Ben Chijioke (born August 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Ty, is a British hip hop musician. He has released three albums on Big Dada. He has collaborated with musicians such as Shortee Blitz, Drew Horley, and Tony Allen.
Life and career
Ty was born in London, his parents having moved from Nigeria to the UK.
In the mid 1990s, Ty was involved in the Ghetto Grammar organization. His first album, Awkward, was released on Big Dada in 2001.
Ty's second album, Upwards, was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2004. His third album, Closer, was released in 2006. It featured guest appearances from De La Soul, Speech, Bahamadia, and Zion I, among others.