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Ty memorial unveiled

Brixton mural commemorates late rapper

2020 Aug 18     
2 Bit Thugs

Ty died of coronavirus-related pneumonia in May, aged just 47

The late UK rap legend Ty (real name Benedict Chijioke) has been commemorated with a mural in Brixton, the area of London in which he grew up.

The mural was commissioned by the Pass The Torch Music Foundation, a new charity set up to help independent black musicians via annual bursaries in Ty's name, with support from The Brixton Project and Jazz re:freshed, the contemporary jazz label that released Ty's fifth and sadly final album A Work Of Heart in 2018.

The mural replicates a picture of Ty taken by award-winning photographer Benji Read, and was unveiled yesterday, on what would have been Ty's 48th birthday.





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