Today in Hip Hop History: February 21, 2012
Tyga released his second studio album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, through Young Money/Cash Money Records in 2012. The sophomore album marks his first major label release and first album since his 2008 debut No Introduction, which much to surprise, featured clean alternative rap/rock and production from Fallout Boy‘s Patrick Stump and Travie McCoy. What a change in musical direction.
Careless World: Rise of the Last King on the other hand, contained the tracks “Faded,” “Make it Nasty,” and “Rack City,” among several others, that incorporated over-the-top explicit lyrics and even an overtly sexual music video. Classy move, Tyga.
Despite his almost meme-worthy status in hip hop, Tyga’s Careless World: Rise of the Last King received favorable critical reviews, and certainly slaps pretty hard. The album peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. Rap Albums Chart. As of now, it’s most definitely Tyga’s magnum opus.