Name: Ty Dolla $ign
Credits: Y.G., Pac Div, Problem, Kid Ink, Joe Moses
Ty Dolla $ign kicks off Hip-Hop Wired’s bi-monthly “Beatmakers” series showcasing producers on the come up and bubbling over. Ty –who built a buzz from his feature on Y.G.’s “Toot It and Boot It,” and earned a Grammy nomination last year for Wiz Khalifa’s “Young Wild and Free” — is steadily harnessing his own lane as a solo artist.
Standouts likes “My Cabana” off his first Beach House mixtape added momentum to this year’s Beach House 2 follow-up, featuring guest spots from Khalifa, Chris Brown, Juicy J, Young Jeezy and others, snatched up over 90,000 downloads since May. Even more popular is the 28-year-old’s “Paranoid” single with more than 700,000 YouTube views (you can check out the official music video here).
We caught up with the laid back West Coaster for a quick talk on his solo career, producers he looks up to, and healthy competition.
Get into our interview below.
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