Known for his singles ‘Paranoid”, “Or Nah,” and ‘Blasé ” a long with a long list of writing contributions and features, Ty Dolla $ign has shown that he’s one of the hardest working artists in the industry today. He’s been so busy that it seemed like he wasn’t ever going to give us a new album anytime soon. That changed this week when he dropped his new single “Purple Emoji” which features J. Cole.
So what has Ty been up to the last three years? Why has it taken him so long to give us a new solo project? Here’s a look at what all he’s been into and potentially why its taken him almost three years to give us a new album.
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” wasn’t the first time Hip-Hop infiltrated Country music. Back in 2004, Nelly released his single ‘Over and Over’ featuring Tim McGraw. Then in 2017 Young Thug released his country-rap album Beautiful Thugger Girls. Each of these three had different reactions in the music industry but “Old Town Road” was the first single that made it on the Billboard Country charts. Just a week after it entered the charts it was removed because it “lacked elements that today’s country music contained.” Nevertheless, the impact of the song has sparked conversations of rather or not artists who aren’t country artists could ever crossover and be accepted into its ranks. Today we will be looking at these songs that managed to fuse the best of hip-hop and country together. It’s a rare occasion, but when it happened it was something quite interesting.
Its almost mid-March and we have already begun to see a consistent flow of new music. So far we have received new albums from Solange and 2 Chainz. B2k’s “Millennium Tour” and Ella Mai’s “The Debut Tour” also kicked off this month and amidst all of that we’ve gotten a good amount of tracks to go underneath a lot of people’s radar. That is when we come in to give you guys this month’s sleeper tracks so far. So let’s get into it.
When you think about it there is a lot of good music that falls through the cracks in the industry today. This is due mostly to the increase in artists output and a decrease in consumer’s attention spans. Speaking for myself, I don’t have time to comb through playlists and blogs to find this music as much as I used to. So in my new series, I will be sharing the music that I find others that I feel are sleepers. Sleepers are songs that may have been overlooked that some feel are hot tracks. So let’s dive into the first edition of sleepers.