Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign is many things — a hip-hop artist, a singer/songwriter, a producer — but don't call him a rapper. "Rappers to me are, like, Wiz (Khalifa), people who can really rap," says the singer (born Tyrone Griffin Jr.). "I do melody and everything, but people say it's rap because of my lyrics and because I'm really hardcore."

The Los Angeles native initially broke out guesting on YG's Toot It and Boot It (which peaked at No. 67 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 2010). It was then he realized he could make a viable career for himself as a solo artist.... more