Micheal Ray Stevenson is famous for the stage name as Tyga. He belongs to Compton and is majorly an American rapper. Additionally, Tyga is also a singer, actor, television personality, and songwriter.
After getting success through several independent releases, he had signed recording contracts with “Entertainment,” “Young Money,” “Republic Records,” and “Cash Money Records” in 2008.
He debuted in 2011 with the release of his first major-label “Careless World: Rise of the Last King. Afterward got popularity in his singles “Faded,” “Rack City,” “Lil Wayne,” “Chris Richardson,” “Drake,” “Still Got it,” “Far Away,” and “Make It Nasty.”
After having disagreements with “Young Money,” Tyga released his fourth album independently with the name of “The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty” in June 2015. It was his worst-selling album with selling only almost 5000 album units in the first week.
The negative reviews and poor sales lasted for an extended period and then his May 2018 single “Tase” showed good results and got number 8 on the “Billboard Hot 100”. After “Ayo” with Chris Brown in 2015, this was his first Top 40 single.
This single directed Tyga towards his seventh lead single album “Legendary” that was eventually released in 2019.
Tyga was born on 19-11-1989 in Compton city of California. Tyga got raised for 12 years in Compton and afterward moved to Gardena.
Micheal Ray Stevenson “Tyga” was born in Compton, California, on the 19thof November 1989. Tyga was raised in Compton until he was 12 years old before moving to Gardena. Tyga grew up having Eminem and Wayne as his role models.
As per Tyga, he belonged to a low socioeconomic area of Compton. However, in leaked footage of a T.V. show named Bustas, he claimed that he belonged to a well-to-do home in the valley of Compton, where his parents had a Range Rover.
It is being said that his claim in the T.V. show was a kind of mocking and must not be taken as reality. Tyga also showed the same gesture in a humorous style on twitter by saying scripted T.V. interview is not as he lived his life.
Stevenson started his career with the release of a multitude of mixtapes and demo tapes. In 2007, his mixtape “Young On Probation” reasoned the attention of his cousin, “Travie McCoy.”
His cousin foreseen the young hidden talent and eventually offered Tyga a record deal with DCD2 Records (Decaydence Records) with an independent label.
Around the time, Stevenson also entered in an agreement with G.E.D (Getting Educated Daily) Inc. It further helped him launching the career of fellow Schoolboy Q, West Coast rapper. Tyga worked with him in his early career. Tyga also had a tattoo of G.E.D. Inc on his right eyebrow.
Tyga’s first independent album was “No Introduction” that was released on Decaydance Records in June 2008. “Coconut Juice” supported this album that featured McCoy. One song from the album named “Diamond Life” was also used in two video games “Madden N.F.L. 2009” and “Need for Speed: Undercover.”
Tyga’s second studio album was released on February 21, 2012, in the name of “Careless World: Rise of the Last King” on “Young Money Entertainment, “Universal Republic, and “Cash Money Records.” This album was his move to the rapping style, followed by the poppy dance elements in previous albums.
Also, Tyga released official singles “Far Away” in May 2011 (86th on Billboard Hot 100), “Still Got It” in October 2011 (89th on Billboard Hot 100), and “Rack City” in December 2011 (94th on Billboard Hot 100).
The fourth official single “Faded” in January 2012 (33rd on Billboard Hot 100). His sixth single “Do My Dance” in October 2012 peaked at 79 on Billboard Hot 100.
Along with production by David D.A. Doman, DJ Mustard, and Cool & Dre, and The Olympics, this album was also supported by three singles- “Dope,” “For the Road,” and “Show You.”
On the 7th day of Septemeber, 2016, Kanye West proclaimed that he had signed an agreement with Tyga for his GOOD Music imprint. Afterward, on July 17, 2017, it was also announced that Tyga is going to join the third season of VH1, as a series regular. Tyga featured in the role of Jamal Elliot.
Tyga released his single “Go Loko” in 2019 as his recent work. About this single, Tyga spoke that they had tried something different to bring Latins together.
Tyga had confirmed in an interview that he was in a relationship with a reality star Kylie Jenner. However, this relationship was controversial due to the difference in ages, but they had been continuously dating each other since Jenner was of 16 years.
Their photos got viral when they were holding hands in Mexico after Jenner’s 18th birthday. Afterward, they split in 2017.
Achievements & Awards
The rapper has earned many awards and achievements throughout his career. The most renowned are as follows
- MuchMusic Video Awards 2012
- E.T. Hip Hop Awards 2012
- E.T. Awards 2012
- E.T. Awards 2011
- Grammy Awards 2011
Net Worth & Other Sources of Income
He is renowned as a professional rapper. Currently, Tyga’s net worth is around $5 Million. He has also earned from other sources as well. In the previous year, Tyga was making $50,000 for a night for a concert.
Most of his income relates to music. Additionally, He starred in different T.V. shows, Ads, and Movies. Although the total sum of money is comparatively meager, Tyga has also earned from Acting, Songwriter, and composing.
Tyga is a young and talented rapper, who got massive publicity in early age and got high net worth.