The Hip-Hop community, the music industry, the world has lost a hero, a champion, an artist, a living masterpiece. The beautiful brother Ty left the world heavy-hearted yesterday as we received the shocking news that he had passed.
Not only was he a skilled rapper, who has paved the way for so many especially in the UK Hip-Hop scene, but he was the special human that was able to walk into a room and make everyone feel loved and safe. His humour, larger than life personality and care for the community meant he was able to touch so many people in different ways. He shone through the UK Golden era of Hip-Hop, but still managed to remain consistent and current throughout his musical career. Ty inspired generations to come, he ‘passed the torch’ to so many young artists who needed the platform, the support and the backing — Ty gave them their space to shine.
Last year, along with Rodney P and Black Twang, Ty returned to the tour life in a big way with the ‘Kingdem Tour’, the one thing I took from that tour… I can watch this man over and over again. Timeless, Ty worked endlessly to put UK Hip-Hop on the map, despite not receiving the recognition from the mainstream media that he deserved. He spoke for us, he never gave up for us, and he has left us with the most beautiful legacy.
Rest easy Ty, we love you brother, and we thank you for everything you have done, you will live on through your music, our very own ‘Work Of Heart’.
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