Ty Dolla $ign ft. TC and D-Loc - "Miracle/Wherever"
What an amazing song! If you thought Ty Dolla $ign was all ratchet club bangers (and let's be clear: dude makes the best ratchet club bangers), one listen to his new album Free TC will clear all that up. "Miracle/Whatever" provides a sprawling, poignant mid-point—eight minutes long, but engaging all the way through.
TC, Ty Dolla $ign's incarcerated brother, opens the song, singing down the prison phone, delivering a message of hope even as he is behind bars, and showing off his great voice. Powerful stuff, but just wait until the song switches up for it's second movement—who is that with the gorgeous falsetto, soaring over the strings like a white dove through a crystal blue sky? That's goddamn Ty Dolla $ign.
Our guy spent $50,000 of his own money on an orchestra, and it was money well spent. This song—and especially the second half—is 1,000 thread count, silk sheet luxury.—Constant Gardner