Ty

Real Name:
Benedict Chijioke
Profile:
British rapper, producer, and spoken word artist.

Born: 17 August 1972 in London, England, UK.
Died: 7 May 2020 in London, England, UK (aged 47).

London born of Nigerian descent, Chijioke gaining notoriety on the London underground hip hop scene, and signed to label Big Dada in 2001.

His album "Upwards" (2003) earned a Mercury Music Prize nomination. While he later signed to label Tru Thoughts in January 2013.

He sadly died due to pneumonia, after intensive treatment for COVID-19, during the 2020-2021 coronavirus pandemic.
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Albums

BDCD026 Awkward — Ty Ty Awkward (Album) Big Dada Recordings BDCD026 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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BDCD057, none Upwards — Ty Ty Upwards (Album) Big Dada Recordings BDCD057, none Canada 2003 Sell This Version
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none A Little Bit Higher (An Ty A Little Bit Higher (An "Upwards" Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Big Dada Recordings none UK 2003 Sell This Version
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BD098 Closer — Ty Ty Closer (Album) Big Dada Recordings BD098 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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NLSCD008 Hip Hop Selections (Edits, Instrumentals & Exclusives) — Ty Ty Hip Hop Selections (Edits, Instrumentals & Exclusives)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Ninja Tune Licensing Sampler, Big Dada Recordings NLSCD008 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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BBE132 Special Kind Of Fool — Ty Ty Special Kind Of Fool (Album) BBE BBE132 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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none A Work Of Heart — Ty Ty A Work Of Heart (Album) Jazz Re:freshed none UK 2018 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

12UTM001 Worldwide — Ty Funky DL Featuring Ty Funky DL Featuring Ty - Worldwide (Single, EP) Utmost Records 12UTM001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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W0002 I.A.A.D. — Ty Ty & Shortee Blitz Ty & Shortee Blitz - I.A.A.D. (Single) Wayward Records (2) W0002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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BD023 Break The Lock — Ty Ty Break The Lock (Single, Maxi) Big Dada Recordings BD023 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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BD025 The Nonsense — Ty Ty The Nonsense (Maxi) Big Dada Recordings BD025 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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12 WILD 39 PX Bring It On To My Love (Rishi Rich Mixes) — Ty Denada* Featuring Ty Denada* Featuring Ty - Bring It On To My Love (Rishi Rich Mixes)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Wildstar Records, Telstar 12 WILD 39 PX UK 2001 Sell This Version
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CC CDS 4002 I Am Somebody — Ty Mojo & He-Man Feat. Ty Mojo & He-Man Feat. Ty - I Am Somebody(CDr, Single) City Connections CC CDS 4002 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
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comet cd021 Every Season — Ty Tony Allen Feat. Damon Albarn & Ty Tony Allen Feat. Damon Albarn & Ty - Every Season (Single) Comet Records comet cd021 France 2002 Sell This Version
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SC 001 Movin — Ty Hysterie Feat. TY Hysterie Feat. TY - Movin(12") Starclub Records SC 001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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BD056 Groovement / Ha Ha — Ty Ty Groovement / Ha Ha Big Dada Recordings BD056 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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BD058X Wait A Minute — Ty Ty Wait A Minute (Single) Big Dada Recordings BD058X UK 2003 Sell This Version
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BD049 We Don't Care — Ty Ty We Don't Care(12") Big Dada Recordings BD049 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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OAO 007 OnAndOn Part 2 — Ty Hocus Pocus (4) Feat. Ty Hocus Pocus (4) Feat. Ty - OnAndOn Part 2(12") Onandon Records OAO 007 France 2004 Sell This Version
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BDCDS066, none Oh U Want More? — Ty Ty Oh U Want More? (Maxi) Big Dada Recordings, Ty Music BDCDS066, none UK 2004 Sell This Version
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BD074P Look 4 Me — Ty Ty Look 4 Me (Single) Big Dada Recordings BD074P UK 2004 Sell This Version
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FOR 2065 1 Soulsonic (Are You Ready) — Ty DJ Friction (2) Featuring Ty DJ Friction (2) Featuring Ty - Soulsonic (Are You Ready) (Single) Four Music FOR 2065 1 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
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986 660-9 Roll With The Punches — Ty Waxolutionists Ft. Ty Waxolutionists Ft. Ty - Roll With The Punches(12") Universal Music Austria 986 660-9 Austria 2004 Sell This Version
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WWEXCL3 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives 3 — Ty Ty / Eric Roberson Ty / Eric Roberson - Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives 3(10", Promo) Talkin' Loud WWEXCL3 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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UR12175 Style And Pattern (Nuff Version) — Ty John Arnold Featuring Ty John Arnold Featuring Ty - Style And Pattern (Nuff Version)(12") Ubiquity UR12175 US 2005 Sell This Version

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GBeats

GBeats

July 28, 2020
Here === Acclaimed U.K. hip-hop star Ben “Ty” Chijioke has died at the age of 47 after a battle with COVID-19 coronavirus. The Guardian reported the news, saying the rapper’s death had been confirmed by his representatives. Chijioke contracted the virus in March and was admitted to the hospital, but his condition had been improving in mid-April and he was moved out of intensive care.

According to a fundraising page set up for the rapper after his hospitalization, he was “admitted into the hospital with medical complications related to Covid-19. Shortly after, he was put in a medically induced coma to temporarily sedate to help his body receive the appropriate treatment.” He was moved out of intensive care in mid-April after his condition improved and the fundraising page was shut down on April 19. The final post on the page on April 19 reads:

Hey guys. Just to update you that TY is now out of the intensive care unit and is on a normal ward. He is doing much better. Super excited. I closed the page a few days ago but several people contacted me because they wanted to donate so I opened it again for a few days. We have officially closed it now. Thank you guys.
cambs04

cambs04

May 8, 2020
It is with both reluctance and a heavy heart that I leave this post after hearing the harrowing news of the untimely passing of this great UK hiphop pioneer / artist.
May you forever rest In peace my brother and my sincere condolences go out to all your close loved ones and friends.
humanagainchris

humanagainchris

May 7, 2020
Absolutely devastating news. A pioneer and a friend. Rest in power brother.

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