Meeting Ty Dolla $ign and co-writing Chris Brown's "Loyal"
The Success of "143" led to Bobby meeting YG and Ty Dolla $ign, who were promoting their own breakout hit, "Toot It and Boot It" at the same time. "Me and YG were doing shows together pretty much like every weekend cause we had the two biggest songs of the summer in the west coast," he explains. "And then Ty would come and I ended up being super cool with Ty. Then Ty started coming to the studio with me and Nic Nac and then me, Ty, and YG when on our first tour together. It was called the Young & Hungover Tour. Then we made a whole mixtape after that tour. Then yeah, so that’s how me and Ty – we just kept making music every since, you know?"
Nic Nac and Ty Dolla $ign were the two main collaborators for "Loyal," a song that Bobby was originally set on keeping for himself, but it eventually made its way to Chris Brown, becoming the songwriter's highest charting hit to date. "It was going to be my song," says Bobby. "Me and Ty were working on that for myself and then Chris’ people heard it and they hella wanted it. At first we didn’t want to give it to them, but you know it was just a long process but eventually he ended up doing it. But yeah, like I said these placements just all happened recently. You never really know what’s going to happen."
While the song was lifted out from under him, Brackins' fingerprints are still very visible if you look close enough. "Chris says “I took her to the Bay with me”. That was one of the lines I definitely threw in there," he revealed, pointing out what really should've been obvious if you were paying attention. "I mean, he’s from Virginia, why would he say that? People don’t necessarily know how much I influence pop culture."