The vibes on this new mixtape by London legend Ty are intense to say the least. You can picture yourself at an open mic night in an upstairs dimly lit bar in Brixton listening to the man speak effortlessly spoken words over warm string plucks and soothing bass (that might have happened actually – big up the homie MC Prankster). Soul nourishing stuff, perfect from Monday thru Sunday listening. Enjoy.

01 Skit – Intro
02 Break The Lock – TY
03 Dont Watch That – TY
04 Worldwide – Funky DL (ft TY) Hot Mix
05 Down For The Count – Reflection Eternal (ft TY & Blak Twang) UK version
06 Skit (Ghetto Yout)
07 Hey There – 2000 Black aka Dego & Kaidi Tatham (ft TY)
08 Skit (Space Monkey)
09 Phantom Of The Opera – TY (ft Anthony Mills)
10 Me – TY (ft Erik Rico)
11 Pick It Up – Nathan Haines (ft TY) Submariner remix
12 Dont Push Me – Tettory Bad (ft TY)
13 Groovement – TY
14 Emotions – TY (ft Sarina Leah & Shaun Escoffery) Album version
15 Heart Full Of You – Robert Mitchell (ft TY & Deborah Jordan)
16 Keep On – Bone Idols (ft TY & Aphletik)
17 Woman To Man – Tony Allen (ft TY)
18 Can’t Help Myself – The Bamboo’s (ft TY)
19 Legacy – Zion I (ft TY & Jennifer Johns)
20 When Robots Go To War – TY (ft Motet) Daz I Kue remix
21 Wait A Minute – TY (Dwele remix)
22 Emotions – TY (Waajeed remix)
23 Style & Pattern – John Arnold (ft TY)
24 The Way We Like It – Natalie Williams (ft TY & Eska)
25 The Idea – TY (ft De La Soul’s Pos & Dave)
26 Outro


The album, “Special Kind of Fool” is set for release on 19th April 2010. “Special Kind of Fool” is Ty’s story. The tale of an artist who after ten years, three critically acclaimed albums (Awkward 2001, Upwards 2003, Closer 2006), collaborations with the likes of Tony Allen, De La Soul, Damon Albarn and Estelle, a Mercury nomination amongst other accolades, and a worldwide army of fans, has always followed his heart.