Infobox musical artist
Name = Tyga

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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Michael Stevenson
Origin = Gardena, California
Occupation = Rapper
Years active = 2007–present
Label = Young Money, Decaydance
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URL = [http://www.tygaworld.com TygaWorld.com]

Michael Stevenson, [(May 9, 2008). [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame/2008/0509-tyga.htm Play Madden NFL 08 with Tyga] "Xbox.com". Accessed July 8, 2008.] better known by his stage name Tyga, is a pop rap artist signed in late 2007 by Young Money Entertainment and Decaydance. Tyga is also the cousin of Travis McCoy, lead vocalist of the group Gym Class Heroes. [MTV News (March 17, 2008). [http://newsroom.mtv.com/2008/03/17/pete-wentz-travis-mccoy-celebrate-poolside-in-tygas-coconut-juice Pete Wentz, Travis McCoy Celebrate Poolside In Tyga's 'Coconut Juice'] "MTV Newsroom". Accessed May 10, 2008.]

Music career

Tyga achieved his first recognition opening for Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes during the Young Wild Things Tour in late 2007. His first single, "Coconut Juice," was released in 2008 and was directed by Rage. His first mixtape, "No Introduction the Series: June 10th", was released online in April. [ [http://illroots.com/2008/04/10/nointroduction Tyga - No Introduction: The Series | April 10th] "illRoots". Accessed May 10, 2008.] The second part to the series, "No Introduction the Series: May 10th", was released in May. [ [http://illroots.com/2008/05/10/nointroduction2 Tyga - No Introduction: The Series | May 10th] "illRoots". Accessed May 10, 2008.]

Tyga's second single, "Aim", was released on August 19, 2008- directed by Luga Podesta and Gavin Percy with London Alley Entertainment. This video was released on AOL Music.

On May 14, 2008, Tyga revealed to Buzznet that the third single will likely be "First Timers" and will probably be released in the Fall of 2008, "when everybody goes back to school, when everybody doesn't want a girlfriend or boyfriend anymore, 'cause it's not summer. So probably around September we'll drop that." [ [http://www.buzznet.com/web/music/journals/entry/2356031 Tyga Already Planning Second 'No Introduction' Single; Compares LP to Potato Chips] "Buzznet". May 14, 2008]




Guest appearances

* 2007: "Hey There Delilah (Remix)" (Plain White Tees featuring Tyga)
* 2007: "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race (Remix)" (Fall Out Boy featuring Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Tyga, Kanye West, Skinhead Rob, Paul Wall, Lupe Fiasco & Lil Wayne)
* 2008: "California Love" (Lil Wayne featuring Tyga)
* 2008: "Exquisite" (Lil Wayne featuring Tyga and Gata)
* 2008: "Stacks on Deck" (Gata featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga)
* 2008: "Thinkin' of You" (Lil Wayne featuring Tyga)


External links

* [http://www.tygaworld.com Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/tyga Tyga] at MySpace

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