L.A. crooner talks new music and sounding like R. Kelly.
Taylor Gang young gun, Ty Dolla $ign has a new EP, The Beach House EP, droppin Jan. 21, and, he says, "Everything just got way better than the last project."
And by that, he really means everything. "My production got better, songs, lyrics, everything; the sound, the quality, everything. So just be prepared for some sick a-- s--t. I got some cool a-- features, I even got my pops on there playing horns and my brother calling in from jail," he said.
"When I was out there, I made six songs with 2 Chainz," Ty explained. "We'll probably put one of the songs on my project, maybe another one on another project and a couple on his project. The homies was like, 'Y'all should do a tape together. You never know.'"
And, according to Dolla $ign, 2 Chainz is not the only one who's taken notice. "Big Sean [Direct Messaged] me, we're gonna do a song together," said Ty. "That s--t was like 'damn', 'cause I'm a fan of his s--t you know. And f----n' Drake hit me up, too."
Ty added a few more to his future collabs wish list. "Q Tip's hard as f--k," he said. "I definitely wanna work with him. One day I'm gonna make a song with John Mayer. One day I'm gonna make a song with Kaskade. I'm just on some other s--t when it comes to music."
As for those who are compare him to anyone else, Ty says it's just the nature of the business. "I feel like everybody's inspired off of everybody. Some people say I sound like R. Kelly. Some people think he sounds like me, but they're trippin' 'cause he's been doing his s--t for years. Overall I feel like people can bite, it's all about who does it right. I don't like copycats, though. I wish everybody would just be original."
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