Ty Dolla $ign and J. Cole’s recent collaboration on “Purple Emoji” was finished as fast as it started.
$ign told Zane Lowe how the spontaneous feature came to be on Monday’s episode of Apple Music’s “Beats 1”. “I was at this studio called Jungle City in New York working on Yandhi with Kanye [West],” $ign reflected. “I just took over the top room I had a whole separate room he had the bottom floors. And then just turns out Cole was in the room right next to me.”
“When I saw him I was like ‘bro I got something to play you’ and he’s like ‘I got something to play to you,’ so I went to his studio and heard everything he was working on and then I’m like ‘yo I just did this one I thought would be crazy for both of us,'” he continued. “So he came in my room I played it for him immediately and he did his verse in five minutes.”
The song served as the first single from the 34-year-old’s untitled fourth studio album. “I’m just finishing up my album I’m almost done,” he shared. “I feel like I got all the songs and now I’m just working on the deluxe version to add more songs a week later however after I put out the album. It’s definitely my favourite album I’ve done yet.”
“My most personal, really talking the talk, lot more serious songs but a couple party songs, bangers and stuff,” $ign explained. “I know there are a couple people mad at me, saying ‘oh don’t take a month just send the verse,’ but I’m like, ‘listen I’m working on my album it’s a masterpiece and I gotta focus, so don’t trip. I’ll see you when I see you.'”
$ign also talked about working with West. “I was already working with Ye so I’m not gonna stop that,” he expressed. “His album is amazing. He’s more psycho than me when it comes to music so he’s constantly upgrading upgrading upgrading we think the song is done we think it’s fire and he’s like no let’s keep going. It’s a great learning experience.”
“You know the Sunday Service he called me at the beginning of the year and told me he was about to start that. At first, when I heard it I was like ‘really? That would be crazy.’ But he actually did it and then we performed at Coachella,” he added. “I’m very proud of my bro, and you already know his next project is about to be stupid.”
There is no confirmed released date for $ign’s new album.