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ScHoolboy Q & Ty Dolla $ign Ensure Anderson .Paak’s Funky Hit Never Comes Down (Audio)

Throughout the last 20 months, Anderson .Paak has risen to become the latest musical mainstay from Southern California. In the last several years, he joins a class of peers and collaborators that includes ScHoolboy Q and Ty Dolla $ign, among a few others. On 2016's Grammy-nominated Malibu album, Paak put... Read more

Ludacris Is Independent Now But He Still Knows How To Make A Def Jam (Video)

Going into 2017, Ludacris appeared to be the most tenured act on Def Jam Records. Signed to Def Jam South back in 2000 when Scarface ran the short-lived label offshoot, Luda' since released eight albums and two compilations with the label, dating back to Y2K's Back For The First Time.... Read more

Ludacris Reworks Sisqo’s Smash Hit To Create A New Type Of Fantasy (Audio)

In 1999, Dru Hill's Sisqó freaked the charts with his solo smash hit "Thong Song." While "Got To Get It" had broken into the Top 40, the veteran Baltimore, Maryland singer crossed over in the biggest way by making a simple song about ladies' lingerie. At the time, Nelly, Lil'... Read more

Ty Dolla $ign & His Incarcerated Brother Reach Through Walls For Justice (Audio)

Ty Dolla $ign named his debut album Free TC. The title of that Atlantic Record/Taylor Gang Top 20 album from last year is a dedication to Ty's younger brother. A singer and songwriter in a deeply-musical family, Big TC was  featured on the LP (see: "Miracle/Whatever"). The Los Angeles, California... Read more

Tish Hyman’s Striking Soul & Flow Are Reminiscent of Lauryn Hill In The Best Ways (Audio)

Bronx, New York native MC/singer Tish Hyman made a lot of noise in 2015 as the first female to conquer Sway In The Morning's "5 Fingers Of Death." More than just accepting the freestyle challenge, Tish bodied five beats and made a fast name for herself, amidst some new circles.... Read more

Casey Veggies Returns With His Highest Profile Mixtape To Date (Audio)

Inglewood, CA MC, Casey Veggies has released the fourth mixtape from his "Greatly Customized" series. The Roc Nation signee has been percolating for years, having put out two albums and several mixtapes, and forging alliances with Dom Kennedy, Rockie Fresh and others. Although it is a free project, Greatly Customized... Read more

Kanye West Unveils Swish Tracklist & Says It’s “The Best Album Of All Time”

It is less than three weeks away from the release of Kanye West's seventh solo album. Swish will release on February 11, and already its maker is calling it "the best album of all time." The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records release is West's first since 2013's Yeezus. So happy to be... Read more

Game Releases a 1-2 Punch With Videos for “My Flag” & “Da Homies” (Video)

Having released two acclaimed albums within a week apart, The Game's 2015 campaign has been strong. As Heads debate the greater of The Documentary 2 and The Documentary 2.5 releases, Game drops a two-fer video from the latter. Both "My Flag" and "Da Homies" are rooted in Compton, California street-life.... Read more

Ty Dolla $ign is a Great Songwriter. He Joins Forces With Babyface, One of the Best Ever, on Solid (Video)

Ty Dolla $ign has quickly shown himself to be one of the most talented songwriters of his class. In addition to writing smashes for Kanye West, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, YG and Wiz Khalifa. He's also dominated the charts with his own hits like the ubiquitous "Paranoid." But, how does... Read more

Big Sean, Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign Recreate The Opening Credits To “Martin” (Video)

Big Sean's "Play No Games" is a 1990s experience by design. The Dark Sky Paradise single heavily-samples Guy's "Piece Of My Love." So for the video to the Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted jam, Sean Don stays in that realm. The video calls back to "Martin." Martin Lawrence's FOX... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Ty Dolla $ign Show Some Dramatic California Love (Audio)

UPDATE: While the May 26, 2015 demo version of Ty Dolla $ign's "L.A." was pulled from the Internet, it now reappears in November. Presently tagged by Big Boy's Neighborhood (and posted below), the upcoming audio is expected to follow. If you were to take the musings behind Tupac and Val... Read more

Kurupt Takes Stalley’s Always Into Something All the Way West Coast (Audio)

Stalley's "Always Into Something," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, was already heavily West Coast in sound and title. Kurupt the Kingpin and Casey Veggies jump on the remix of the song and take it all the way Left. The remix is part of the LA Leakers 2015 Draft Picks mixtape which... Read more

