YG, DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla Sign share The Source covers

How the West was won. For the upcoming issue of The Source magazine, YG, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla Sign will share the cover of the legendary Hip Hop mag. But that’s not all. There will also be a second special edition cover of the mag available for digital purchase.

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Special edition The Source cover featuring YG, Ty Dolla Sign, and DJ Mustard

One thing people might not know about YG:

YG is all-inclusive. Though a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods, his inner circle includes members from rival gangs–even his mother. “My momma Crip, she from a Crip neighborhood,” he said laughing. His relationships supersede  gang affiliations, which is perhaps how he can seamlessly trade verses with the likes of ScHoolboy Q on his album, who raps the Hoover Street Crip set. “I’m the reason why we got Blood n****s and we got Crip n****s in one click–that’s me,” he proudly exclaimed.

Ty Dolla $ign almost threw it all away:

“I used to produce with this other dude named G Casso, and when he died that f*****d me up. He got killed. He got killed and it f****d me up to where I didn’t even feel like making beats like that, you know, that was another reason why I slowed down.”

Being producer of the year is no joke:

“That’s what a lot of people don’t understand, like, this is more than producing,” he explains. They don’t understand that this is a full-time job. It’s not like I’m just making a beat and Big Sean happens to stumble into the studio. It’s not like that.” […] “People take it lightly. You gotta grind for what you want and really take it to the next level–it’s a different era. It’s really just [about] changing the sound up, not staying the same.”

There’s more.

In honor of YG, Ty and Mustard’s feat, we figured we’d still need to honor them with dual covers. So, presenting the alternative cover, which will be available for digital purchase on Tuesday, December 23.