Tyga's fourth solo LP, The Gold Album, just showed up by surprise. It's on Spotify and you can stream it below. Happy Tuesday, rap fans/rap fans who are also Tyga fans.
The Gold Album was set to release on January 27 but Cash Money—now notorious for messing with its artists, i.e. Lil Wayne—caused a delay. Back in October Tyga tweeted, "Gold album been done. my label holding me hostage so i can't release nothing. might just leak it for my fans then let them make $ off it." (Weezy used the "hostage" term himself in December. Don't forget he's now suing Cash Money for $51 million. And about to drop The Free Weezy Album. On Independence Day. 'Cause symbolism.)
It's not clear yet if this was a standard-issue surprise or if Tyga did indeed somehow collaborate with Spotify and independently leak the album. Tyga also dropped a record back in February, Fan of a Fan, the team-up with humanity's No. 1 favorite, Chris Brown.