After releasing several magnificent pieces of work, most of which explored the different sounds New York hip-hop has come to be known for, YL took a break to begin work on his newest masterpiece, which skillfully combines all of the research and experimentation he had done leading up to the record. Working with a wide variety of RRR trusted producers, such as Jonboyice, Eyedress, JUNIE, Roper Williams, Zoomo, and Yungmorpheus, YL places his versatility on full display, making sure every fan of New York hip-hop, no matter the sub-genre, gets what they want. There are only two features on the record, Starker and Ankhlejohn, and they're used to their fullest potential, providing a clean break from YL's smooth, intoxicating flow, which doesn't wear out it's welcome throughout the record, but is instead enhanced by the features and the stellar production. Don't Feed the Pigeons is without a doubt YL's strongest work to date, proving his place in the game when truly, at this point, he does not have to.
Both variants are pressed on 140-gram vinyl, housed in 24pt reverse board jackets. There are three bonus tracks on the vinyl that won't be available on streaming. The artwork was photographed by Derek Balarezo. Art direction by Alex Smith. Recorded in Apt. 56. Mixed and mastered by YL. Remastered for vinyl by Tyler Bisson of Audio Geography.
1. open arms 2. don't feed the pigeons 3. the proof 4. free $tacks 5. hunger games 6. all 4 you interlude 7. back on the wall 8. more life 9. play dead 10. last one standing 11. anti pigeon feeling 12. versaces, not cartis 13. tearz 14. nothing changed (feat. Ankhlejohn) 15. illusions 16. yoke 17. i promise 18. good numbers (feat. Starker) 19. dry 20. new day, same y (bonus) 21. disease (bonus) 22. just tappin in (bonus)