One minute, you’re just bicken back being bool, and the next, gunshots ring out.
That’s the tale YG tells in his My Krazy Life standout “Bicken Back Being Bool,” and the accompanying video, which dropped on Monday (July 21).
(That means “kickin’ back being cool,” by the way.)
After a minute-and-a-half spoken word intro, which sets the stage for the song and video with some hood tales of its own, the DJ Mustard-produced beat drops, and YG and some homies are, well, bicken back in the front yard. Before long, though, some rival gang members drive by, and soon bullets dart back-and-forth. And that’s not bool. Or cool.
Things don’t particularly turn around during the second verse, as the Compton native and others get chased by the cops.
YG makes it through the day, but the Alex Nazari-directed video can serve as a reminder and an illustration of the dangers and potential perils of gang and gun culture.