Tyga Discusses Lil Wayne Mentor-ship & His “Legendary” Album

The resurgence of Tyga is definitely a story to make reference to. The rapper whose just about two years ago saw his career almost fizzle away like a candle light in the wind took 2018 by storm when he began dropping a slew of bangers including Taste. Last week, T-Raww released his latest album “Legendary” and within the first 24 hours of it’s release, Tyga’s record had already become certified gold.

The rapper admitted that Legendary‘s journey began about a year ago when his plan was to drop singles without an album in mind, but once fans caught his party vibe, he decided it was time to work on a full-length. Legendary features artists like Chris Brown, Gunna, Lil Wayne, and J Balvin. Tyga recently sat down with Ebro Darden of Beats 1 Radio to discuss how the 29-year-old crafted his latest hit, including collaborating with his longtime mentor, Lil Wayne.

“Wayne, he kinda like, he helped me grow into this person and really just inspired me and mentored me through the years,” he said. “He signed me when I was 17. I was over there when he was doing Carter III so, that whole process, I had somebody to look [up] to as far as like, this is how I should do it. I should be in the studio every day. This person’s doing it. I should be doing shows…you know what I’m saying? I had guidance in a way. Just putting him on the beginning of the album is legendary. After all the drama, all the sh*t that he’s been through, label stuff, me, and still come out on top…”


During his interview, Tyga also hinted at having numerous unreleased collaborations with Chris Brown and also described how he chooses his features.

“Honestly, for me it’s like, if somebody is in the studio or if I’m doing a feature for someone I’ll be like, I got something I’m gonna send you something,” he said. “I never finish songs because I might just do a verse and a hook and just leave it. And then, a month, two months later I’ll be like, man this person would be perfect on this. So, I just might leave records open sometimes. I just figure out who’s the best person to get on it.”

Check out the full interview below:

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