With about 60,000 listens and almost 50,000 downloads in less than a week, Young Money’s Tyga and singer turned rapper Chris Brown have found success with their first collaboration mixtape, Fan Of A Fan. The Young Money artist Tyga recently spoke with MTV News regarding the mixtape, discussing how he and Chris linked up.
‘Me and Chris, basically, we met a couple of years ago. We had mutual friends. I always seen him come in the studio when he was with Wayne. It’s crazy, because I never asked him for a track. I never wanted to press up on him like that. One day, he hit me up. He was like, ‘Yo, man, let’s do some songs.’ So I came to the studio. The first two songs [you saw videos for], ‘Holla at Me’ and ‘All the Girls Love,’ them two songs was like the first time we ever recorded. When we recorded them songs, he was like, ‘Let’s do a mixtape.’ It’s crazy, ’cause the mixtape, we did in a whole week. I flew out to VA, and we knocked out the whole mixtape.’
Tyga also spoke on how fast Chris works, and talks about why they did the mixtape.
‘Chris works fast,’ he continued. ‘Me — I ain’t gonna lie — I write slow. I’m real picky. He was knocking the hooks out real quick, I was knocking out the verses. We knocked out, like, three songs a day.’
‘Fan of a Fan is basically our dedication back to the fans,’ Tyga explained. ‘I feel like a lot of people is not doing it for their core audience. These are the people that come to our shows, these are the people that call these radio stations and fight for us all day. So why not give them something for free?’
If you haven’t listened to the mixtape, be sure to check it out HERE!