If you are an avid fan of music in the rap and hip hop genres, you might want to read up on a Tyga biography. Tyga is a notable young rapper who has been a force on the rap scene since 2007. The Compton, California native is on the roster of several different labels, including Universal Motown Records, Decaydance, Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment (headed by Lil Wayne).
Tyga was born in Compton, California on November 19th of 1989. His birth name is Michael Stevenson. He is a cousin of Travis McCoy, the vocalist of the popular indie-hip hop group Gym Class Heroes. Upon a chance encounter and discussion about his music with his cousin (they ran into each other at the Fight Club LA sneaker store), Tyga became the newest artist on Bad Squad. Bad Squad is run by Travis McCoy.
His debut mixtape came out in 2007, and is known as "Young on Probation." Tyga's two full-length studio albums came out in 2008 and 2011, and are known as "No Introduction" and "Careless World," respectively. Other mixtape releases from Tyga include "Outraged & Underage," "Fan of a Fan," "The Free Album," "Slaughter House" and "The Potential." Singer Chris Brown collaborated with him on the "Fan of a Fan" mixtape.
In Tyga's relatively new career, he also has received some critical acclaim. In 2011 he received a Grammy nod for his work on "Deuces," which is a song by Chris Brown. The rapper has been on the receiving end of positive comments from many online and print publications such as Vibe magazine, MTV, AOL and Blender.