One of the highlights on Lil Wayne’s new LP, I Am Not a Human Being, is a track called “Young Money Salute.” The record features YM members Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Tyga. During the opening Miami dates on Drake’s Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour , Tyga said he didn’t really recall making the record. It’s just one in a batch full of material he’s co-authored with his musical siblings.
“It’s crazy because I don’t even remember my verse,” Tyga admitted. “We do so many songs. … That song is probably two years old or a year old. I don’t remember my verse, honestly. I don’t remember the song but I know I recorded it though.”
When the song leaked to the Internet last week, Nicki Minaj told fans about its origins via her Twitter. “Fun fact: Young Money salute was recorded over a year ago,” the Barbie tweeted. [Editor's note: The track appears on the disc due on October 12, not in the digital format released on Monday.]
Meanwhile, Tyga is continuing his stretch as opening act for Drake. The tour hits New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday night (September 28). He’s also gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, Careless World. The Cali native said the project should be out either in December or early 2011.
“I feel like I’ve been doing something right,” Tyga said assessing himself. “I sat back in 2009 and I just looked at where I wanted to take it to the next level. I turned 18 two years ago, and I gotta figure out how I wanna not get stuck as a kid and still be grown and represent for people my age and older. I had to sit back for a year and just evaluate how I wanted to be portrayed and put my music out. I’ve just been doing the right thing. Obviously because of the success that’s been coming with it, we gonna keep doing this and keep the same formula and keep giving them better.”
What’s your favorite Tyga feature? “Young Money Salute”? “Deuces”? Tell us in the comments!