UK Hip-Hop Legend Ty Dies Aged 47 After Contracting Coronavirus

UK Hip-Hop Legend Ty Dies Aged 47 After Contracting Coronavirus

Complex - Music·2020-05-08 19:43

The British hip-hop veteran Ty—best known for his 2004-released, Mercury Prize-nominated album Upward—has died at the age of 47 after contracting coronavirus.

Born in London to Nigerian parents, the rapper born Ben Chijoke released his debut LP, Awkward, in 2001, which showcased a super British take on American-styled boom-bap. Most impressively, Ty was highly revered for his storytelling, with early tracks like "Oh You Want More" earning him a loyal following.

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