The lyricist Ty Dolla $ign called the “greatest of all time”
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The lyricist Ty Dolla $ign called the "greatest of all time"

Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been a part of hip-hop for well over a decade and, akin to figures such as Bryson Tiller and Drake, brings some soul to rap music. The vocalist (real name Tyrone Griffin) is currently working on a project with Kanye West. However, he has worked with a range of artists over the years.

As a part of Wiz Khalifa’s weed-loving crew, Taylor Gang, Griffin worked with Wiz and his partner in crime Snoop Dogg who regularly drew comparisons between him and the late Nate Dogg.

In an interview on the LA radio station Power 106.0 concerning Snoop Dogg’s praise of him, Griffin once responded to the Long Beach rhymer, stating, “I feel blessed, I feel honoured. I feel like Nate Dogg was carrying a huge torch, and he passed it down. I just talked to my other homie, that told me that he talked to Snoop on his birthday, and Snoop said that!”

He continued, “I couldn’t believe Snoop said I’m the reincarnation of Nate Dogg. When I heard that, I was like alright, Snoop saying it? That means everything, man. Like I said, it’s an honour.”

Griffin had previously worked with Snoop Dogg on the Wiz Khalifa track ‘You and Your Friends’ in 2014. However, Ty Dolla $ign admitted to the radio personality Big Boy on Power 106.0 that he has bigger aims and wants to work with one lyricist in particular.

Revealing the identity of his lyrical hero, the Los Angeles native declared Em the GOAT while making his bid for a collab, unveiling, “I have not done a song with Eminem yet,” he told the show’s host. “Which I would love to. He’s the GOAT for sure!”

“I always said like the only rapper that I think is better than Eminem is Slim Shady. So yeah it will happen for sure. What up, Em? Holla at me.” Earlier this year, Griffin finally got to work with the Detroit legend (real name Marshall Mathers) who asked him to feature on his project Music To Be Murdered By: Side B on the track ‘Favourite Bitch’.

You can hear Griffin speaking about his love for Eminem in his interview below.