Last year, the Compton, California, rapper caught an inadvertent hit when his Chris Brown collabo, "Deuces," from their joint mixtape, Fan of a Fan, burned up the airwaves, landing at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Tyga and Brown went on to earn a Grammy nomination in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category for the song he co-wrote, and he's now prepping his forthcoming album, Careless World.
Before connecting with the YMCMB, Tyga was already making a name for himself on the L.A. rap circuit. In 2008, he dropped his debut single, "Coconut Juice," which featured his cousin Travie McCoy. Soon Tyga became acquainted with Lil Wayne — the two appeared together on a remix to Fall Out Boy's "Arms Race" — and signed on with Young Money a year or so later. Tyga cemented his place in the crew by contributing to Young Money's hits "BedRock" and "Roger That."
Tyga is hoping to prove his patience will pay off as he's waited in the wings for fellow YMCMB teammates Drake and Nicki Minaj to launch their careers. The first singles from Careless World, "I'm On It," featuring Lil Wayne, and "Really Raw," featuring Snoop Dogg and Pharrell, have heads checking for the project's release. And earlier this year, Tyga revealed a Drake collaboration will be included on it too.
We've already spotlighted Nipsey Hussle and Casey Veggies and our New West coverage will continue on "RapFix Live" with closer looks at the movements of Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and School Boy Q) and Odd Future. Apart from the insight into the diverse underground rap sounds coming out of L.A., we'll also be examining its party and dance scene.
Find out what else is in store from Tyga and the rest of the YMCMB crew when he sits down for his interview on the "RapFix" couch. The "Deuces" rapper will be taking questions from the audience via Twitter, @MTVRapFix with the hashtag #rapfixlive. Fans can also upload video questions for Young Money's next star via Your.MTV.com. Tune in on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com.
Stick with us all week as MTV News turns the spotlight on the New West, including a special edition of "RapFix Live" with Cali's own Tyga on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com. We're bringing you the next wave of hip-hop acts helping restore faith in the L.A. rap scene. From groups like Odd Future to rising MCs like Dom Kennedy, we'll bring you up close and personal to these artists as they carve their own lanes in the post-gangsta rap era. Keep it locked here for the next week for more on the West Coast up-and-comers!