Everything You Need to Know About Ty Dolla Sign’s Debut Album ‘Free TC’

Last night, we were in attendance at Ty Dolla Sign‘s listening session, and we got the OK to premiere some information about Ty’s debut full length LP Free TC. Ty answered some questions about the album and then went on to play a few joints from the album and three other music videos for us.

  • His current single ‘Blase’ came together after hearing a DJ Spinz beat. Ty immediately hopped on it, ended up getting Future to record on it, and then forwarded it to Rae Sremmurd, who recorded their own parts to the song and then Mike Will Made It “touched” up the beat. Be on the lookout for the video to drop soon.
  • The introduction features clips of the beauty of LA, then Ty comes in with some absolutely beautiful strings in the background. Ty mentioned he spent upwards of $60,000 on strings just for this album, and you really hear it throughout the album. Kendrick Lamar spits one of his better verses in recent memory, and the song also feature vocals from Brandy & James Fauntleroy. DJ Battle Cat also did some work on the introduction, which shows off the true musicianship of Ty.
  • The whole album features conversations with his brother, who the album is named after. His brother is currently “wrongly serving life in prison for murder”, according to Ty.
  • He has another joint with E-40, produced by DJ Mustard, that sounds like a Mustard-stimulus package gone right.  Ty knows how to ride a Mustard beat, and so does 40, who drops some comical bars. This might be the big banger from the album. Stay on the lookout for this.
  • He has a joint titled ‘Solid’ featuring Babyface, which is practically a straight guitar driven track. This might surprise some fans but this was one of my favorite joints from the album that I have heard.
  • He has a track called ‘Miracle’, which he did with his brother and his cellmate over video. The song features his brother who sung over the phone while his cellmate did drums on the bed, and they kept that in the song, adding strings to it. It’s really a special song.
  • It sounds like Ty’s next single will be ‘When I See Ya’ featuring Fetty Wap. The music video was already shot for the track, which was produced by Cardo & Johnny Juliano. This track is just a banger. Nothing else to say.
  • He played another joint with label-mate Seyvn Streeter called ‘Credit’. It sounded like Terrace Martin did a sax solo at the end of the track.
  • Finishing off the listening session, Ty showed some hometown love and played two tracks featuring two of the biggest Chicago artists of all time. The first is ‘Actress’ featuring R. Kelly, while the second is an untitled song featuring vocals from Kanye West. I’ll let your mind do the imagining for those two.
  • As the listening session ended, Ty hung around and took pictures with people in the room. Songs from the continued to play, including a joint that was produced by DJ Spinz & Southside. That track might be a sleeper banger for the rest of the year.

Throughout the listening session, Ty showcased his musicianship fully, while staying true to his ‘ratchet’ party vibes as well. People are going to be surprised when they hear this album, because Ty took it up to a level of musicianship that people haven’t gotten to fully appreciate yet. Later this week, Ty is releasing the pre-order and release date for Free TC, so stay tuned for more information.

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