Young Lyfe

Real Lyfe

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Hailing from Snoop's town--Long Beach, California--Young Lyfe shows that the locale's laid-back g-funk sound is still alive and well. On his debut album REAL LYFE, Young Lyfe puts down gangsta-themed rhymes that--while rarely quick-tongued or clever in the manner of MCs like Paul Wall or Ludacris--are straightforward, deep, and heavy-lidded in a classic West Coast style. Guest appearances from Soopafly, Daz, and Goldie Loc put weight behind Young Lyfe's first ups, which helps considerably, as do jeep- and club-ready anthems like "Put Yo Hands Up" and the P-funk-esqe, "Flashlight"-inspired jam "This Is Why."

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