Michael Stevenson (born November 19, 1989 in Compton, California), better known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop artist signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment and Decaydance. He is the cousin of Travis McCoy, lead vocalist of the group Gym Class Heroes. In 2006 he released his first mixtape, Young on Probation, and released his debut studio album, No Introduction, in 2008. He has since released a further eight mixtapes, with the latest being Well Done 2, released in the summer of 2011. His second album, Careless World is scheduled for November of 2011. His song "Diamond Life" was featured on the Madden NFL 09 soundtrack, and was also included in the Need for Speed Undercover soundtrack. He is of Jamaican and Vietnamese Descent .
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