American rapper, Ty Dolla $ign who is a longtime collaborator and close friend to Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has been indicted on drug charges that include felony possession of cocaine.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the 33-year-old California rapper was slapped with 3 counts of possession of drug, possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of less than 1 ounce of weed at Fulton County, GA, where drug laws are way stiffer.
If convicted, the hip-hop star could get up to 15 years in prison.
This comes after the rapper was busted back in September by cops in Atlanta who allegedly found drug in his bag.
Tyrone William Griffin Jr. (born April 13, 1985), known professionally as Ty Dolla Sign is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He first gained major recognition in 2010 for his feature on YG’s “Toot It and Boot It”, which he had written and produced for Def Jam Recordings. In the summer of 2013, he signed a record deal with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records. In November 2015, he released his debut studio album, Free TC, which peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200.
Ty Dolla Sign is perhaps best known for his singles “Paranoid”, “Or Nah”, and “Blasé”, as well as his writing contributions to “Loyal”, “Post to Be”, “FourFiveSeconds”, and “Psycho”, which went number one in June 2018 on the Billboard Hot 100, being his first. Aside from his solo music career, Ty Dolla Sign is also a member of production team D.R.U.G.S., alongside Chordz 3D, Buddah Shampoo, Nate 3D, James Koo, Fuego, and DJ Dahi.
Ty Dolla Sign is the son of musician Tyrone Griffin, a member of the band Lakeside. Ty Dolla Sign began his music career by learning how to play the bass guitar and later learned how to play drums, guitars, keyboards, and the MPC. Ty Dolla Sign and his partner Kory were signed a record deal with Venus Brown and Buddah Brown Entertainment, subsequently releasing a mixtape, titled Raw & Bangin Mixtape Vol 2. The duo also made guest appearances on studio albums by other artists such as Sa-Ra Creative Partners and Black Milk. They also sang on songs such as “U”, which was featured on the latter 2007’s recording Popular Demand. Eventually, however, the partners had a falling out related to these ventures.