Hip Hop / Rap

Tyga's self-assured rhymes, natural charisma, and knack for appealing to both the underground and mainstream -- traits he displays with minimum obvious effort -- have translated to platinum success spanning multiple decades. The rapper quickly moved from independent hustling to major-label superstardom. Self-funded mixtapes and a featured role on Chris Brown's Grammy-nominated "Deuces" laid the foundation for his first Top Ten solo pop hit, 2011's prowling "Rack City," leading to consecutive Top Ten albums with 2012's platinum Careless World: Rise of the Last King, 2013's Hotel California, and 2015's Fan of a Fan: The Album, the last of which he recorded with Brown. On the strength of the 2018 Offset collaboration "Taste," another Top Ten crossover hit, Tyga scored a second platinum full-length with 2019's Legendary. The Southern California native collected additional RIAA certifications with featured roles on tracks by the likes of Pia Mia, YG, and Blxst before teaming again with YG for Hit Me When U Leave the Klub: The Playlist, a largely celebratory if low-slung set issued in 2023.