Happy Birthday, Tyga!
Tyga has been having a rough go at it this year between the commercial and critical failure of his most recent album and getting ridiculed for dating an underaged Kylie Jenner. But at least he can take solace in that he's made it through another year. Today (Nov. 19), he turns 26 years old.
Even though he's rarely considered an adroit rhymer, Tyga was a radio mainstay five years ago. He was Young Money's utility player, appearing on the massive hit "BedRock" and "Roger That." He was also good as a solo artist. The California rhymer had several hits, including "Rack City" in 2012.
Careless World: Rise of the Last King, his major label debut, sold well and was the culmination of the hype he's been building through his mixtapes. Unfortunately, that was his highest-selling album. The following year, he dropped his follow-up, Hotel California, and it sold poorly.
Then came his label issues with Cash Money Records. YMCMB CEO Birdman refused to release The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty despite the success of the single "Hookah" with Young Thug. In June, Tyga dropped the project with a surprise Spotify release and it didn't sell well in the marketplace.
Regardless, Tyga is still on his grind. The "Faded" rapper is releasing another mixtape, Rawwest Nigga Alive, on Nov. 27. The collection boasts guest appearances from Chris Brown, Goapele, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz.