Ty Dolla Sign

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Ty Dolla Sign
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Ty Dolla Sign performing during December 2013
Background information
Birth name Tyrone Griffin
Also known as Ty$
Born (1985-04-13) April 13, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations Singer, rapper, producer
Years active 2007– present
Labels Pu$haz Ink, Taylor Gang Records, Atlantic Records
Associated acts Wiz Khalifa, YG, DJ Mustard, Joe Moses
Website dollasignworld.com

Tyrone Griffin (born April 13, 1985),[1] better known by his stage name Ty Dolla Sign (stylized as Ty Dolla $ign or Ty$), is an American singer, rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California. He is currently signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records and Atlantic Records.

Musical career[edit]

The son of a musician from Lakeside,[2] Ty Dolla $ign originally began his career in music by learning the bass guitar. Since then, he has learned several instruments, from the drums, guitars, and keyboard to the MPC. Earlier in his career, Ty Dolla Sign and his partner Kory signed a record deal with Venus Brown and Buddah Brown Ent. They would release Raw & Bangin Mixtape Vol 2, however that deal fell through, and after that he would meet Los Angeles rapper YG.[3] Ty Dolla Sign's initial claim to fame was through the success of "Toot It and Boot It",[4] a song he both wrote and produced for YG.[5] Both are affiliated with the group Pushaz Ink. In 2011, Ty Dolla $ign released his first single "All Star", featuring Joe Moses with production by Fuego. His song "My Cabana" was ranked in Complex '​s Best 50 Songs of 2012 list at #23.[6]

Ty Dolla Sign signed to Atlantic Records in 2012.[7] Then he released the Beach House mixtape on October 1, 2012[8] and followed with the Beach House 2 mixtape on July 1, 2013, which featured guest appearances by Too $hort, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Kirko Bangz among others.[9] The following day it was revealed he was signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records.[10] The Beach House mixtape was supported by the single "My Cabana" featuring Young Jeezy[11] and Beach House 2 was supported by the singles "Irie" featuring Wiz Khalifa.[12][13]

On January 21, 2014, Ty Dolla Sign released his debut extended play, Beach House EP. The EP will feature guest appearances from Casey Veggies, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Jay Rock, Trey Songz, French Montana, and Fredo Santana and the popular single "Paranoid" featuring B.o.B.[14] On January 7, 2014 Ty Dolla Sign released the second single from Beach House EP, "Or Nah" featuring Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard.[15] On February 23, 2014, Ty Dolla Sign revealed that his debut studio album would be titled Free TC, and be released during the third quarter of 2014. He also told Revolt that had already completed eight songs for the album, and that he would be going on the Under the Influence 3 tour with Wiz Khalifa during 2014.[16] He was chosen for the 2014 XXL freshman class.[17] In May 2014, Ty Dolla Sign told The Fader that he would release a mixtape Sign Language sometime during the next few months, which would then be followed by Free TC.[18] Then in August 2014, Dolla Sign revealed that Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Yo Gotti and Jay 305 will appear on Sign Language.[19]

On August 25th, the same day he released Sign Language, Ty Dolla Sign told HotNewHipHop that he had worked with Rihanna on a track from her upcoming album.[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
R&B

Free TC TBR

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
R&B

Beach House EP
  • Release date: January 21, 2014
  • Label: Taylor Gang, Atlantic Records
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
51 13 7

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes
Title Album details
Hou$e On The Hill
Back Up Drive Vol. 1
  • Released: 2011[23]
  • Hosted by DJ ill Will, DJ Mustard and The LA Leakers
  • Format: Digital download
Back Up Drive Vol. 2
  • Released: 2012[24]
  • Hosted by DJ ill Will, DJ Mustard and The LA Leakers
  • Format: Digital download
Whoop! (with Joe Moses)
  • Released: May 7, 2012[25]
  • Produced by DJ Mustard
  • Format: Digital download
Beach House
  • Released: October 1, 2012[26]
  • Hosted by DJ ill Will and DJ Mustard
  • Format: Digital download
Beach House 2
  • Released: July 1, 2013[27]
  • Hosted by DJ Drama
  • Format: Digital download
Sign Language
  • Released: August 25, 2014[28]
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
US
R&B/HH

US
R&B
BEL
(FL)

