Ty Dolla $ign is tight with Meek Mill, who contributed to his new Campaign project, as well as The Game, so he definitely has a unique perspective when it comes to being pressed about the pair’s ongoing and very public beef.
“Both of them are my homies and I think the homies should get off the internet,” he explained to XXL. “I think we all gangsters and we ain’t supposed to be on the internet with our shit. N****s should have learned that a long ass time ago. I feel like when it’s real shit, if it’s beef or whatever the fuck they want to call it, n****s should speak like men together. Everybody’s watching on the internet so why would you want to talk shit on the internet? I don’t do that with girls or anybody. Let’s just [keep] it adult.”
Of course, Meek is on the Campaign cut “Watching,” which Ty said came together pretty easily. “As soon as we heard the beat and I did my part, me, Gabe and Shadow, my cameraman, and everybody on the tour bus was like, ‘Yo, we should get Meek Mill on this.’ We were on a tour bus in Europe, then I brought back my part to a studio in L.A. and ran into Meek and I was like, ‘Yo, I need you on this shit.’ He killed it in like five to 10 minutes, freestyled off the top of the head.”
The conversation with Ty Dolla $ign also covered the real campaign going on in America right now with the 2016 election, with the rapper sharing his thoughts on the nominees. “The political part of the album is definitely about what is going on right now. I called some of my boys and asked them, ‘What do you think about what is going on right now?’ We recorded it and used it. So you got YG and Vic Mensa on the project. I had a lot of other stuff too but we didn’t use it. Minister Farrakhan sent me some stuff, but I didn’t use. It just didn’t go with the flow of the album.”
He went on to share some sound motivation to vote. “Yall want Donald Trump to win? So vote, motherfuckers.” He also confirmed he is voting for Hillary Clinton “even though the Clintons started mass incarceration, which my brother is a victim of. Things are going to change though. Somebody made them do that. It wasn’t their choice.” He admitted that he doesn’t think either candidate cares about incarceration the way he does though. “I think they are going to say whatever is going to get us to vote for them, or whatever to get that Black vote. But do they really give a fuck? Does anybody really give a fuck? I do.”
Read the full interview where he talks more about his new project, collaborating with producer D’Mile, his favorite albums of the year, and more right here.