Ben Chijioke

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17, 1972
London, England
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17, 1972 (age 46)
London, England


British rapper known by the mononym Ty. He gained fame for his albums Upwards and Closer as well as his collaborations and guest appearances with a wide variety of artists.

Before Fame

He grew up performing spoken word, plying his craft with Ghetto Grammar. His first album, Awkward, came out in 2001.


Upwards was nominated for a Mercury Award and he's also made appearances on MTV and Channel U.

Family Life

He grew up in London, born to Nigerian immigrants.

Associated With

He collaborated with Maseo, Dave, and Posdnuos of De La Soul on his third album.

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