|Capital:||€ 7 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of wealth:||rapper|
Tyga is an American rapper whose name stands for “Thank You God Always”. He is known for his singles “Rack City”, “Dope” and “For The Road”. His ex-girlfriends include reality TV star Kylie Jenner and model Blac Chyna, with whom he has a son.
Micheal Ray Stevenson “Tyga” was born on November 19, 1989 in Compton, California. Tyga grew up in his native Compton until he was 12 years old. He then moved to Gardena with his family. Compton and Gardena are both towns in the Los Angeles, California area. He is of Jamaican and Vietnamese descent. Tyga’s childhood was characterized by a low socio-economic environment.
Inspired by listening to Fabolous, Eminem, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne and other rappers, Tyga took part in rap competitions with friends from school and often published songs that he had invented in online chat rooms. His cousin Travis McCoy was a member of the band Gym Class Heroes and brought him into contact with a lot of music. He toured with the group and put together underground mixtapes.
His cousin McCoy helped Tyga get his first record deal and shared his music with Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy. Wentz signed him on Bat Squad Records, part of his decay dance label, and produced Tyga’s debut album “No Introduction” in 2008. At the beginning of his career, he produced a number of mixtapes and singles that made him known to the public. As a result, he had made a name for himself in the music scene and recorded songs for Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. In late 2008, Tyga signed another record deal with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. Tyga’s musical style changed with the release of his second album “Careless World: Rise often he Last King” in 2012, produced by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records. It contained a section of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which had to be removed from the album before its release. The album reached number 4 in the US Billboard Top 200 and featured guest artists such as T-Pain, Pharrell, Nas, Robin Thicke and J Cole. In 2013 he released his third album “Hotel California”. The album received mixed reviews and was described as “the least creative major label rap album in the recent past”. The relationship with Young Money deteriorated when his album “The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty” was not released by his label Young Money Entertainment. In September 2016, Kanye West, the brother-in-law of his then girlfriend Kylie Jenner, announced that Tyga would be signed to Kanye’s label Good Music under the patronage of Def Jam Recording. Many saw this as an opportunity for Tyga to re-establish herself in the music world. In 2017 Tyga released his fifth studio album “BitchImTheShit2”, the continuation of his 2011 mix tape “#BitchImTheShit”. In 2018 Tyga released his sixth studio album “Kyoto”. The album was heavily criticized by critics and “Kyoto” became its first album that failed to make the charts. Tyga’s seventh album “Legendary” was released in June 2019.
Tyga won the Much Music Video Award for Drake and Lil Wayne for the Much Vibe Hip-Hop Video of the Year in 2012. He also received a Grammy nomination in the Best Rap / Sung Collaboration category for “Deuces” in 2011. He was also nominated for the BET Award, the MTV Europe Music Award, the American Music Award and the World Music Award.
“Instead of wiping away your tears, wipe the people out of your life who make you cry.”
“Hate comes from intimidation. Love comes from appreciation. ”
Tyga has given the following advice on careers so far: “The best career advice I have been given is to stay focused and keep going.” and “Don’t listen to anyone”.