With his new track No Justice, Ty Dolla $ign is doing something we'd like to see more artists doing, in using his platform to address big issues. With lyrics like “They say that we’re all created equal, but ain’t nothing about us equal, you know that there could never be justice when killing us is legal” he staunchly aligns with the Black Lives Matter movement. Described by Dolla $ign as the most important track on the whole of his forthcoming album Campaign, the soulful honesty of the lyrics represent the yearnings of a Black America tired of the downward spiral of injustice and killings, alongside the personal experiences of Dolla $ign at the hands of the LAPD.
His involvement is even more personal than the colour of his skin: Big TC (the feature on this track) is his younger brother, who has been incarcerated for over 11 years, on a life sentence for a crime he claims to be innocent of. His recording for this track was done from prison – Ty has been refused visitation to his brother for the last decade, due to being on probation himself. He debuted a three Instagram videos (below) last month which serves as the song's video, featuring mobile phone footage shot of his brother in prison, alongside the terrible footage of black people dying at the hands of the police. Ty has also recently released a short documentary highlighting his brother's plight.