"My Cabana"
(featuring Young Jeezy)
2013 Beach House
"Irie"
(featuring Wiz Khalifa)
Beach House 2
"Paranoid"
(featuring B.o.B)
29 9 6 138 Beach House EP
"Or Nah"
(featuring Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard)
2014 48 12 7
"Paranoid" (Remix)[30]
(featuring Trey Songz, French Montana and DJ Mustard)
"Shell Shocked"
(with Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J featuring Kill the Noise and Madsonik)
84 26 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
"Toot It and Boot It"
(YG featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
2010 67 60 12 The Real 4Fingaz
"Double Dip"[31]
(Problem featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
2011 Hotels
"Everything 100"
(Bone Thugs-N-Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
2013 N/A
"9 Lives"
(Eric Bellinger featuring Too $hort and Ty Dolla $ign)
2014 The Rebirth
"Next To It"
(Lupe Fiasco featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
52 Tetsuo & Youth
"You and Your Friends"
(Wiz Khalifa featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Snoop Dogg)
88 26 19 Blacc Hollywood
"Always Into Something"
(Stalley featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
Ohio
"My Main"
(Mila J featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
M.I.L.A
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Take Over The World" 2010 Kid Ink Crash Landing
"Heels & Dresses" Game, X.O. Break Lights
"Talk 2 You" Sean Brown, Kid Ink The Blind Art Collector
"Bedroom Bully" 2011 Problem Hotels
"Love" Terrace Martin Locke High 2
"I'll Do Ya"
"Neva Gon Leave" Kid Ink Daydreamer
"The Return" 2012 Pac Div GMB
"Go So Deep" YG, PC 4 Hunnid Degreez
"She Don't Love Me" YG
"10 Toes" Audio Push Inland Empire
"Chose" 2013 Joe Moses, E-40 From Nothing To Something
"She A Freak" Joe Moses
"Love Jones" YG Just Re'd Up 2
"I'll Do Ya"
"Float" Iamsu!, Terrace Martin Kilt II
"4G's." DJ Mustard, TC4800, E-40, C Hood Ketchup
"Put This Thang On Ya" DJ Mustard
"Fuck That Nigga" DJ Mustard, Teeflii, Constantine, Tory Lanez
"Paranoid" DJ Mustard, Joe Moses
"Pushin'" Chanel West Coast Now You Know
"Everything 100" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony N/A
"You're the One" Terrace Martin 3ChordFold
"Smack" Audio Push, Iamsu! Come As You Are
"Another Bitch" Mistah F.A.B. Hella Ratchet
"Ugh" Berner, Problem Drugstore Cowboy
"Rodeo" Berner, Baby Bash
"Same Hoes" Game, Nipsey Hussle OKE: Operation Kill Everything
"Don't Judge Me" Snow Tha Product Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover
"Tomorrow" (We Ain't Worried)" Dom Kennedy Get Home Safely
"Mosh Pit" Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Demonstration
"Chitty Bang" E-40, Juicy J The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 4
"All That"[32] Rockie Fresh, Casey Veggies, Juicy J Fresh Veggies
"Sorry Momma" 2014 YG My Krazy Life
"Banger"[33] Wiz Khalifa 28 Grams
"Drunk AF"[34] B.o.B No Genre Pt. 2
"King Of The Fall" (Remix) The Weeknd, Belly N/A

Production discography[edit]

Artist(s) Year Album Songs
Ty Dolla $ign 2011 Back Up Drive Vol. 1
  • 5. "One Night Stand" (featuring Kory)
  • 7. "Sometimes" (featuring Kory)
  • 9. "Low Rida"
Problem Hotels
  • 9. "Double Dip" (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
  • 10. "Good Pussy" (featuring YG)
  • 14. "Bedroom Bully" (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
Ty Dolla $ign 2012 Back Up Drive Vol. 2
  • 3. "Take It 2 the Back" (featuring The Rej3cts)
  • 5. "Pu$$y On Me" (featuring YG and Xxplicit)
Beach House
  • 13. "Time" (featuring Joe Moses)
2013 Beach House 2
Snow Tha Product Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover
  • 6. "Don't Judge Me" (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
Ty Dolla $ign 2014 Beach House EP
  • 6. "Never Be the Same" (featuring Jay Rock)
Courtney Noelle Love On The Run
  • 6. "On The Run" (produced with Ricky P)
YG My Krazy Life
Chris Brown X

References[edit]

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  24. ^ ""Back Up Drive Vol. 2 (Mixtape)". Twitter. 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
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