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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.