From Nate Dogg to Akon to Ty Dolla $ign, Ty’s the latest hip-hop/R&B crooner to showcase his musical agility through a debut album, dedicated to his incarcerated brother. With firm guest appearances, Free TC hits with songs like “LA”, “Saved” and “Blase,” but misses the mark on “Finale” and “Guard Down” due to the production, which surprisingly features a collaboration between multi-platinum producers Kanye West and Diddy. Ty is the go-to artist who turns tracks from lukewarm to hot. Still young in the game, Ty has a long way to build a successful musical career; however, as a creative force he appears to be on the right path.
Score: 7 out of 10
Ty Dolla $ign
Taylor Gang/Pu$haz Ink/Atlantic Records
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