Video Mondays: Tyga Raps

Did you know…?

…that American rapper Tyga is part Vietnamese? Born Michael Nguyen Stevenson in Compton, CA, Tyga is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent. His mother nicknamed him “Tiger” because she thought he looked like golfer Tiger Woods. He changed the spelling to “add a little swagger” and made it an acronym for “Thank You God Always.”

A chance meeting with Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy gave him his first big break, and since then, he has toured with GCH and worked with Lil Wayne, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, and other big names in the music industry.

His current hit single, “Rack City” has become the Los Angeles Clippers official anthem, its chorus rewritten as “Lob City Clips, Lob-Lob City Clips.”

At 23, I’d say all this is pretty impressive.

Here’s the official video for one of his “tamer” (i.e. “SFW”) tracks, “Far Away” ft. Chris Richardson.

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