Giving you the direct perspective from Ty Dolla $ign and his producer Buddah Shampoo, "Track Breakdown" is an HNHH series that highlights a specific cut by speaking to both the artist and producer about the song's creation.
Ty Dolla $ign has been on the come-up for awhile, and although he still is on his way up, he's definitely started carving out his own lane within the rap/r'n'b game. The West Coast native has been steadily dropping mixtapes, since 2011's House On The Hill, to his most recent, Beach House 2. All the while he's kept close ties with frequent collaborators like DJ Mustard, Teeflii, YG, and the D.R.U.G.S. production crew, who've had a hand in basically every tape from Ty.
Ty has progressed along with his producers, developing a distinct, melodic sound. Ty's also turned his focus to the ladies with his two Beach House projects, which only makes sense given the smooth sounds of his voice and his r'n'b-curated beats, but that's not to say dudes can't jam out to Ty-- they can, and "Ratchet In My Benz" is the perfect example for it.
Beach House 2 was full of slow bangers, and Ty proved himself to be the star on each track, even among strong rap features and ill production. The mixtape came a day before the announcement that Ty's hard work is really starting to pay off-- he inked a deal with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang. It's definitely a good fit, with Ty's laid-back and fun-having style complimenting that of the TGOD crew.
With Ty on the brink of becoming something huge, now's the time to get familiar. We decided to chop it up with Ty and producer Buddah Shampoo (who is in the D.R.U.G.S. collective Ty often works with) for this edition of Track Breakdown. The two made a dope collaboration, alongside Juicy J, with "Ratchet In My Benz."
We found out how Ty got Juicy J on the track, what Buddah Shampoo was doing the day he made the beat, how the two first connected, Ty's studio essentials and more in this exclusive.
Listen and download the song in question below, then click through the images above to learn more about it.