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Name: Ty Dolla $ign

Age: 28

Born: L.A.

Credits: Y.G., Pac Div, Problem, Kid Ink, Joe Moses

Social Stats: Twitter,  Facebook, Website

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 BrownJuicy 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.

 

Photo: The Fader/ Facebook

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