Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga is an American rapper. Micheal Ray Stevenson was born in Compton, California, on November 19, 1989, and raised there until he “was about 11, 12,” before moving to Gardena, California. He is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent. He grew up listening to Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Cam’ron and Eminem among others.
In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records (formerly Universal Republic Records). His major label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King, includes the singles “Rack City”, “Faded” featuring fellow Young Money artist Lil Wayne, “Far Away” featuring Chris Richardson, “Still Got It” featuring Drake, and “Make It Nasty”. He released his third album Hotel California, on April 9, 2013, and includes the singles “Dope” featuring Rick Ross, “For The Road” featuring Chris Brown, and “Show You” featuring Future.