Ty Dolla $ign seems to be the plug when it comes to this music thing. His newest album Featuring Ty Dolla $ign is a testament to that, as the star-studded tracklist has many of his frequent collaborators whom he's laced with features in the past popping up all over. This is also true of his appearance on NPR Music's Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series. While he's the star of the show there, his band included a few of his heavy hitter industry friends — including singer/songwriter/producer Camper on keys, Ant Clemons on backgrounds and Skrillex on the 1's and 2's.
The talented group of fellas do a good job of bringing Ty's discography to life during the intimate session, which is heavy on his recent solo material but also gives us some gems from his past efforts. They kick off with the smooth R&B of Featuring's "Temptations," which sets up a slightly mellow vibe. Of course things don't stay on that for long as he slid into his viral jam with Wiz Khalifa "Something New" and then switched gears to Beach House tracks "Or Nah" and "Paranoid" to thrill those who have been riding for him since the beginning.
He returned to his new-new soon after, delving into "Ego Death" with joyful abandon as he and his band danced along to track amid a plethora of samples cued by Ty himself. They returned to the soul of the matter for closing track "Your Turn." The song — the album version of which features Musiq Soulchild, Tish Hyman and 6lack — is probably the most vulnerable moment that Ty Dolla $ign offers on Featuring and the perfect way to close out a performance that shows just how versatile an artist he can be.
If you've ever wanted to see what Ty can do in a live setting and haven't had the pleasure, here's your chance. Peep the feature king doing the damn thing when you press play.