YG - Twist My Fingaz

The rebirth of YG in 2014 is easily one of the greatest comeback stories in hip-hop lore. At one point doomed to one-hit-wonderism by way of his “Toot It & Boot It” single, the Compton hailing rapper emerged from the ashes after aligning himself with DJ Mustard, and the two collaborated to create one of the best albums of last year in My Krazy Life.

Now, with a new album on the way slated to be entitled Still Krazy, YG has released his first proper single of 2015, “Twist My Fingaz.”

Recruiting Terrace Martin on production, “Twist My Fingaz” sounds the exact opposite of the Mustard-y, hopping and bopping instrumentation that defined much of My Krazy Life, opting instead for a classic West Coast feel that will still get heads nodding. Floating over a sample of George “P-Funk” Clinton’s “One Nation Under A Groove,” “Twist My Fingaz” is a four minute G-Funk fight song, with YG seeing threats and allegations and not backing down from any of them. Don’t be surprised if this one sneaks into the clubs towards the close of the summer.

YG’s Still Krazy LP, on which “Twist My Fingaz” appears, is on the way.