With a reputation built on his original style and refusal to hop on any industry bandwagon, Ty is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, setting him aside from many mainstream hip hop acts and allowing him complete artistic independence. This has led to the release of four successful albums over 5 years (Awkward, Upwards, Closer, Special Kind of Fool) and a Mercury Prize nomination, among many high profile plaudits.
A lifelong love of hip hop has seen the honest speaking South Londoner gain skills in sound engineering and producing, the latter leading to work with Scratch Perverts, Talib Kweli, Blak Twang and Arrested Development. Ty has also featured and collaborated with many artists stretching from America to France. Closer to home, he features on a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, released in early 2012, and most recently Ty recorded a track with former Radio 1 DJ and producer Kissy Sell Out.
2013 saw Ty, who is also known for his spoken word work, invited to perform and host workshops for the British Council, which culminated in the conclusion of a 35 year halt on international performers in the Sudanese town of Port Sudan.
THIS Saturday is Urban Arts Day. You will be able to come and talk to some of Guernsey’s most talented urban artists, dancers and sports people and you will be able to help create some amazing artwork, show us your best dance moves or shoot some hoops! This event is FREE, at Market Terrace outside HMV) 11am-4pm, see you there!
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