Tyrone Griffi, better known by his stage name Ty Dolla Sign (stylized as Ty Dolla $ign or Ty$), is an American singer, rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California. He is currently signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records and Atlantic Records.
Ty Dolla Sign is known for his songs "Paranoid", "Or Nah" and "Blase". He also has songwriting credits on the hit songs "FourFiveSeconds" and "Psycho," which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The son of a musician from Lakeside, Ty Dolla $ign originally began his career in music by learning the bass guitar.
Since then, he has learned several instruments, from the drums, guitars and keyboard to the MPC. Earlier in his career, Ty Dolla Sign and his partner Kory signed a record deal with Venus Brown and Buddah Brown Ent.
They would release Raw & Bangin Mixtape Vol 2, however that deal fell through, and after that he would meet Los Angeles rapper YG. Ty Dolla Sign's initial claim to fame was through the success of "Toot It and Boot It," a song he both wrote and produced for YG.
Both are affiliated with the group Pushaz Ink. In 2011, Ty Dolla $ign released his first single "All Star," featuring Joe Moses with production by Fuego. His song "My Cabana" was ranked in Complex's Best 50 Songs of 2012 list at number 23.
Ty Dolla Sign signed to Atlantic Records in 2012. Then he released the Beach House mixtape on October 1, 2012, and followed with the Beach House 2 mixtape on July 1, 2013, which featured guest appearances by Too $hort, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Kirko Bangz among others.
The following day it was revealed he was signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records. The Beach House mixtape was supported by the single "My Cabana" featuring Young Jeezy and Beach House 2 was supported by the singles "Irie" featuring Wiz Khalifa.
On January 21, 2014, Ty Dolla Sign released his debut extended play, Beach House EP. The EP featured guest appearances from Casey Veggies, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Jay Rock, Trey Songz, French Montana, and Fredo Santana and the popular single "Paranoid" featuring BoB.
On January 7, 2014 Ty Dolla Sign released the second single from Beach House EP, "Or Nah" featuring Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard. Ty Dolla Sign released his debut studio album, Free TC, in November 2015.
It peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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