Tyga Talks New Collaborations With Nas and Nicki Minaj

“The Last King” has a new ally: the King of Queensbridge.

Tyga says it took some time but he has finally procured a verse from Nas for his new LP, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, dropping February 21. Esco appears on a track called “Kings and Queens” that also features Wale.

“Yeah man, I sent Nas a song like six months ago and I never heard back from him but out of the blue, he called me like, ‘Yo, you doing your thing. I want to be a part of what you doing, I like everything you doing. Keep working hard,” Tyga tells XXL. “I sent him the ‘Kings and Queens’ that night and he did it the next day. I was like, that shit is crazy. Nas always talks that shit. The song, man, [his bars] added the cherry on top. It’s a real classic song. People are gonna like it. I wanna think of a dope video. The storyline of the song, the whole King and Queens [theme], it’s motivational.”

Tyga is also excited about a record he did with his older, musical sibling Nicki Minaj for her new album.

“The song for Nicki is called ‘Muthafucka Up,’” he shares. “I don’t know what they gonna call it on the radio. Maybe they might call it ‘Up.’ That one is one of them going in type songs. Like how Wayne had ‘A Milli.’ One of those Young Money records that people love. We got a crazy visual for that one, too. I don’t wanna give it away. I’ve been doing a lot of features for everyone.” —Shaheem Reid