Tuesday 9 April 2013, 10:53 | By

Approved: Ty

CMU Approved


Ty, aka South London rapper Ben Chijioke, signed to Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts earlier in the year, after previous outings on BBE and Big Dada. This week he returns with a new EP, ‘Kick Snare And An Idea Part 1’.

Ty has always has great backdrops to his tracks – chock full of funk and soul – so much so the instrumentals excel in their own right. But these are tastily glazed with Ty toasting on top – his lyrics are thoughtful and make you think, as he passes a slightly acerbic social commentary through his music.

On the EP’s lead track ‘Like You Never’ Ty assesses the state of the music industry, and his position within it. Check out the video here:


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