Track Review: Ty Dolla $ign ft. Travi$ Scott, ‘3 Wayz’
Rapper/singer Ty Dolla $ign continues to promo his sophomore album Campaign, due September 23. Following the infectious “Zaddy,” Ty dropping new single “3 Wayz.” Simply put, “3 Wayz” is the ultimate example of excess. Both Ty and guest Travis Scott sound “to’ up.”
The sound of “3 Wayz” is mysterious from the jump. It opens with a reference to “lean” and codeine. Obviously, this is part of the subject matter. Travis Scott delivers the first half of the hook:
“One more stop ‘fore the world stop / we gon’ roll this loud it’s prohibited / making money moves off the laptop / codeine, codeine, codeine, no prescriptions here.”
Ty joins for the rest.
The pace is slow and lethargic. This is an excellent touch considering the druggy nature of the song. In addition to the influence of drugs, Ty Dolla $ign references sex as well:
“N*ggas out of Hennessy, b*tch, hit the store / pour that lean, lean, lean, lean, lean / she gon’ turn to a freak, and I’m gone off a bean…”
All in all, “3 Wayz” is some kind of a song. It’s druggy, sexual, and thoroughly irresponsible. Even so, Ty Dolla $ign and Travi$ Scott deliver a hit. It may lack substance (lean and the codeine in it aside), but this slow jam is irresistible.
Ty Dolla $ign • Campaign • Atlantic • Release: 9.23.16
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