For a while, it was looking as if Tyga was going to fall off the face of the planet. He seemed to get caught up with his relationship with Kylie Jenner in 2015 and let it affect his music career. Then comes his 2018 hit “Taste” featuring Offset. This song did so well that it had people naming Tyga as the 2018 comeback artist of the year. Now, right before the summer of 2019, Tyga has released his 7th studio album titled “Legendary”.
Tyga definitely found a formula for his music after the success of “Taste”. Hey, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? “Taste” had a very bouncy/dancy type of feel that made it very popular on the radio and in clubs. This album is full of songs that follow a similar formula without sounding like a copy. Tyga raps with his own unique style throughout the project. He doesn’t use a lot of words but his cadences help to add to the overall vibe. He knows how to be lyrical occasionally and the way he rhymes is witty and creative.
The project is packed with dope features including Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Swae Lee, Gunna, A Boogie wit da hoodie and more. The features are, for the most part, dope and a lot of them fit well with Tyga’s sound. It was dope to hear Lil Wayne on a Tyga track. It gave me a very nostalgic feeling.
I will say that this is the most full sounding Tyga project I’ve heard in awhile and the first body of work from him that I find myself playing often. “Taste” is, naturally, the lead single on the album and because of this, the project easily could've been bad. Albums that are focused around a number 1 record are often rushed and poorly thought out. I believe that Tyga really wanted to use this project to tell the world that he is back and here to stay.
Overall, I think that this is a solid project with a ton of replay value. The songs fit well in the car, at a party or at the club. I believe that Tyga has successfully made a comeback and hopefully he can keep this momentum going.