Michael Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, was born on November 19, 1989, in Compton, California. He is a popular American rapper and television personality who began his music career by releasing several mix-tapes. His mother is a Vietnamese while his father came from a Jamaican descent. While growing up, Tyga loved artists like Eminem, Lil Wayne, Fabulous and Cam'ron.
In 2007, on of his mix-tapes titled "Young On Probation," became his debut song and Travie McCoy gave him an opportunity to sign a record deal with DCD2 Records.