As a former signee of Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment, Tyga had a close look at some of the brightest moments of Lil Wayne’s career. On Monday, he rode fans through their favorite YMCMB memories with “Lightskin Lil Wayne,” a music video that relives some of Wayne’s classic videos.
Beginning the video with “A Tribute To The GOAT,” Tyga walks out of a tour bus and onto a video shoot, similar to the beginning of Wayne’s “A Milli” video. The visual also imitates scenes from Wayne videos for “Fireman,” “Go DJ,” “Lollipop,” and “Hustler Musik / Money On My Mind.”
“Lightskin Lil Wayne” appears on Tyga’s latest album Legendary, which was released in June and actually includes a Wayne appearance on the song “On Me.” The two artists have been collaborators for years now, and during an interview on Beats 1, Tyga referred to Wayne as a mentor and a source for inspiration.
“[Wayne] He signed me when I was 17,” Tyga said. “I was over there when he was doing Carter III so, that whole process, I had somebody to look [up] to as far as like, this is how I should do it.”
Watch the video for Tyga’s “Lightskin Lil Wayne” above.