Tyga’s new album, entitled Careless World: Rise of the Last King is now in stores and online. The disc features collaborations with Nas, Wale, Chris Richardson, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. It is also being reported that Careless World is projected to sell 70-80,000 copies in its first week, according to HITS Daily Double. The YMCMB rapper invited AllHipHop.com out to a private listening session. He chatted with AHH for a few minutes about being consistent, his new album and working with Nas. Below are some excerpts:
You remade your popular “Rack City” song for The Clippers and called it “Lob City.” How did that come about?
Chris Paul hit me up and told me that the team practiced to “Rack City.” I decided to do “Lob City” based on all of the hype that they were receiving. I’ve been a Chris Paul fan for a long time.
In 2008, there were a lot of other New West artists that had a nice buzz going, but it seemed like you just came out of nowhere at that time.
I’ve been consistent since then. Maybe a lot of fans who were more in to the commercial than underground, feel like I came out of nowhere with “Rack City.” My fanbase has been there, and I think that’s another reason why “Rack City” is so big. Everything I do now is more impactful, because I’ve built such a good fanbase.
Why did you chose Careless World for the album title? And what else do you have on the horizon?
I wanted to do a theme album – something that relates to the world in my own words. I have the Careless World tour starting on February 21. We are doing that for about two and a half months here in the States, and then we’re going to take it overseas.
You’ve got Nas on this record – a Hip-Hop legend! How did you land that feature?
I sent him a record about seven months prior to the “Kings and Queens” song. He never got back to me. One day, he just called me out of the blue and congratulated me on my success and asked if I had anything that he wanted to send to him. So I sent him the “Kings and Queens” song that night, and he sent it back the next day. Shout out to Nas – that sh*t is crazy.
Read the interview in its entirety over at AHH.
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