Tag: Ty

A year of lockdown music

Dave Randall looks back at his Blog Albums of the Week, tracing sadness, rage and creativity During this year’s lockdowns I had the pleasure of...

New art will celebrate Ty’s legacy

Nigerian–British hip hop legend Ty – the unofficial Mayor of Brixton – who passed this year due to complications related to Covid-19, will be...

New Brixton mural honours Ty

A new permanent Brixton mural paying homage to UK hip-hop artist Ty, who passed away in May due to complications related to Covid-19, was revealed today...

Album of the week: A Work Of Heart by...

Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … https://youtu.be/DvH6SGAxhF8 I, like so many others, was...

Ty: Friend and mentor to Brixton’s creative community

We are deeply saddened to hear that 47-year-old Brixton hip-hop pioneer Ben Chijioke, AKA Ty, died on Thursday from pneumonia having contracted Covid-19. He was a...

INTERVIEW: Hip hop pioneer Ty on jazz, grime and Brixton gentrification

Where better to meet one of Brixton’s true hip-hop pioneers than Pure Vinyl Records on Ferndale Road. Or so I thought, until I discovered...

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