West Coast Ridaz: The Ups & Downs Of YG & DJ Mustard

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YG and DJ Mustard are one explosive team. For one, this storied duo can masterfully craft bangers with relative ease as proven in years past. YG’s debut endeavor, My Krazy Life, showcased the tandem’s immaculate chemistry. In efforts of being the present-day version of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Mustard and YG have the capabilities to forge a similar path. Take a look at their history, through the good, the bad, and more in our gallery.

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Check Out the Ups & Downs of YG & DJ Mustard on the Following Pages.

YG Signs To Def Jam (2010)

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After showing promise with his first single “Toot It & Boot It,” YG landed a deal with Def Jam.  “I started making beats for YG; he was one the first people to do my beats. I started with him, so for us to do a mixtape was easy. We created this dancing sound. I feel like we owed it to the streets and we’re not stopping,” Mustard said in an interview with Sway. After several mixtapes, he finally was able to drop his first single.

YG Teams Up With DJ Mustard For “My Hitta”

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The inseparable boys from Cali made a thunderous entry into the game with their radio smash,”My Hitta.” With Mustard on the boards, he lobbed YG a poignant record boasting features from the likes of Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan. The record peaked at 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.