Michael Stevenson, better known by his stage name Tyga, is a pop rap artist signed in late 2007 by Young Money Entertainment and Decaydance. Tyga is also the cousin of Travis McCoy, lead vocalist of the group Gym Class Heroes.
Tyga achieved his first recognition opening for Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes during the Young Wild Things Tour in late 2007. His first single, "Coconut Juice," was released in 2008 and was directed by Rage. His first mixtape, No Introduction the Series: June 10th, was released online in April. The second part to the series, No Introduction the Series: May 10th, was released in May.