[caption width="2000" align="alignnone"] West Coast Rapper, Singer and Producer Ty Dolla $ign[/caption]
Alright, so one of my secret obsessions and favorite new artists to have come out in a while, Ty Dolla $ign officially dropped his debut album two weeks ago and I have been hooked ever since. I first got a sample of his music when he released his first song "Paranoid" featuring rapper B.O.B., the song was a hit and I thought the song was cool but didn't really pay it too much mind. But as time went on and I heard one of his early mix tapes "Sign Language" I became hooked!! His lyrics were super aggressive and suggestive but there was this undeniable musicality that really caught my interest. He had these wonderful melodies and attention to detail in the production that really set him apart from the rest of the crowd that had a "DJ Mustard" sound and made me curious to see what he would come up with for his upcoming album.
[caption width="940" align="alignnone"] A man of many talents Ty Dolla $ign is able to capture a beautiful sound amongst brash lyrics [/caption]
When I first heard the album was coming out I was naturally nervous because I really grew to like this guy! I didn't want him to be a fluke and have a great mixtape but a terrible album. Not only did he deliver but he possibly gave me one of the best albums of the year. His new album "Free TC" has been on constant rotation since the day it dropped. Named after his jailed brother "TC", the album is a dedication of his loyalty to family mixed in with some turn up tunes and surprisingly solid R&B tracks.
[caption width="400" align="alignnone"] Ty Dolla $ign new album "Free TC" released November 13th [/caption]
The album has major collaborations from Kanye West, Future, Sevyn Streeter, Brandy, Babyface, Jagged Edge, E-40 and more. Standout tracks include "Horses In a Stable", "Credit" and "Miracle/Wherever". The album is available to stream and purchase everywhere now.
Here are a few tracks to give you a sample of the album: