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#TBT 2014: Ty Dolla $ign Defines His Sound as a 'Real Body of Work'

Thanks to growing up with an in-house studio and serious family connections, the hitmaker began honing his skills at an early age

Since debuting his Beach House mixtape in 2012, Ty Dolla $ign has delivered endless star-studded collaborations proving the Cali native's versatility as both a producer and a rapper. In honor of #TBT and the upcoming release of Beach House 3, rewind to 2014 when he spoke to Fuse about developing his own sound.

Thanks to growing up in a family of musicians, $ign had access to an in-house studio that allowed him to mix beats and work with industry legends from an early age. "I define [my sound] as just quality music. Other people just put out songs...My shit is like a real body of work," he explains.

On collaborators whom he'd like to work with, $ign named DJ PremierRZA and John Mayer, calling Mayer one of his "favorite singers out right now."

Beach House 3 drops October 27 and features heavy hitters like The-DreamPharrell and Swae Lee. For more on the album's development, check out $ign's August interview with Fuse, in which he talked linking up with both old and new collaborators:

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