Ty- Closer

September 16th, 2006

Ty has nailed it again and come up with an extremely enjoyable album which is a great follow up to the critically acclaimed previous LP ‘Upward’. There’s a variety of musical moods, from the guitar jabs of ‘Don’t Watch That’ and the dancehall flavours of ‘Everybody’, to the breaks driven ‘The Idea’ featuring De La Soul and the pacey drums of ‘What We Do’.

Bahamadia and Zion I feature on ‘Oh!’ which offers a deep synthy bass and head nodding beats. ‘Sophisticated And Coarse’ featuring the UK’s Eska has a really bouncy feel to it whilst ‘Hustle (That’s Why We)’ with Rich Medina concludes the outing on a reflective and laid back tip.

It’s really refreshing to hear such high quality production which doesn’t sound too overly cooked. Ty’s vocals are chilled out whilst his lyrics are at times humorous and others politically orientated. Keeping to his own agenda, the album stands as unique in the context of the domestic hiphop scene, and for that, is refreshing and well worth rotation.