Ty Dolla $ign released his Free TC album last year. The project was named for and in support of his younger brother, Big TC, who is serving 67 years in jail for being convicted of first-degree murder. Ty Dolla, TC and his family have consistently claimed he’s innocent, and he made the album in order to help his family afford better lawyers. Today, the “Saved” singer released a new documentary highlighting his relationship with his brother and his family’s influence on his music.
“I was alright, though, as a kid all the way to my parent’s divorce,” TC said. “And that instability shifted my foundation. It made me feel like they didn’t care, so I started acting like didn’t care. I was 12.” TC later got involved in gang life, eventually getting accused of murdering Kenneth “K.C.” Ross — something he and his family insist he didn’t do. Even the initial arresting cop said “I know you didn’t shoot him, but tell us who did.” TC didn’t know.
The rest of the documentary covers the court case (his damn lawyer didn’t have a damn license), the impact on TC and Ty Dolla’s family and the place they’re at today. I knew the basics of TC’s case, but damn. Your heart’s out for the Griffin family. The Free TC documentary got pretty personal, with TC phoning in from prison, too (like he’s done with a couple times for features on albums).
Watch the 13-minute documentary below.