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Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Beach House 3’ is not a summer album, but it is a gem

I don’t know what it is about cold weather but it seems to come with a particular mood that can leave the most bitter taste in your mouth.

Open shoes and sandals are up there with shorts and watermelon for me. Just leave it back in the happier months. It has no place here. So I understand the hesitance Ty Dolla $ign’s new album Beach House 3 initially gives.

BH3, which was released this past Friday on October 27th, is actually the fourth installment in a series that dates back to 2012 and the first as a studio album.

The first Beach House was released on October 1st, 2012 (not summer) and although the second installment was in July, Ty’s Beach House EP  dropped in January 2014 which is anything but summer.

That’s because Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House series, contrary to the name and artwork, is not about summer.

Ty Dolla $ign is interesting because he’s that artist that people don’t quite know, but they’re positive they’ve heard before.

On top of that, it’s hard to box in his sound. Is he a rapper? Is he a singer? If he’s a singer, is it R&B? So when he drops “out of season” it just adds to his mystery.

But for those who follow music, he’s no mystery at all.

Between “Toot it and Boot it”, “Paranoid”, “Or Nah”, and “Blase” we’re looking at over four times platinum in sales.

Not to mention having writing cred on hits like Chris Browns “Loyal”, “Post To Be”, and the Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney mash-up “Fourfiveseconds”. The smooth chorus on 2 Chainz’s 2017 hit “It’s A Vibe” is thanks to this man.

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So what’s behind project title? While promoting the release of the album he stopped by VICE’s Desus and Mero to explain. “It’s more of a metaphorical thing meaning ‘success,’ he told the hosts.

When the Cali native was a kid, his parents used to take Ty and his siblings to a local beach community where they would pretend they lived, predicting where their rooms would be and so forth.

So, in aspirations of owning one, he named his first mixtape and now mixtape series, in homage to obtaining it.

“What I want to do with Beach House 3 is just let people know that, yeah, I kept these dreams alive and every fucking thing I dream of happens.”

And when you listen to any of the tracks you’ll begin to see that.

Songs like “So Am I”, which features Damian Marley and Skrillex, though a romantic cut, has a smooth peace to it that you can only imagine “making it” feels like.

Even the joint “Sleep On Me”, which features Future, has a lazy lure that contrasts the upbeat summer vibes you’d probably predict an album named Beach House to have.

Once you actually get into the album you’ll discover that you came across a gem and a really talented musician. Any questions of whether he’s a rapper or singer will be answered. CC: “Message in a Bottle”, “Famous” — which features none other than John Mayer — and “Droptop in the Rain”.

Ty showcases how to mesh soulful runs, harmonizations, and songwriting with the fast-paced melody driven sound that dominates the industry —  and he actually stuck the landing.

The energy is positive throughout the entire album and will hold your attention from top to bottom. Most of all, it’s inspiring to see how an artist saw something he wanted come together.

Basically, this album could have been called CPA, NBA Starting Guard, or World Renowned Basket Weaver; the concept is just dope. Beach House 3 is about being the best you can be and achieving your dreams.

Check it out for yourself.

How Ty Dolla $ign became the most versatile artist of his generation

Dolla you know you the shit. Ayye!

Dolla has been on a music mission since birth. Music is in his DNA. His father was a part of funk band Lakeside. Meeting his dad’s homies like Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire at a young age definitely had a soulful influence.

So, it was only a matter of time until Ty realized that he was destined to be one of the most important voices in the hip-hop arena.

Growing up was hard and life proved difficult. Dolla came up in South Central LA and was surrounded by a gang mentality. But, he didn’t let that stop him from who he has become.

The courtroom did take his brother. TC got locked up for 67 years for something he didn’t do. This pushed Dolla in a whole different way. It has become his mission to dedicate his musical talents towards freeing his brother.

To prove it, Dolla’s debut studio album, Free TC, was created to bring light to the social injustices of mass incarceration. In an interview with XXL, Dolla said,

“I want to raise awareness to the racial and social injustices and mass incarceration that’s going on in our country right now. This is more than just an album; it’s a movement.”

Free TC truly was a movement and is a critically acclaimed a masterpiece. The album debuted at the No. 14 spot on the Billboard 200. Not too bad for an artist’s first studio album.

Ty is now proving himself a legend with his third of his Beach House series, Beach House 3. the project drops today and its finna be a banger we’ll never forget.

Beach House 3 features 20 songs and all of your favorite artists. Wiz Khalifa, Swae Lee, and Future, just to name a few.

Make sure you go cop that and peep the video above to see the legendary story behind Ty Dolla $ign.

Free TC.

Kulture Hub 2017 Fall Music Preview: 10 drops to circle on your calendar

Fall is underway and has already given us a few joints to sit with.

The Cool Kids and Kevin Gates both made comebacks in their own unique ways dropping Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe and By Any Means 2 respectfully this September.

G Herbo, Jhene Aiko, and Rapsody hit us back to back to back near the end of September with projects. And Macklemore even gave rap music another shot.

But the best is yet to come.

