Tyga – American rapper
Tyga’s real name is Michael Ray Stevenson. He was born on 19 November 1989. The aspiring artist grew up in Compton, California. The singer’s unusual appearance is due to his heritage. Michael has Jamaican and Vietnamese blood. The family moved to Gardena when Stevenson was 11. He enjoyed rap since childhood and listened to such artists as Lil Wayne, Cam'ron, Fabolous, and Eminem. Many times, in the interviews, Michael told different stories about his childhood. Sometimes he recollected living in poverty. At other times, he talked about growing up in a rich family.
Throughout his career, Tyga worked with such label as Young Money, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.
The singer’s first solo album, No Introduction, came out in 2008. For a debut LP, it was immensely popular. The lead single “Diamond Life” was used by the computer game developers for Need for Speed: Undercover and Madden NFL 09. It also became a soundtrack for the movie Fighting. Another single “Deuces” climbed to the 14th spot of Billboard Hot 100 and topped Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.