Don't expect Tyga to slow down anytime soon. Though the Young Money stand-out is still riding high off of his hit single "Rack City," Tyga Tyga is fast at work, and this week he released the video for his Lil Wayne-assisted single "Faded." Though the song bangs in the street, the Cali spitter didn't want to limit his visuals to the block and flexed a bit of artistic muscle for the clip.
"It's crazy. The idea I had for it, I still wanted to keep it street and relatable, but I wanted to do something fun and creative," Tyga told MTV News in February while on the video set in Miami.
Who better to call than director Colin Tilley, who has used quite a bit of impressive visual effects in videos for Chris Brown and Lil Wayne. "As you can see, the setups that we got here is crazy. From the gold setup, to the spinning tunnel, just a bunch of trippy type stuff," Tyga said.
In one scene from the current MTV Jams Jam of the Week, Wayne and Tyga are animated with big heads, similar to the effect popularized by the 1993 arcade game "NBA Jam."
On his album Careless World: Rise of the Last King, Tyga sends poignant messages on songs like "King and Queens," but "Faded" was really just about a vibe between Wayne and his protégé. "At first it was just a mixtape joint, and I was like, 'Man, I might want to save this for my album, this is one of those joints.' "
Tyga wasn't the only one impressed by the song. Wayne, who was recording in the next room at the time, wanted in also. "That's how we work: Birdman in one studio, I'm in another studio, Wayne's in another. We just all in a bunch of different rooms," he said. "He did a verse on it and I was like, 'We gotta shoot a video.' "
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