22-year-old rapper Tyga is one of the hottest new artists on the come-up. The Compton native is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label. He already appeared on tracks with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Birdman and Lil Wayne. His current single, “Rack City,” just reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and his new single “Faded” Ft. Lil Wayne is buzzing on urban radio stations across the country. While in Miami, recording features and running the city with Birdman, Complex magazine caught-up Tyga for an exclusive interview. He talked about his single “Rack City,” Lil Wayne, Odd Future and Chyna Blac. Below are some excerpts:
What are you doing in Miami?
Tyga: I’m recording. I was shooting a remix video for “Rack City” and I just ended up staying.
Who’s on the remix?
Wale, Fabolous, Jeezy, T.I. and Meek Mill.
The album is finished?
Yeah, it’s all turned in. Pre-orders go up this week.
What’s the release date if it’s not January 24th anymore?
We’re looking at February 7th. Hopefully.
What story are you telling?
It’s the story about me becoming king in this place I call Careless World. It goes through me being at the bottom trying to get to the top and going through war, love, and stuff like that.
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