Ty Dolla $ign & Kendrick Lamar Show California Love on Anthemic Song ‘L.A.’
Singer-songwriter Ty Dolla $ign has been making noise lately with the pop-leaning track “Drop That Kitty,” but he returns to his Rap&B roots with the anthemic “L.A.”
The effort finds Ty and rapper Kendrick Lamar giving a salute to their beloved city. Over a somber piano groove, a pounding beat and a sped-up sample from David Guetta’s "Titanium," the dynamic duo detail the life and struggles in the "city of the gang bang."
"Grew up around the gangsters and the cutthroats / Be careful where you at, you might get bust on / Yeah, all my South Central n----s, Inglewood, twist your fingers up / Compton and Watts, Eastside, always turning up / Bad bitches up at Greystone and Supper Club / Tell 'em where we're from," Ty Dolla serves.
As always, K.Dot delivers a blistering verse that perfectly describes the peace and the strife in the City of Angels.
"Hope I'm teachin' you all the lessons I learned / When I made that turn off the 110 / Watch that marijuana just burn / This s--- just make you wanna just sin / See that Staples Center high yearnin' if the Lakers get me a win / I'm gonna liquor shot in memory of Pac, Makaveli live again / Bitch, I'm in L.A., yeah!" he spits.
According to reports, the song will appear on Ty Dolla $ign's upcoming debut album, Free T.C. However, DJ Busy, who is the A&R director at Atlantic Records, says the song is not the official version.
Nevertheless, it's a fantastic song that embodies the spirit of L.A. Throw your W's up!
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