Does Ty Dolla $ign Have A Solo Hit, Produced By Diplo & DJ Dahi? (Audio)

For almost two years now, Los Angeles, California's Ty Dolla $ign has been one of the hottest things in Hip-Hop. Signed to Taylor Gang, working closely with YG and DJ Mustard, and producing for Chris Brown and Problem, Ty has been an invincible force, blending R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop melodies... Read more

Jeezy & Beenie Man? That’s How the Real Ones Link Up (Audio)

In one of the most unexpected combinations in quite some time, Jeezy links up with Beenie Man and Ty Dolla $ign on a Reggae-tinged DJ Mustard beat. Check out "Link Up." Related: Jeezy Brings Out Jay Z for a Charged Performance of Seen it All (Video)... Read more

Stalley Releases the Official Video for Always Into Something (Video)

Stalley's "Always Into Something" has a distinct West Coast vibe, both with the N.W.A. reminiscent title and the hard-hitting sonics. So, it's no surprise that the visuals for the song, also featuring Ty Dolla $ign, have followed suit. In a scene reminiscent of Boyz N The Hood, Stalley shows what... Read more

After Smashing the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher Snow Tha Product Releases a New Song (Audio)

For those who were not familiar with Snow Tha Product before her rapid-fire, bilingual Cypher in last night's BET Hip Hop Awards, she made a big impression. For others, she brought the ruckus as expected. Following up on her performance, Snow releases a moody new single with Ty Dolla $ign.... Read more

Stalley Drops An Ode to N.W.A with Always Into Something (Audio)

Stalley is feeling the West Coast flavor with his latest 2 tracks, specifically that of N.W.A. With yesterday's release of the "Jackin' Chevys" video, he rode around the streets of L.A. with a "Boyz N the Hood" flavored soundtrack. Today, he releases a new song with Ty Dolla $ign which... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Takes Aim at Materialism on Next To It (Video)

Lupe Fiasco is back with some more message music. On "Next to It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, he puts a little perspective on materialism. He flips both sides of the coin pointing out that no matter how much you have there's always someone with more (a Benz is nothing when... Read more

West Coast Hip-Hop and R&B Has Never Been Stronger. Take a Listen (Audio)

The West Coast established itself as a Hip-Hop powerhouse in the late 80's and early 90's. Artists like Ice-T, N.W.A., DJ Quik, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop and more were household names, nationwide. That presence has never faded but in the last few years there has been a Cali Renaissance... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Throws A Gangsta Party With Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign On A DJ Mustard Beat (Audio)

With Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa is out to make a very specific, stylized album. Once a "Black & Yellow" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania star, Wiz has found uber-success since moving to the land of the palm trees, finding a celebrity partner in Amber Rose, and making albums with his Big Homie, Snoop... Read more

Trey Songz Jumps The Gun With Brand New Album, Trigga (Album Stream)

The sensual and emotive vocalist Trey Songz, who turns 30 this November, has been keeping busy this year working with the likes of Young Jeezy on "Ordinary," a remix to Mariah Carey's "You're Mine (Eternal)," and 50 Cent on his latest project, Animal Ambition. Now, 2 years removed from Trey... Read more

If You Aren’t Up On YG, This Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Track Will Put Your Attention In A Chokehold (Audio)

Although he's still a relatively new face in Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar has fast found the ability to knight other artists into the spotlight. While K.Dot has many pockets of fans, some Heads gravitate towards the Compton MC for his unpredictable flows, honesty, and eloquent wordplay that align him with the... Read more

Jay Rock & Ty Dolla $ign Take Notice Of How Things Change With Fame (Video)

Two of Southern California's harder working, breakthrough artists have noticed how things have changed—from the women and dollars, to the expectations and the hate. They come together on "Never Be The Same" to look at things as they were, and are, and say never no more, from a burn site,... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Everything 100 ft Ty Dolla $ign

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony release the video for their single Everything 100 featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Check it out below. Related: Game – Celebration (Remix) ft Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Video)... Read more

Terrace Martin – You’re The One ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Tone Trezure

To me, this sounds like a hybrid of DJ Quik and J Dilla, with a nice composition for two rising features. That being said, Terrace Martin is completely his own man, and one of the most exciting producers in Southern California since the '90s. His 3ChordFold is out next week... Read more