Continuing his extended promotional run for Free TC, TGOD’s favorite crooner Ty Dolla $ign sat down with XXL to discuss his recent music activities, his forthcoming project and much more. During the Interview, Ty$ went on to explain his epic studio session with Babyface, his working relationship with Kanye West, Kanye’s upcoming SWISH album and more.
You’ve been working more with Kanye lately. How did that relationship start?
I’ve been knowing ’Ye for awhile. He just called me in recently to start working with him. I’m very thankful he’s on the album. That’s like having Michael Jackson on your album in 2015. He’s been one of my favorites since he came out. I’ve always been a hip-hop head. I fuck with J Dilla beats, Pete Rock beats, DJ Premier and Madlib. That’s what he’s on, that crate digging and vinyl.
Besides Kanye, who are your biggest musical inspirations?
J Dilla is the top producer of all time, in my book, alongside Timbaland and Pharrell. Then DJ Mustard. I like everything, I weird people out all the time with the shit that I listen to. I just learn from [different] people, every day.
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