Ty Dolla $ign - Free TC
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2015 Ratings: #361 / 742
User Score
Based on 57 ratings
2015 Ratings: #254
November 13, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Taylor Gang, Pu$haz Ink, Atlantic / Label
Hip Hop, R&B, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

Free TC could use some editing, but Ty has enough charm to carry bedroom jams, Cadillac bangers, and folk-funk experiments all at once.

80
AllMusic

Free TC tops all expectations, as the man conquers the club, the bedroom, and the brain with this end-to-end stunner.

80
HipHopDX

Ty delivers a light, layered debut, with more depth than we thought could be drawn out of the trap&B sound he helped usher into the mainstream.

77
Pitchfork

You can credit both his fireside manner and his forthright delivery—there is no fine print in a Ty Dolla $ign song—for the fact that plenty of women will still slip into his silk sheet-covered waterbed despite his warnings.

75
Consequence of Sound

All but two tracks feature guests and nearly every one has a different producer. These are ingredients for a directionless stew, but instead it adds up to a callback of the ambition of R. Kelly’s ‘90 albums.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

With this album, Ty has proven that he’s not just another hook and single singer. He’s actually capable of creating a project that keeps listeners engaged for 16 tracks.

70
The 405

Ty Dolla $ign's forthcoming dominance throughout the R&B/hip-hop landscape is essentially cemented, as the Taylor Gang artist has adequately evolved beyond the confining barriers of strictly ratchet R&B.

70
Exclaim!

Though a bit of a slog at points, what could have easily been a 16-track collection of Griffin's ambition becoming his downfall, is a worthwhile look at the multifaceted nature of his musical brain.

Sep 24, 2016
jpaps96
75
the first half of this album is the album of 2015. the second half holds its weight
May 5, 2017*
BruhMan
82
FAVORITE TRACKS: LA, Saved, Straight Up, Solid, Horses In the Stable, Credit & Only Right

WORST TRACKS: Bring it out of me, Gaurd Down, Know Ya & Actress
Jul 28, 2016
CxAylward
74
warm, syrupy singing and lovely production. lazy songwriting in places but mostly a success
Jan 17, 2016
80
VERY good album. I just wish there was not SO MUCH features.
Dec 21, 2015
Z.Younk
80
Ty effortlessly flows through acoustic, rap, soul, and even gets spiritual. He can genre bend and sound good on anything; proving time and again, get a feature from Ty, no matter what style musician, and he will absolutely kill it.
Track List
  1. LA (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy & James Fauntleroy)
  2. Saved (feat. E-40)
  3. Straight Up (feat. Jagged Edge)
  4. Solid (feat. Babyface)
  5. Horses In the Stable
  6. Know Ya (feat. Trey Songz)
  7. Credit (feat. Sevyn Streeter)
  8. Miracle / Wherever (feat. Big TC & D-Loc)
  9. Guard Down (feat. Kanye West & Diddy)
  10. Sitting Pretty (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
  11. When I See Ya (feat. Fetty Wap)
  12. Blasé (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd)
  13. Only Right (feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800)
  14. Bring It Out of Me
  15. Actress (feat. R. Kelly)
  16. Finale (feat. SA-RA & PJ)


Added on: May 19, 2015