Atlanta, Georgia – Last week DJ Mustard, YG and members of their camp got into a fight with Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B., and while the conflict centers around hometown pride, YG insists that the beef is an isolated incident and not a neighborhood issue.
“On the hood-to-hood, Bay-to-L.A., it ain’t no hood-to-hood beef,” YG told MTV News on Saturday after he performed at Hot 107.9′s Birthday Bash in Atlanta.
The scuffle took place after YG and Mustard performed at the KMEL Summer Jam on June 8. The hit-producer and star DJ went on to spin at an after-party and YG went to support. The night was marred by confrontation however. The day the show, footage of Mistah F.A.B. striking Mustard hit the Internet. Days later more footage hit the Web, this time of Mustard’s entourage retaliating against F.A.B’s initial attack.
YG says it all started because the veteran Bay Area MC feels that Los Angeles-based Mustard lifted the rap sound native to his city. “The Mistah Fab n—a, he say the homey stole the Bay sound, he say Mustard took the Bay sound,” YG began to explain. “He feel like that, okay, we don’t feel like that, Mustard don’t feel like that.”
The My Krazy Life MC admits to being influenced by Bay Area-based rappers like the late Mac Dre, E-40 and Keek the Sneak, but maintains that he and his frequent collaborator, Mustard have a sound all their own. “I don’t feel like the homey taking a Bay sound, especially my album don’t sound like the Bay,” the Compton spitter said, defending his critically acclaimed debut. “Every time somebody speak on my album they say it remind them of [Snoop Dogg's] Doggystyle, Eazy-E, DJ Quik, it remind them of that.
“I’m trying to figure out what he’s talking about, because I really don’t know,” he continued.
YG believes that F.A.B’s sentiment is exclusive to him, and not representative of how the Bay feels about the bass-heavy rap and pop sound that Mustard has popularized. He insists that he and Mustard often get booked to do shows in Oakland and San Francisco and their songs get heavy airplay on the local radio stations.
“I don’t think their city feel like that, because their city f–k with us when we come out there,” he said. “I think he feels like that.”