After surviving an attempt on his life last Summer that left him with 3 gunshot wounds, YG found himself turning to alcohol to cope. Gangsters don’t usually seek out professional help, but shortly before the release of his new album Still Brazy last week, Noisey had the Compton Blood sit down with a therapist to see if he could get some help working through his issues. The full exchange recently aired on VICELAND, but it is now available to watch in full online in case you missed it.
The pair discuss a variety of topics, including when YG was shot, the effects his newfound fame has had on his relationships with other people, how his mom took care of him when his dad was in jail. It’s a huge insight into what made YG the man he is today and how he came to be a figure in West Coast rap.