From his history of making or contributing either lyrics or vocals to numerous mainly misogynistic club anthems, many people might categorize Ty Dolla Sign as just another singer who has been able to make a living by talking slick on the microphone. A closer look at him would, however, reveal that he is a musical prodigy who made a way for himself by threading the thin line between R&B and Rap while also being very raw and lascivious with his content.
On the 13th of April, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, Ty Dolla Sign was born as Tyrone William Griffin Jr. The identity of his mother, whom he has a portrait of tattooed on his body, is unknown, but his father, Tyrone Griffin Sr., is a musician who was famously a part of the 70s funk band, Lakeside.
At a very young age, Ty taught himself how to play the bass guitar, drums, guitar, and other musical instruments. It is not clear what school he attended as it is reported that he completed his high school education through homeschooling. He went on to form a music singing group with a friend named Kory and earned a record deal with Buddah Brown Entertainment. However, after a few disagreements on the direction they were taking, Ty and Kory ended their collaboration, giving room for him to start working with rapper YG and producer DJ Mustard.
Ty Dolla Sign achieved relative exposure following the success of the YG song, “Toot It and Boot It”, which he produced and wrote. This prompted him to release a number of mixtapes that helped him build his own fan base and earn a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2012. He has since signed another deal with Wiz Khalifa‘s Taylor Gang Records and released chart-topping songs like “Paranoid”, “Blase”, and “Or Nah” among others.
Family – Daughter, Sister
Ty Dolla Sign has a now-teenage daughter named Jailynn Griffin. As a result of him being a very private person, not much is known about his daughter, who is said to have been born on the 1st of February, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. Jailynn’s mother is said to be a previous partner of the musician who worked as a teacher. Her identity is however not known but the two parents are said to have shared custody and maintain a cordial relationship.
Another woman in Ty’s life who is looking to make a name for herself is his younger sister, Angel Gold. Ms. Gold is following in the footsteps of her brother and father in pursuing a career in the music business. The R&B singer announced herself to the world in early 2015 with the song “Get On It” which featured legendary California rapper Too Short. She has since then worked with her brother, among many others, as she looks to make her own way.
Who is His Girlfriend?
If the reports by gossip blogs are anything to go by, Ty Dolla Sign has had the pleasure of dating some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Some of those women include singer Tinashe and reality television star, Kylie Jenner. While it is unclear if any of those stories are true, we can confirm that the “Or Nah” singer is currently in a relationship with openly bisexual Cuban-American singer and former Fifth Harmony member, Lauren Jauregui.
The two are said to have begun seeing each other in 2017, just after Ty broke things off with his ex-girlfriend and former muse, singer Alycia Bella.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ty Dolla Sign has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. The singer, who has taken home several awards, including Collaboration of the Year at the 2016 American Music Awards and Best Collaboration at the MTV Video Music Awards, for the song “Work from Home” with Fifth Harmony, made his wealth from his career as a singer, songwriter, and music producer.
Height – How Tall Is Ty Dolla Sign?
Ty Dolla Sign has an impressive height of 6 feet 1 inch (185.5 cm). The dreadlock-carrying Los Angeles native, who is known for his unique green eyes, weighs about 83 kg (183 lbs) and has body measurements of chest – 42 inches (107 cm), arms/biceps – 14.5 inches (37 com), waist – 33 inches (84 cm).