Tyga Talks Young Money Movement, Busta Rhymes Collabo & 'Rack City' Success
Young Money continues to dominate the charts. Drake is No. 1 on four charts -- R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs -- while Nicki Minaj is climbs the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her debut album, "Pink Friday," released more than a year ago.
Another Young Money member sitting pretty on the charts is Tyga. Tyga's anthem, "Rack City," from his album, "Careless World: Rise of the Last King" (Feb. 21), is No. 6 on Rap Songs and in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart, at No. 7. While on the red carpet at yesterday's 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Billboard.com asked the rapper how he felt of the single's success.
"I'm just excited. I really want to thank all my fans. They got me to this point. The album will be out the 21st [of Feb.]. We're going to keep pushing..." Tyga told Billboard.com.
Tyga, who starts his headline tour on his album release date, continued to praise his label, Young Money, and their movement. "I feel like we as a label support artistry," Tyga said. "We let the artists do what they want to do. Everybody is creative in their own way. I think that's why we are such a big team and a big movement right now."
Aside from collaborations with Nas, Wale, and Nicki Minaj, Tyga reveals that he laced a track with freshly singed Young Money member, Busta Rhymes for "Careless World: Rise of the Last King."
"I used to watch all Busta Rhymes videos. That's what made me want to do music," Tyga said. "All his videos, stories and animations... To be able to work with him and be a part of the team is amazing. He's actually on my album."
"It was easy. He did it in about an hour. That's just Busta. He's a legend," Tyga said.
Additional Reporting be Keith Caulfield.