One of Chicago’s brightest talents of the past few years is undoubtedly YP. YP, or as his friends refer to him: Your Problem, has been making noise and been a frontrunner for leader of the new Chicago class for quite some time. But over the course of the past year, his output slowed down a little, and in a game where dropping things constantly is the norm, it takes a special kind of artist who can sit back, peep game, and focus 100% of his attention on one project. And over the past year, YP did just that.
Enter: Backwood Jones, the latest creation by YP. 11 new tracks chronicling the lot of YP’s last year. Friends and industry peers such as Rockie Fresh, Twista, Sulaiman, Kam, King Louie and Assata Jones show up to assist. Every bar is carefully crafted, every beat sequenced perfectly. This is YP’s last year on wax. The ups, the downs, the good, the bad. It’s all right here. His heart in the verses for the world to see and hear. So We highly recommend you check out what is easily going to be remembered as one of 2014′s top projects. Crack a backwood and begin your journey below.
Directed by DGainz
Life is an everyday struggle, one filled with pitfalls, curveballs and constant forces out of our control that try to halt our progression. But no matter the storm you might have to endure, one thing you should never do is stop. You must continue on. You must persevere. And no artist knows this better than YP. He will not be stopped. He will not stop. The journey continues. Better days ahead.
And here he links with another Chicago vet who refused to be halted, Twista, who adds some nice bars to “Stop,” the new single from YP’s Backwood Jones album, which is set to drop sometime tomorrow. And yes, YP just might’ve out twisted Twista on this one. Favorite this.
Remember the first time you heard “Notorious Thugs” and you were like “Damn, Biggie is rapping just like Bone. Man, he might even have done the Bone better than Bone did.” Well, we’re not saying that’s the case here (doing the Twista, better than Twista that is), but damn if YP doesn’t step up in that double time flow and own it like a boss. He mastered that one effortlessly.
“Stop” is a dope summertime record featuring YP and the legend, Twista. Two superb emcees, kicking some traditional shit-talking. Looking forward to YP’s Backwood Jones project, due out later this year. Enjoy this first look below. No serious, stop what you’re doing for “Stop.”
Directed by GoodVibes, Eric Sexton, Dakota Sillyman.
Now you see them, now you don’t. Today EMP DASME blesses us with the “You See Me (Remix)” video which features YP and Duke Da Beast. If you haven’t checked out EMP’S The Consortium project, I highly suggest you do so now. There’s some serious heat on there.
Directed by Forman James, Dada Creative and Nick Brazinsky.
Your Problem and King Louie link for the latest offering from YP’s forthcoming project, Backwood Jones. It’s always good to hear YP and Louie together and no, they’re not talking tic-tac-toe here.
Backwood Jones is scheduled to drop next month. Watch “X’s N O’s” above.
Directed by Mudwing Media. Produced by Kaye Fox, Emmaculate and Shebazz Curtis.
Double cross Kaye Fox, and you’ll find yourself hung out to dry. The evidence is in this new video for Kaye and YP’s most recent collaboration, “Used To Love You.” You might even find yourself looking quite suspect at the register of Succezz. One day you’ll learn.
Kaye’s Here I Am album will be out later this year.
Produced by Kaye Fox, Emmaculate & Shebazz Curtis
This is something new from Kaye’s long awaited album, Hear I Am, which is due out in April. For her new single she grabbed Chicago’s own YP for some aid and assistance. I recommend you check it out below.
Produced by Snapback
With Snapback on the track, Pha’Tal and YP invite the groupies to have consensual ‘fun’ with their favorite rappers. Speak now or forever hold your peace.