Don’t let the popularity of “Rack City” fool you. Tyga’s recently released Careless World: Rise of the Last King is packed with 21 joints (23 if you buy the iTunes bonus tracks). Among the most notable are the Lil Wayne-assisted “Faded” and “King and Queens” with Nas and Wale.
This isn’t the first time Wale and Tyga have collaborated; the D.C. spitter appears on the official “Rack City” remix, but for Nas to link up with the Young Money newcomer is a big deal. “I feel like it crosses every angle, and the song is consistent. It doesn’t fall off,” Tyga said of “King and Queens” when he appeared on Wednesday’s “RapFix Live.” “From my verse to Wale to Nas’ verse, it’s just a perfect song from beginning to end.
“[Nas] actually has a label called Kings and Queens that he just started, so he was like, it’s just cliché that I sent him a song called ’[King] and Queens’ and he just started a label called Kings and Queens, which is crazy,'” Tyga told Sway.
Originally Tyga intended for Nas to jump on another track seven months ago, but the rap veteran never turned in his verse. “It was real apocalyptic, I was like, ’Man, this would be the perfect song to send him because he could talk that Nas sh– on it,’ ” Tyga said of the song that never was.
A few days before the YM standout was scheduled to turn in his album, Nas hit him up again with some encouraging words and an offer to finally record the overdue collaboration. “He was like, ’Man, congrats to your success, young homey. You doing your thing, I’m watching,’ ” Tyga said of Nas’ message.
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