Ty Dolla $ign has gifted the industry with more gems than a game of bejeweled throughout his career. Aside from showcasing his talent on your favorite rapper’s albums, his own singles “Paranoid” “Drop that Kitty” and “Or Nah” have comprised the soundtrack of many summers!
Last week the California hit man teased us with the release of “LA,” a single off of his three-year long project “Free TC”. Today the highly anticipated album is finally here and is a well versed project that any rap lover will agree was worth the wait.
Yet aloof from the Cali funked feel is a deeper message. Ty recently sat down with Rap-Up TV to shine light on the meaning behind the album’s title in relation to his personal life.
“I called it Free TC ’cause my little brother’s locked up for something that he didn’t do… we’re going to use this money to free him,” he said. “We also want to raise awareness about racial and social injustice and mass incarceration going on in our
country right now.”
Ty isn’t the only musician speaking out against social injustice this year, Ordinary People singer John Legend also launched a campaign to end Mass Incarceration called FREE AMERICA. Usher recently used his platform in his new single “Chains” to call for action.
Stream “Free TC” below to hear the message and learn more about the mass incarceration that continues to destroy black families here in the U.S.