Ty Dolla $ign has had nothing short of success since he hit the music scene. From releasing gold singles, being featured in XXL Magazines 2014 Freshmen class, to his new debut album in 2015, Ty Dolla has been hard at work. Ty has also proved himself to be one of the most sought after featured artists! Fourth quarter 2015 has been big for Ty as he released his highly anticipated debut album ‘Free TC’ (in stores now). Ty Dolla $ign enlisted an all-star cast that includes guest features from Babyface, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Brandy, Jagged Edge & more! The album draws from his musical roots while also presenting the message that he puts his family first. He wants the album to be a voice for the incarcerated and those held down, as he believes without a shadow of a doubt his brother, who is currently incarcerated, is innocent. Ty Dolla $ign plans to use the royalties he makes from the album to free his brother and raise awareness about racial and social injustice, and the mass incarceration going on in our country right now.
Ty is also quite the musician as he plays the bass, keys, drums. and guitar. His musicianship, he explains, helps him in his artistry, and he believes it will help him and his music stand the test of time. Ty created his album over the course of 3 years successfully seeking out and rounding up all of the best in the game. He even spent $60,000 of his own money on an orchestra. That’s a whole new meaning to live instrumentation! Ty’s album is also laced with some pretty nice interludes and features from TC himself.
AllHipHop caught up with Ty Dolla $ign to discuss the messages and composition of his new album, ‘Free TC,’ his musicianship, the success of west coast artists, his bachelor lifestyle and sex life, attending the Million Man March, new endeavors, and so much more. Check out the interview below!