Tyga Covers Vibe Digital; Disses Drake & Nicki Minaj, Explains His Relationships With Blac Chyna And Kylie Jenner
Former YMCMB rapper Tyga is covering the newest digital issue of Vibe magazine. A few weeks ago, the Compton native threatened to leak his upcoming LP, The Gold Album: The 18th Dynasty via Twitter if his label didn’t give him a release date.
Tyga hasn’t released a full album since Hotel California which dropped April 2013. Despite releasing two albums under YMCMB and his “Rack City’s” track going quadruple platinum, Tyga still has yet to reach mainstream and commercial success like Drake and Nicki Minaj. In my opinion, it seems like YMCMB is disassociating themselves from Tyga. He did not performed at New York‘s Hot 97‘s ‘Summer Jam‘ concert this past June with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake. He was also not apart of Drake v.s Lil Wayne tour (Y.G., was added to the tour for West coast dates). It seems like Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug are the YMCMB affiliates. Tyga isn’t exactly the golden child of Young Money anymore.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Vibe, Tyga revealed that he isn’t really cool with Nicki and he doesn’t like Drake at all. T-Raw also talked about working with Kanye West, his current relationship with his ex-girlfriend and son’s mother, Blac Chyna, denied dating Kylie Jenner, and more.
You’ve got a music Jedi helping you with this new record. How did the Kanye collaboration come about?
TYGA: I would always go to his crib or studio, sit in, learn and analyze how he does things. He just told me to come to the studio one day and gave Big Sean and me this long speech. He was saying what it is, and what we need to do as young artists and how we need to take control of this shit. We got the voice and people follow what we do. It was real inspirational. He was like, “If you guys want me to help you produce your albums, and co-executive produce it, I’m here. I just want to help everybody.” So, once I heard that, I was like “Aw man! Let me start!” So I started playing the joints that I was already working on and he started critiquing ‘em. I started switching things up. Like things I wouldn’t even think about on a track, that he thought of, and it just switched the whole vibe of the song. So stuff like that and starting from scratch on other things. I think it’s gonna be good to have somebody that hears music sonically like he does.
It’s gotta be surreal having someone with such an expansive playbook coaching you.
I think I’ve always been inspired by him, Jay Z, Eminem and Wayne. I know how Wayne works. I’ve been around him since I was 17. I always was around Wayne like when he was recording Tha Carter III, so I saw his journey from when he was great, and when he became greatness in the eyes of the world. I took a lot of notes from that. So now just to see another artist [West] that’s considered one of the greatest and how he does things, it’s two different worlds. I don’t know how to really describe it. I get inspired being around Wayne, I get inspired being around ‘Ye. At the end of the day it’s [about] finding what you’re great at. That’s my main thing.