As the newest member of Wiz Khalifa’sTGOD crew, expectations to bang out the hits are high for L.A. native Ty Dolla $ign. The singer/rapper/producer brings his hybrid mix of talents to the table on his latest release featuring some of the hottest names in the business. Infectious choruses, real life relationship talk and distinguishing production are all in the recipe for this drop. With timely experience in many different realms of the music world, Dolla $ign certainly shows potential in becoming a new star on the rise to look out for.
Here are the SOHH.com 5 Reasons to Download “Beach House 2”.
1. Taylor Gang Certified
A day after the release of Ty Dolla $ign’s “Beach House 2”, Wiz Khalifa went to Karen Civil TV to announce he had signed Ty to a deal. Now with distribution from Atlantic Records and a proven chart topping C.E.O. to back him, Dolla $ign has all the resources needed to take his career to the next level. Wiz is also featured on Dolla $ign’s new project. Wiz lets the people know why Dolla $ign is Taylor Gang material. “This dude right here makes amazing music. I’m a huge fan – been a huge fan, so it’s only right Ty Dolla $ign joins the f*ckin’ Taylor Gang. It is what it is.”
2. The Groundwork
Ty Dolla $ign has been surrounded by music since day one. He is someone who grustled to the extreme to reach this point. The son of a musician, his father was in a group called Lakeside and worked with some great artists. Dolla $ign was exposed to classic music from the likes of The Isley Brothers and Earth Wind & Fire. He also became comfortable with various instruments at a young age and began producing. Although he is from L.A., Dolla $ign made his travels through his late teens, even ending up in NY, submitting beats to 50 Cent in his pursuit to get a deal. Although he still needed time to completely mature into the well rounded artist/producer he is today, Dolla $ign is a true example of how building credentials and staying persistent are key factors to get on. His big break finally came with his featured production and chrous of Compton rapper YG’s “Toot It And Boot It”. Once 50 and Snoop Dogg jumped on the remix and did a video, it raised Dolla $ign’s profile even higher.
3. Ladies Love
Dolla $ign likes to keep it fun with his tracks. His music is club ready, catchy and entertaining. “Beach House 2” is filled with crazy tales of party nights, beautiful women, trifling situations and riding fly in the fast life. “Paranoid” featuring Joe Moses, is about the two different chicks that one person is dating ending up in the same night spot. The chorus breaks down the dilemma.
“I see two of my b*tches in the club/
And I know they know about each other/
I think these b*tches tryna set me up/
Maybe I’m just paranoid
Yea I’m paranoid, I’m trippin
I’ve been smoking, I’ve been sippin
I’m f*ckin around with two b*tches
But I never made them h*es my missus” – Ty Dolla $ign
The track produced by DJ Mustard has Dolla $ign trying to figure out the intentions of these two ladies in a hazy mindstate. Women, what they do and how they do it are recurring topics throughout “Beach House 2”.
One of the factors for a new artist having success is not just in lyrics or beats alone. Crafting a sound that is tailor fit to an artist style that listeners will associate that artist to is extremely essential. Having a in-house team helps to craft that uniqueness that will separate one act from the next. Dolla $ign has a crew of talented producers including himself that are responsible for the intricate techniques behind the boards. D.R.U.G.$. (Dirty Raw Underground Sound) is the name of the team and they produced on the majority of both “Beach House” mixtapes.
“Beach House 2” is flooded with guest appearances that add to the overall easy going chill vibe the mixtape has to offer. DJ Drama is on the check in for hosting duties on this exclusive Gangsta Grillz edition. Wiz Khalifa is featured on two joints, “I Bet” and “Irie”. Chris Brown and Game come through on the booming “Got My Heart” while Trey Songz and Kirko Bangz add their talents to the smooth “1st Night 4 A Young (Remix)”. Other features include Juicy J, Jay Rock, Peter Lee Johnson, B.o.B, Kid Ink, Joe Moses, Kevin Gates, IAMSU and Terrace Martin. “Cabana”, which was a standout track from the first “Beach House” installment gets some extra flight here on “BH2” with YG, Young Jeezy and DJ Mustard on the remix.