Us rapper Tyga is back in Marbella for what is bound to be another sell out performance at Mosaic Music Club on Friday May 11th.
Tyga first came to Marbella in 2017 to perform at Teatro and was a true superstar. Having seen him perform live several times now he is definitely a crowd pleaser and despite being offered the VIP Room he mingled with the crowd and posed happily for pictures and autographs. Let’s hope this May’s visit to the new Estepona based super club Mosaic is as amazing for fans bagging a ticket this year.
Tyga first shot to fame in 2011, after signing a record contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money and Republic Records. His major label debut ‘Careless World: Rise of the Last King’ included the hit singles ‘Rack City’, ‘Faded’ featuring fellow Young Money’s Lil Wayne and ‘Far Away’ featuring Chris Richardson and ‘Still Got It’ featuring Drake. He released his next album ‘Hotel California’ in 2013 which included the singles ‘Dope’ featuring Rick Ross, ‘For The Road’ featuring Chris Brown and ‘Show You’ featuring Future.
Tyga, now 28, has worked with the best of the best in the world of hip hop – the fact these world class artists (Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown) are keen to work with the young prodigy is a true testament to his vocal and producing talents. Yes, he does produce his own music and he does write his own lyrics. Go Tyga.
His latest album Kyoto, launched in February this year, was received with mixed reviews. Some pundits hailed Tyga for coming up with more grown up material and less “weed smoking” & “bitch tapping” than previous albums!! While music website Pitchfork called it a “pleading, quasi-introspective R&B album that suffers from an almost total lack of imagination.” Ouch. Well you can’t please everyone. Tyga has also come under fire for the provocative album illustration, which was made by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, featuring a woman, who also appears to be a tiger, posing in a racy manner with her pants down and private parts exposed. While some fans accused the rapper of promoting fury porn, Tyga denies this saying, “I don’t even know what that is. I love it, it’s an art piece.”
SO WHY TYGA?
Born Michael Ray Stevenson, Tyga’s mum used to call him Tiger as she thought her young son looked like the famous golfer Tiger Woods when he was growing up. Tyga changed the spelling to the more “street credible” version of Tyga when he started performing and writing music aged 13.
Tyga grew up in the Californian district of Compton. While he has ascertained he grew up in a low socio-economic group and had a hard childhood, this was not really the case. The Stevenson’s were a fairly well to do family and owned a Range Rover. Roots aside, it has been suggested all rappers elude to hardships to promote their songs and careers. Who could forget 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ or Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ – neither were from the ghetto!
IGGY OR ISN’T HE?
The most recent reports out of Palm Springs in the last few weeks indicate Tyga and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea are getting pretty close. Having been pictured out at Coachella three times during the week-long festival, including pictures of Iggy’s trainers next to his after a night out, things seem to be pointing to a blossoming young romance. The duo have remained tight lipped on the rumours with pals just saying they are “good friends” and “getting to know each other a bit better.” Watch this space.
Tyga has been linked to a string of beautiful bevvies over the years. The most famous is the youngest of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, whom he dated for almost two years in 2015. The couple separated in April 2017 and Kylie has gone onto have baby girl Stormi with new boyfriend Travis Scott. However, not without much unwanted aggro from fans, who believed Tyga was the real father.
Last month Tyga went ahead and put the final nail in the coffin of the fan conspiracy theory that he’s the real father. “I’ve never said anything about someone else’s child or family insinuating my involvement; and will never do so,” Tyga tweeted. “Please, stop spreading false stories and attacking people’s families. I have nothing to do with any of that. People should be able to live in peace.” According to reports he has also done a paternity test to prove this too although none of this has been officially leaked to the press yet.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
Tyga already has a son with previous girlfriend Blac Chyna and he is every inch the doting Dad as these adorable pictures show of him in matching outfits and poses with son King Cairo. Now King is 5-years-old, Tyga has expressed an interest in expanding his brood. Blac, King’s mother, has already moved on and had a baby girl called Dream with Rob Kardashian and he thinks it’s time too. “I’d love to have more kids,” Tyga said last year when interviewed. If things don’t work out with Iggy we doubt there would be a shortage of women wanting to be the millionaire rapper’s next baby mama. Join the queue ladies.
To catch Tyga on May 11, 2018 at Mosaic see www.club-mosaic.com or call +34 630 011 977.