Ty Dolla $ign is keeping busy. Less than a year after the release of his major-label debut album, Free TC, the singer/rapper/songwriter/producer is back with a new collection called Campaign. And as you can probably guess from the title, he's got politics on his mind.
The 16-track set, with features from Future, Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Meek Mill, Trey Songz and Big TC (Ty's brother), comes out today on all streaming and download services. It begins with a spoken-word intro: “I'm Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton … or is that one and the same?” But Ty's down-pitched voice goes on to add: “If we ain't votin', we all got blame.”
To celebrate the release, there will be a Campaign pop-up shop today and tomorrow (Sept. 23-24) at 5514 Wilshire Boulevard in Miracle Mile, across the street from the El Rey Theatre. In addition to exclusive Campaign merch, the shop will also feature live mural painting, a photo booth and, most importantly, voter registration. The shop will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days.
Then, on Sunday, the Campaign party continues at the Hollywood Palladium with “Dolla Day,” a concert featuring Ty Dolla and special guests (we can't say who, but trust us — some big names will be dropping by). The show is already sold-out, but it will be livestreamed on Tidal (for both members and non-members). Co-sponsored by Hip Hop Caucus, Revolve Impact and NextGen Climate, the concert is also a platform for Hip Hop Caucus' Respect My Vote campaign, which aims to get fans of hip-hop culture more politically involved.
You can stream Campaign below.