Ty - A Work Of HeartJazz Re:freshed
Brixton's own veteran rapper Ty returns with his fifth LP entitled "A Work Of Heart". Ty's effortless wordplay is on full display as he weaves through a number of personal topics. In addition he's enlisted some of his ultra talented friends to spread his message. On "Brixton Baby" featuring vocalist and fellow Brixton resident Mpho he pays homage to his hometown. The track strikes a resemblance to the Roy Ayers classic "We Live In Brooklyn". On "Somehow Somewhere Someway" Ty is joined by the legendary Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets to address some of the injustices within our communities. "Eyes Open" featuring Rootz & Deborah Jordan is another thought provoking track about interpreting fact from fiction from the news we receive. "World Of Flaws" featuring underrated rapper John Robinson speaks to our imperfections and how we judge each other. Ty seamlessly delivers his razor sharp bars on top of head nodding beats and live instrumentation. As he states on "Somehow Somewhere Someday", "You won't hear an empty song from me". As you listen with pure satisfaction there's no doubt about that.
Reg Dancy, 03/18