While cruising down Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles last night, Kylie Jenner got a text from Tyga. Here's what their conversation looked like:
T: Hey babe, can you tweet out this link?
K: Ya, what is it?
T: My album. It just dropped.
On the other side of the country in New York City, I was browsing Twitter while waiting for the bus when I noticed that Tyga's name was trending on Twitter. Omg. Did he and Kylie finally break up? Nothing on Kylie's Twitter account suggested that they had, but I did find this:
The bevy of trending tweets revealed that T-Raww had dropped a surprise album, which he claims is his "best work." As a music writer, I decided to shirk the responsibility of listening to The Gold Album — there was enough shade on Twitter deterring me from it, anyway. Instead, I let my mind go to work.
Did Tyga think he had reached Beyonce's level of surprise album-dropping? Why hasn't Kanye, who helped Tyga on the album, said anything about it AT ALL? What, according to Tyga, does his "best work" entail? ???
A few hours after the fact, I checked to see if any major music outlets had written or tweeted about the album. No one had.
I am staring at Tyga's album on Spotify right now and have yet to begin listening to it. To be honest, I'm not sure that I will. But here's something certain: Tyga has officially reached peak Tyga.