After two years of being featured on other rapper’s albums, Ty Dolla $ign has finally released his new album! He announced the news about his song release on October 14, and dropped the album October 23.
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“FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN” THE ALBUM OUT EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 23. I’ve been blessed with the gift of collaborating. Not every artist can collaborate with another artist and have the final product be something incredible. Many people have said that when you see a song that says, “featuring Ty Dolla $ign,” you know it’s gonna be fire. As humbled as I am when I hear that, I can’t say I disagree. My approach to music has always been about frequencies, emotions and energy. When I collaborate, whether it’s for my project or someone else’s, it’s always about marrying frequencies. When I create a project and have artists featured on my songs, I don’t pick who the hottest artist is or what’s going to get the most streams, I choose which artist’s frequency is going to work best on the song. I use featured artists with the same precision that I would use any instrument. Everybody has their own side of ‘Ty Dolla $ign’ that they prefer: the go-to collaborator of all genres, the underrated king of R&B, the hitmaker of the often raunchy club banger, the multi-instrumentalist & producer. Sometimes, I even want to use my different frequencies on my own songs. I decided to name my third studio album “Featuring Ty Dolla $ign” because there is truly something for everybody on this album. It features some of my most talented friends, on some of the best music I’ve made in my career.
“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and bitches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy shit that I used to do.” His new music style can be seen in all of his new songs. Some might even say it is a new era for him.
His collaborations with Kanye West and Jhené Aiko spice up his album, while his upbeat song with Post Malone is sure to be playing in clubs (whenever they reopen.) Post Malone raps about being a savage and someone who can handle a woman, all tied into lyrics that promote one-night stands.
Since the album’s release, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign reached the number one spot on iTunes, surpassing 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II. He also released new merch, showcasing his new album cover.
Celebrating the album’s release, Ty recently performed Featuring Ty Dolla $ign at home for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
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