Ty Dolla $ign‘s success streak is still going strong.
After dominating 2014 with his hit singles “Or Nah” & “Paranoid,” Ty Dolla just added another hit on his roster: Kanye West‘s “Only One.” Little did we know that Ty Dolla added his smooth vocals as a background to the heartfelt record.
In an exclusive interview with Billboard, the Taylor Gang artist discussed what it was like working with ‘Ye, as well as an upcoming collaboration with Paul McCartney and Rihanna that will be featured in Yeezy’s seventh solo album. Check out some of the interview excerpts below:
On how he ended up working with Kanye West
One day my homie Ricky Anderson [Kanye’s cousin] hit me up and was like, ‘Kanye wants you to come work with him in Mexico,’ so I came out there [and] we did like nine songs in one day; one of them happened to be ‘Only One.’
On how it felt to hear his voice on “Only One”
It’s like running track and getting a gold medal. Constant gold medals!
On what he learned from working with ‘Ye
Just take my time and really examine what’s dope and what’s not. He reminds me of myself a lot. [He has] all the homies around, everybody being like ‘yes’ or ‘no’ [about a song]. Also, be real critical about what you do, [and] not just let anything go out there.
At first, I was wondering what he was gonna’ think and all that shit, but I was like ‘I’ma just do this like I’m doing it for myself’ and everybody fucked with it. I gave that nervous shit up a couple years back and that’s when I was able to get it pippin.’ At first, I ain’t gon’ lie, I used to be a little nervous about what people were gon’ think about my music but once I let that go, then everything started happening.
On other songs he and ‘Ye worked on together
Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul [Mc Cartney] got a song about to drop as well…
We’re definitely looking forward to that single!
SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty