Ty Dolla Sign Talks "Purple Emoji" Single With J. Cole & Working With Kanye West

The LA-based singer-songwriter is calling his next project a "masterpiece."

(AllHipHop News) After previewing a snippet of the song on Instagram, Ty Dolla $ign let loose his latest single yesterday. The MXXWLL-produced "Purple Emoji" features a guest verse by J. Cole.

Beats 1's Zane Lowe caught up with Ty to discuss the new record. The interview also included a conversation about the singer's next album and his recent work with Kanye West.

On creating "Purple Emoji" with J. Cole:

I was at this studio called Jungle City in New York working on Yandhi with Kanye. I just took over the top room. I had a whole separate room. He had the bottom floors. And then it just turns out Cole was in the room right next to me. When I saw him, I was like, "Bro, I got something play you." And he’s like, "I got something to play you." So I went to his studio and heard everything he was working on, and then I’m like, "I just did this one I thought would be crazy for both of us." So he came in my room. I played it for him immediately and he did his verse in five minutes. Shout out to Cole for just being a real one like that. It’s not often you can meet an artist that prolific, that big in the game, that'll just be like, "Alright, let’s do it right now. What’s up? Where the mic at?’"

On his upcoming album:

I'm just finishing up my album I’m almost done. I feel like I got all the songs, and now I’m just working on the deluxe version to add more songs a week later after I put out the album. It’s definitely my favorite album I’ve done yet. My most personal, really talking the talk, lot more serious songs but a couple of party songs, bangers, and stuff... To be honest, I’ve backed off from a lot of things. I know there’s a couple people mad at me, saying, "Oh, don’t Hollywood me and take a month, just send the verse." But I’m like, "Listen, I’m working on my album. It’s a masterpiece and I gotta focus, so don’t trip. I’ll see you when I see you." 

On working with Kanye on his next album:

I was already working with Ye, so I’m not gonna stop that... His album is amazing. He’s more psycho than me when it comes to music, so he’s constantly upgrading upgrading upgrading. We think the song is done, we think it’s fire, and he’s like, "No, let's keep going." It’s a great learning experience. You know the Sunday Service? He called me at the beginning of the year and told me he was about to start that. At first, when I heard it, I was like, "Really? That would be crazy." But he actually did it and then we performed at Coachella. I’m very proud of my bro, and you already know his next project is about to be stupid.