Ty Dolla Sign cranks Bad Brains, hangs with Charli XCX and mixes soul, hard rap beats and brash views on women, love and sex.

On a dreary Tuesday morning in New York, Ty Dolla Sign ­reminisces about the previous weekend's ­hedonism. "I just sat right there at that couch two days ago," he says, gesturing across the room with a tattooed knuckle. "I had 12 girls sitting around me." The 30-year-old reclines on a banquette at Hudson Terrace, a currently empty nightclub in Midtown Manhattan. The women in leopard-print boots are gone, as is the Jameson bottle he didn't fully recover from until after last night's show at Highline Ballroom, when he finally crashed at his hotel.

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