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Rap Song of the Week: YG and Lil Wayne Reunite on “Miss My Dawgs”

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Rap Song of the Week breaks down all the hip-hop tracks you need to hear every Friday. Check out the full playlist here. This week, YG and Lil Wayne are reuniting on “Miss My Dawgs.”

YG and Lil Wayne have been a frequent collaborator over the past decade or so, first collaborating on a remix of YG’s hit “My N****”. Earlier this week, YG acknowledged their close relationship by gifting 4Hunnid’s “favorite rapper” a red chain while shooting the video for their new collaboration, “Miss My Dawgs.”

Featuring a melancholy piano-based production by Gibbo and Ambezza, “Miss My Dawgs” is a tribute to YG’s late friend and rapper Slim 400, who was shot dead one year ago today. The song’s title may be a reference to Wayne’s 2004 song “I Miss My Dogs” as well, as the rapper remembers all of their friends who were taken in very early on. The accompanying music video pays homage with an early shot of a Nipsey Hussle mural.


As dogs bark in the background, YG sets the song’s emotional tone over the chorus, rapping, “Man, I miss dogs/People I pick up, I never miss a call.” Moving on to defining “my beats,” YG is keeping it simple, referring to the friends who were with him while they were “coming out of poverty” and still kept him “honest with me.”

In Wayne’s verse, he talks about “bad memories” before venting to haters who are “trying to scratch my b****.” With nearly three decades in hip-hop at the age of 40, it’s impossible to imagine what his personal life has been like — let alone how many people he’s lost over the years.

Miss My Dawgs joins “I Have a Question,” 2016’s “Trill,” 2020’s “Blood Walk,” and last year’s “Buzzin'” as the latest addition to YG and Lil Wayne’s long collaborative history. With a somber tone and honest words, it just might be their best yet.

– Eddie Fu
New music editor


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