Ty Dolla $ign • rap

Tuesday Apr 3, 2018

120 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

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Ty Dolla $ign
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Tyrone William Griffin, Jr. is a rapper known as Ty Dolla $ign. His father worked with old school funkmasters Lakeside in El Lay, and so Tyrone became hip to music and the music industry at a relatively young age. After some gang involvement with the Bloods, as well as sessions hanging out with the Purple One, Ty put out a mixtape called Raw & Bangin’ Vol. 2. Then Atlantic Records came calling. The rest is history folks, from Beach House to “Paranoid” and later on, through huge-ass hits like Free TC and Beach House 3. Ty Dolla $ign is gigging at Sunshine Theater (120 Central Ave. SW) on Tuesday, April 3, in a must-see show. To me the most fascinating thing about Ty is not so much his style (a combination of West Coast, post-Tupac gangsta and ’70s style R&B, a la “Fantastic Journey”) but the fact that he is one of the most talented multi-instrumentalists on the scene today. Dude can rock the guitar, coax intense beauty from unwieldy pianos and sing like a silken wine with hot-saucy undertones when it all comes down. Go see this show, for sure. 7pm • $27.50 • All-ages.

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