As we enter the final season of the year, we’re going to need that special soundtrack to get cozy with. To stay low and hustle to. You know, to help celebrate the holidays.

Kelela | Take Me Apart | Oct 6


The R&B songstress Kelela is set to drop her debut album Take Me Apart via Warp Records, and everyone should be on standby.

The album’s first single “LMK.” is a personal record that shows off the singer’s pen. There are clear jazz and other musical influences that go into the theme of her sound, but they offer a perfect backdrop to the drum of fall/winter.

If Take Me Apart is anything like her 2015 EP Hallucinogen then it’s surely something to keep an eye on.

Gucci Mane | Mr. Davis | Oct 13th


Guwop has been having a hell of a year and a half since being released from prison and is continuing his amazing run by dropping Mr. Davis.

The 17-track album is littered with features including The Weeknd, Big Sean, Monica, ScHoolboy Q, and A$AP Rocky. Chris Brown also guests on the previously-released “Tone It Down,” while Nicki Minaj lends a hand on “Make Love.”

The album was originally supposed to drop on the 13th of September, but seeing it pushed to October 13, days before 10/17, it seems that fate has other ideas.

The trap god always has a banger up his sleeves so make sure you’re on the lookout for this one.

DVSN | Morning After | Oct 13th


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OVO signee DVSN, announced they’d be following up their 2016’s debut Sept. 5th.

The Canadian duo is perfect for the fall. Their ambient instrumentals and heavy 808’s will have you in your feels or in the feels of your significant other. Either way, it’s a release to look at for.

Blu & Exile | The Beginning: Before The Heavens | Oct 20th

Dirty Science

It’s been a decade since the underground colt classic album Below The Heavens LP.

People who knew about the album cherished it and held on to the project like it was a novelty item, and in a way, they were right. There had been nothing like it before or since it’s dropped.

In 2012, Blu and Exile released Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them — an album they’d released in 2009 — but have not really written anything new.

Until now.

Making dreams come true all over again #bluandexile #belivethat

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This is one that I can’t wait to hear.

Fabolous & Jadakiss | Freddy vs Jason | Oct 31

Fab is notorious for dropping projects on holidays. This time he’s teaming up with Jadakiss to deliver Freddy vs Jason just in time for Halloween.

Being that both emcee’s are from New York I expect nothing less than bars.

Ty Dolla $ign | Beach House 3 | Oct 27th

Pu$haz Ink

Representing the new sound in R&B, talented musician and songwriter Ty Dolla $ign is expected to return back to the Beach House series with his third installment Beach House 3.

If the singles, “Message in a Bottle” and “Dawsin’s Breek,” which features Jeremih, are any indication of what we’re to expect, then get ready for smooth, relaxing vibe music.

Ty still has his signature tone which gives any function the right atmosphere.

Travis Scott | Astroworld | TBA

Grand Hustle

Between his rumored new daddy responsibilities and wrapping up the DAMN. Tour with Kendrick Lamar, I’m sure Travis Scott has had his plate full.

But we’re not hearing any excuses. Not with the promises he’s made.

Back in August he announced that both his upcoming solo album, AstroWorld, and his collab project with Quavo would be dropping real soon,

“I think this might be the last club I’ma do until my album come out and shit,” he tells the crowd. “I’m about to go away, in hiding for like a couple weeks, couple months… Me and Quavo album ’bout to drop real soon. AstroWorld ’bout to drop real soon.”

I’m not sure when ‘real soon’ is, but I know such teases like a Quavo x Travis Scott mashup shouldn’t be tossed around lightly. I guess we’ll see.

Pusha T | King Push | TBA

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At the top of the year, Pusha T announced that Ye was solely responsible for the production of his upcoming album King Push.

Since then a lot has happened. From Ye dropping his album, feuding with Jay, and fleeing to Wyoming.

Then earlier this month, Pusha announced that progress had been made. So much in fact that there were three different versions of the album.

While performing at the Made in America Festival he spoke on the progress of the album to Complex saying:

“If it drops this year, Album Of The Year. If it drops next year, Album Of The Year.”

Well, let’s see it drop first.

Kamaiyah | Don’t Ever Get It Twisted | TBA


Kamaiyah’s 2016 debut A Good Night in the Ghetto, got her name on all the blogs across the web and new fans desperate to know who she was.

The splash of the Oakland native’s debut mixtape was so impactful it landed her on XXL’s Freshman Class. Now the only thing missing is her official album.

Her pinned tweet on Twitter say’s the album is coming soon. Let’s hope it’s this fall.

Nas | TBA | TBA

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Nas’ album should have been done. At least that’s what he and DJ Khaled confirmed on the 2016’s banger “Nas Album Done” (that’s a pretty straightforward song title).

In Nasir Jones’ defense, however, he’s been on his business tip. Whether it’s being a ‘huge creative force’ on the Netflix original The Get Down, managing Mass Appeal Records, or any of his venture capital investments, he’s clearly not just sitting around.

What we can say is that Nas is not washed. Both of his verses on Khaled’s albums were fire and Jay-Z has proved there is space in today’s music for seasoned bars.

We’ll just have to wait for it.