Ty Dolla $ign cemented himself as the ultimate collaborator putting forth an MVP campaign in the assist category for 2018, but the focus now shifts back to his anticipated forthcoming LP, Tyrone, which is slated to drop later in the year. Dolla $ign covers the latest issue of SPIN magazine on Tuesday (Aug. 6), where he pays homage to Kurt Cobain by recreating his epic Oct. 2001 cover story.
The California native actually has the Nirvana frontman tattooed on the back of his leg. "The first time I ever actually loved a rock song was 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and then it made me go and listen to all of his shit. I wish he would have lived longer to really give off everything and I wonder what he would sound like right now," he says. "I definitely wanted to pay homage to Kurt because he's the rock star of rock stars. I'm just a sex symbol, I'm trying to get there."
Dolla $ign cleared his mind going into crafting his upcoming album by temporarily putting smoking weed on hold for the time being. The 34-year-old wasn't focused on hitmaking, but a conversation with Kanye West really elevated the effort's potential.