Tyga, the Stefan Urquell to Spank Rock's Steve Urkel. He's 17 years old and he's just put out this new mixtape on Lil Wayne's Young Money label.
Tyga does a little of the Miami bass hipster rap revivalism of aforementioned scrawny black man Spank Rock, but he's got a lot more mainstream blood in him. And while he might look the tougher part, Tyga's MC style is amazing for sounding like he's doing story time to a room of kindergardeners, except he's talking about fucking and fame.
There's some dead weight (“Tyga's World”) but a few tracks kill it (Tyga's remix of “Google Me” actually makes the Princess of Harlem sound like more than a pop star. Also check out the uncredited MC in “Get With This” and the production work and word play on “Rotten Mind”).
02 Exquisite f. Lil Wayne & Gata
03 Google Me (rmx) f. Teyana Taylor
04 Summer Girl f. K-Dot / Gata / Q
05 Knock Yaself Out Freestyle
06 Get With This
07 Christmas Story f. Gata
08 Dey Know Freestyle
00 Rotten Mind
11 Bless You
12 Tyga’s World
Look out for the next No Introduction mixtape on May 10.