writter by Carla Bynum
Since then, he has been feautured on several songs and even released an EP in 2014 called Beach House EP. On November 13th, he released his debut studio album Free TC.
Despite the violence and gang-banging he sees on a regular basis, Ty Dolla $ign loves his hometown of “L.A.” Kendrick Lamar, Brandy and James Fauntleroy join him on the track to share their love for the Los Angeles area.
E-40 joins Ty on the DJ Mustard produce song “Saved” which is a tribute to the E-40 song “Captain Save A Hoe.” He sings about a gold-digger who wants him to save her but he refuses to play Captain Save a Hoe.
Icon Babyface appears on the song “Solid” where Ty sings about how official he is. He has everything he wants and couldn’t ask for more.
Ty$ uses the metaphor “Horses in the Stable” to describe his extensive collection of women that he can ride anytime he wants to.
“Know Ya” starts off with voice messages from a girl named Precious that met Ty Dolla $ign once and is blowing up his phone. She gets angry when he doesn’t return any of her phone calls and pops up on him while he’s with his new girl. Trey Songz is featured on the song and sings about how backwards this generation is. Some girls would rather offer up the ass first instead of getting to know a person.
He wants his girl to give him “Credit” when it’s due. He stopped talking to other women but she still doesn’t trust him and is still going through his phone. Sevyn Streeter joins him and lets him know she appreciates all he does but he’s not going to receive praise for doing things that he should do anyway as her man.
Ty$’s brother T.C., who the album is named for, and rapper D-Loc are featured on the first half of track number eight. On “Miracle” T.C. sings about how life is a miracle and blessing. Ty and D-Loc mirror those same sentiments. On the second half of the song, “Wherever,” he sings about how he and his girl have sex whenever and wherever they choose. The positioning of “Wherever” is slightly off putting considering the beautiful and raw moment Ty$ and his brother T.C. shared earlier on track eight, but it is a sexy song that allows Ty to showcase his falsetto more than previous songs.
It may take listeners a little while to understand the beat on the song “Guard Down” but once they get past the psychedelic background, they will find the positive message that Ty$, Kanye West and Diddy want to convey. They advise listeners to keep the faith and never let their guards down. The first two lines of the song sum up the song perfectly, “Can't let 'em take your spirit/Never let 'em take your soul.”
“Sitting Pretty” is dedicated to a woman Ty$ saw with an amazing butt. He doesn’t care if it’s real or fake, all he knows is it’s beautiful. Taylor Gang member Wiz Khalifa is featured on the track.
Hitmaker Fetty Wap joins Ty$ on the single “When I See Ya” about the physical relationship with his side chick. All he wants to do is f**k when he sees her.
“Blasé” is one of the album’s official singles and features Future and Rae Sremmurd. As expected, the track features a “trap” feel that we have grown to expect from the featured artists. They sing about how they are so used to having luxury things like Rosé, Maserati’s, etc., that it all seems so Blasé now. Blasé is defined as being “unimpressed or indifferent to something because one has experience or seen it so often before.”
The DJ Mustard-produced single “Only Right” is about Ty$ and his crew and how they hold each other down. The song features YG, Joe Moses and TeeCee4800.
Ty$ offers up a techno sound on “Bring It Out of Me” where he is asking a girl to bring the freak out of him.
R. Kelly is undeniably the original king of freaky R&B so there’s no surprise that he joined Ty$ on the song “Actress.” They sing about girl’s who are so good in bed that they should be pornstars.
The final song on the album “Finale” has a futuristic sound and features artists PJ and Sa-Ra. They insist that if you don’t want to stay, you can leave.
Recommended Tracks: “Straight Up,” “Solid,” “Miracle,” “Actress”