Like Future, Los Angeles rapper/singer Ty Dolla $ign has a tendency to Auto-Tune his vocals so his verses hit like the musings of a hormonally charged cyborg. True, there isn't a lot of diversity in terms of subject matter on his recent Beach House EP - money and women dominate $ign's worldview. But the album-closing "Never Be the Same," where the MC promises a new day atop an 8-bit beat appears to signal a crucial pivot point. "Progress is a constant," he sings. Here's hoping he follows through.

Like Future, Los Angeles rapper/singer Ty Dolla $ign has a tendency to Auto-Tune his vocals so his verses hit like the musings of a hormonally charged cyborg. True, there isn’t a lot of diversity in terms of subject matter on his recent Beach House EP — money and women dominate $ign’s worldview. But the album-closing “Never Be the Same,” where the MC promises a new day atop an 8-bit beat appears to signal a crucial pivot point. “Progress is a constant,” he sings. Here’s hoping he follows through.

Lil Bibby also performs.

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