Article by: Justyn Brodsky
Hailing from the West Side of Baltimore, Ty Ill is a young aspiring Rapper currently honing his craft and coming into his own style and signature sound, and so far is hitting the ground running.
With anchor influences like Nas, Biggie, 2Pac, and Jay-Z, Ty started out by performing at his local open mics, opening him up to the scene and garnering a presence in his stomping grounds. It was then that he realized that music and performing had a major impact on his life and decided to expand his horizons by writing his own material.
At age 17, he wrote his debut album Hard Living that ended up being self-produced with a childhood friend, Badinfo at Spitters Club Studio, which is run by Shaka Pitts, who currently owns Pitt Fights Battle League.
Ty Ill’s first professional studio effort was in Junior High among himself and a few classmates, when one of their teachers who owns a studio caught wind of their rhyming skills and offered Ty and his friends some free studio time. This experience set a fire under Ty Ill, and his determination set in even more.
Currently, Ty is in the process of dropping his first single “Hip Hop” (featuring Don Trunk) which is being produced by 440Tuned at Dream 1st Studio. There will be another single dropping soon after, being distributed through Tidal, ITunes, Spotify, and other streaming platforms.
With his eyes on the prize and mind determined to shine, it won’t be long til Ty Ill will be in the spotlight. In the meantime, keep your eyes open for his single “Hip Hop” dropping next Monday, May 30th. An EP is slated for release in 2017.
Connect with Ty Ill:
- Twitter: @_TyiLL
- Instagram: @_tyill