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TY - A Work Of Heart (CD)

Catalog Number: JRF0013CD

Label: Jazz re:freshed

Format: CD

Artist: TY

Release Type: Album

Genre: Hip Hop / Beats, Recommendations, Funk / Soul / Jazz / Disco,

Availability: In stock


TY - A Work Of Heart (CD)

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For his 5th release, rap afficianado Ty takes us on a journey of works from his heart. He tackles subjects like his childhood neighbourhood Brixton and works through issues over the course of the album of poverty, depression, racism, family, hiphop and the creative process through to philosophical musings on life and even imagined film soundtracks. The album, entitled 'A Work Of Heart' is produced and predominantly written by Ty. The sounds are a mixture of crisp, bouncy production, live instrumentation and vivid and entertaining lyrics. Featured guests include Tall Black Guy, Wayne Francis (United Vibrations) and the legendary Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets. Of the album the artist says "This is my life work, it's how I feel...I want to upgrade the view of hiphop." This jazz-infused hiphop album is simultaneously uplifiting and thought-provoking.

So far this year this album has received airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC 1Xtra as well as BaseFM in New Zealand, Njoy in Germany, NOVA in France . It has been supported by DJs including Tom Robinson (interview), Trevor Nelson, Gilles Peterson, Mistajam and Don Letts. Telerama in France gave the album 3/3 and a number of local radio stations - Radio Campus Besancon, Radio Campus Lorraine, Surf FM, Radio Active, Radio Fajet, REC, Radio Campus Angers, La Boucle, Radio Declic - in the same territory have playlisted tracks or the whole album. In Germany, tracks have been playlisted by numerous radio stations including NDR Info, NDR Blue, Bremen 2, RBB Kulturradio, Cosmo, BDR Zundfunk, Eins Live, Orange, Kanal K, Okerwelle, Leinehertz and Radio X. Support grows in the UK from Mi Soul, addition to the BBC 6 Music B-List

1 WorKINGtro
2 Eyes Open (feat. Rootz & Deborah Jordan)
3 Somehow Somewhere Someway (feat. Umar Bin Hassan)
4 Brixton Baby (feat. Mpho)
5 Work of Heart
6 Marathon (feat. Ladonna Harley-Peters)
7 No Place to Run (feat. Julie Dexter & Jason Yarde)
8 You Gave Me (feat. Lasharvu)
9 Harpers Revenge! (feat. Phillip Harper & Wayne Francis)
10 Folks Say People Say
11 World of Flaws (feat. John Robinson)
12 Raindrops
13 The Raspberry (feat. N'fa Jones & Remi)
14 As the Smoke Clears (feat. Randolph Matthews & Malik MD7)

Additional Information

Artist TY
Label Jazz re:freshed
Format CD
Back to date No

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