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Here at Backseat Mafia we were upset when we heard that London rapper Ty had died, a man we had written about quite a bit on the site, and interviewed as well. So we were delighted to receive the news that there is a new permanent Brixton mural pay homage to himafter he passed away …

Ty, the acclaimed, mercury-nominated UK hip-hop artists has died aged 47, his press team have confirmed. News came last month that he was hospitalised with Covid-19, shortly after followed by more news he was in a medically induced coma, but the signs had been more positive recently with a move out on intensive care in …

Out on March 2nd 2018 via the increasingly important Jazz:Refreshed label is the fifth album from UK hip-hop royalty Ty. With his usual subtlety and humour Ty tackles subject matter ranging from Brixton, depression, poverty, racism, family, hip hop and the creative process, to philosophical musings on life and even imagined film soundtracks over the …

New year, new music from Ty. And it’s something we’re looking forward to a lot, following parts 1 & 2 of the London rappers ‘Kick Snare and an Idea’ series. It’s been heightened further by the inclusion of a remix from the NYC DJ and producer DJ Spinna. Out on 20th January on Tru Thoughts, …

So today was September. and here in Sheffield, it was like they switched off the Summer and switched on the Autumn. As i ventured out this morning, I had to wander straight back inside to get a jumper, and, however much I tried to stay out in the garden this afternoon, the wind blowing in …

We like Ty here on Backseat Mafia. We loved A kick snare and an idea part.1, and he was an entertaining and engaging subject when we interviewed him earlier in the year. Now, just out, is part two. For those people who have passed him by, the important information you need to know is that …

One of the best releases we have heard this year on Backseat Mafia came from UK Rapper, Ty and his Kick and a Snare EP. Born Ben Chijioke, he was born and still lives in London. More importantly, he has been at the forefront of UK Hip-Hop for over ten years, starting with his album …

I didn’t come from the slums, in fact there’s very little about me that is even remotely ‘urban’. When I was at school we had to do this tracing your family tree thing. There were others in my class where there parents had been involved in exciting jobs, like in the army or merchant navy, …