I was very saddened to learn of the death yesterday of UK rapper Ty, a very skilled lyricist who made some truly creative music. I first met Ty when he came in with Shortee Blitz to my Galaxy Radio show in 1997, and he later contributed a couple of exclusive freestyles for my mixtapes.
According to reports his actual cause of death was pneumonia, but naturally he’s being chalked up as yet another ‘Covid’ victim.
Here’s Ty alongside fellow rappers Breis and Cyrus, (nicknamed ‘The Virus,’ with morbid irony,) dropping a freestyle session for my ‘Blaze’ mixtape in 1999.
Peaceful journey, brother.