Free TC

Free TC

by Ty Dolla Sign


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Often compared to Future, Los Angeles rapper, singer, and songwriter Ty Dolla $ign is more like the duo Rae Sremmurd reduced down to one, offering lean trap rhymes and hooky choruses that stick in the head long after the song is done. Both Future and Rae Sremmurd guest on Ty's debut album highlight "Blasé," where the lead MC spits out "And my bitch cold, she a centerfold/Put her on a stand, and she never told" in a way that's more street than Future, and wiser than the Sremmurd crew. Speaking of wise, Ty seems like an old soul with Jagged Edge ("Straight Up") and Babyface ("Solid") on the guest list, and he's a creative one at that, giving the former a drifting, slightly off R&B number to sing while the latter superstar gets a clever, acoustic-guitar driven masterpiece that could be passed off as K'NAAN, Wyclef, or maybe even the late singer/songwriter Ted Hawkins. If it's a surprise to find a full-bodied, blues-inspired number here, it's equally as intriguing when this mush-mouthed rapper winds up a worthy Usher rival on the swaggering strip-club number "Saved" with E-40, and still it's "Guard Down" where the jaw drops the farthest as Diddy and Kanye West help deliver a track driven by glitchy underground electronica, plus one with lyrics that are as sincere and empowering as the Beatles' "Hey Jude" or 2Pac's "Keep Ya Head Up." R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, and what seems like the rest of 2015's A list wind in and out of this busy effort with ease, and all of the genre-jumping seems like second nature for this deceptively diverse artist, acting like he's on album number six when he's really just on number one. Numerous proven mixtapes help set Ty up for an easier introduction than most, but Free TC tops all expectations, as the man conquers the club, the bedroom, and the brain with this end-to-end stunner.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2015
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678669989
catalogNumber: 548884
Rank: 4360

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ty Dolla Sign   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jorge Moraga   Viola
Nancy Stein-Ross   Cello
DJ Battlecat   Talk Box
Jagged Edge   Vocals
Andy Barnes   Performing Ensemble
Battlecat   Talk Box
Jacob Luttrell   Vocals
Shafiq Husayn   Synthesizer,Background Vocals
Daniel Seeff   Upright Bass
Neel Hammond   Violin
Stephen Bruner   Background Vocals
Sam Barsh   Keyboards
Ryan Brady   Vocals
D&D   Vocals
Richard Adkins   Violin
Tyrone Griffin   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Benjamin Wright   Conductor
Terrace Martin   Alto Saxophone,Talk Box
Kenny Crouch   Piano
Micah Powell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sevyn Streeter   Background Vocals
Tiffany Gouché   Vocals
Nate Howard   Vocals
Tim Anderson   Saxophone
Richard Moorings   Trombone
Angel Gold   Background Vocals
Sunny Bey   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Patrice Rushen   Composer
R. Kelly   Composer
Joseph Allen   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer,Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer
Fred Washington   Composer
Gary Hill   Composer
Babyface   Composer,Producer
Earl Stevens   Composer
Stargate   Producer
Benny Blanco   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Andy Barnes   Engineer
Brandon Casey   Composer
Brian Casey   Composer
Om'Mas Keith   Composer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Shafiq Husayn   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
DJ Khalil   Producer,Engineer
Larrance Dopson   Composer
Bryan Cox   Composer
Stephen Bruner   Composer
Taz Arnold   Composer
Sam Barsh   Composer
James Fauntleroy   Composer
Miles Walker   Engineer
Keke Palmer   Engineer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Carolyn Tracey   Package Production
Brock Korsan   Composer
Tim Blacksmith   Executive Producer
Danny D   Executive Producer
Rascals   Producer
Ryan Brady   Marketing
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer,Instrumentation
John Juliano   Composer,Producer
Dominique Logan   Composer
Darius Logan   Composer
Tremaine Neverson   Composer
Tyrone Griffin   Composer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Cameron Thomaz   Composer
Benjamin Wright   Arranger
Cy Fyre   Additional Production
D'mile   Producer,Executive Producer,Additional Production
Keenon Jackson   Composer
Brian "Busy" Dackowski   Marketing
Bobby Brackins   Composer
DJ Mustard   Producer
Dijon McFarlane   Composer
Noah Beresin   Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer
Ben Ash   Composer
DJ Spinz   Producer
Glenda Proby   Composer
Ty Dolla Sign   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Additional Production
Cardo   Producer
Kendrick Duckworth   Composer
Autoro Whitfield   Composer
Chauncey Hollis   Composer
Daniela Rivera   Engineer
Chris Sclafani   Engineer
Ronald Colson   Composer
Two Inch Punch   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Nayvadius Wilburn   Composer
Shereelynn Sarah Brown   Composer
B Ham   Additional Production
Nick Audino   Composer
Lewis Hughes   Composer
Marquise Newman   Composer
Virgilio Tzaj   Art Direction
Cyshae Strachan   Composer
Dave Kuncio   Producer
Khristopher Riddick-Tynes   Composer
Metro Boomin   Producer
Noah Breakfast   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Mikely Adam   Composer
Angel Griffin   Composer
Tish Hyman   Composer
Nate Howard   Composer
Devin Cruise   Composer,Additional Production
Chordz   Producer
Marlon Barrow   Composer
Leland Wayne   Composer
Mike Free   Producer
Aaquil Brown   Composer
Khalil Abdul-Rahman   Composer
Willie Maxwell   Composer
Paolo Prudencio   Composer
Ronald LaTour   Composer
Bianca Ortega   Marketing Coordinator
Yves Bazelais   Composer
Dave Cuncio   Composer
Brandon Hamlin   Composer
Christopher Jones   Composer
Nate Welsh   Composer
Marquis Medina   Composer
Malik Brown   Composer
Jazzaé De Waal   Composer
Dog Peed   Engineer
Paris Jones   Composer

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