it took a little longer.”
May is definately going to be the most amazing month ever, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated and Dj Khaled’s “Father Of Ashad” are also scheduled to drop may, so just stay tuned.
A few days ahead of the release, YG has unveiled the official artwork for the LP. It sees him posing four times and at the bottom it says “in loving memory of Nipsey Hussle”. YG delayed the release of this album out of respect for the late Crenshaw MC
Check out the art work below: