YG has plans to follow up his great 2014 debut My Krazy Life with a new album called Still Krazy, and first single “Twist My Fingaz” is one of the hardest things we’ve heard all year. But YG is also working on California Livin, a new collaborative mixtape with Bay Area rappers Blanco and DB Tha General, which will be produced entirely by the Spanish production duo Cookin Soul. Last year, we heard them team up on the excellent track “Block Party.” And now they’ve shared “G Thang,” which also has contributions from New Orleans No Limit veteran Fiend and from Compton rapper A.V. Jake One and G Koop helped out on the production, too. But when you listen to the track, you stop thinking about who’s responsible for what. It’s a laid-back six-minute funk fantasia, and it shows how genuinely pretty summer-barbecue rap music can be. Listen below.
Hopefully, Califonia Livin will arrive before this summer weather ends.