After closing out Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014, YG and DJ Mustard grace the cover of RESPECT. magazine's Summer issue (Vol. 5, Issue 1).

The tagline, "Welcome to the Gangsta Party," attributes to the West Coast duo bringing back the gangsta sound of the '90s and moving it forward on YG's latest effort, 'My Krazy Life.'

Elsewhere, the issue is chock-full of in-depth rap features.

A writer for the publication traveled to the Midwest to chat with Chi-City rhymer Lil Bibby, who recently appeared on the 2014 XXL Freshman cover. Skyzoo and Torae are also featured in the issue. The pair recently dropped an impressive hardcore album, 'Barrel Brothers.'

The Motor City receives some love as well with Detroit wordsmith Jon Connor. Finally, RESPECT. enters the toughest arena in the rap game -- battle rap -- and talked with Smack and Beasley who started the competitive lyrical tournament that has gained popularity on the Internet.

All of this and more curated by the publication’s new Editor-in-Chief, Datwon Thomas.

The RESPECT. magazine issue, with YG and DJ Mustard on the cover, hits newsstands this week.

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