Ty-Rex is a Canadian artist from Toronto/Hamilton, Canada. The new age lyricist details his struggle and experience through the various energies that music can provide. Witness his journey and go along for the ride. Ty-rex does it all in memory of his late great childhood friend Chrisist.
“Bold Face” presents an impressive balance between intensity and calm. A dramatic beat keeps a mellow rhythm, Ty-Rex’ rap delivery and lyricism offer an interesting sense of character, and a story-line that’s genuinely refreshing. Ty-Rex captivates right the way through. He does so without volume or gimmicks, just with the strength of his own bars and the unique quality of his voice. Structurally speaking, the back and forth between the verses and the hook works perfectly. “Bold Face” emerges with weight and originality, but still it provides this easy-going groove that feels unexpectedly uplifting and even motivational. You get a sense that Ty-Rex follows his own rules entirely, but does so with skill and consideration. These bars are thoughtful, clever, honest and reflective and the music meets the needs of this conceptual depth brilliantly. “Bold Face” is a superb track, an easy personal highlight for 2019.
Listen to “Bold Face” here and keep reading for more with Ty-Rex.
Hey Ty-Rex! How long have you been making music?
Hey Buzz! I’ve been making music for longer than I can even remember... my dads a DJ, so I was always around music, Lil Bow Wow was my hero as a kid, and I remember wanting to be an artist since watching Disney musicals, Cheetah Girls (pause), and 8 Mile.
Can you dive into the lyrics of “Bold Face” and give us more details on what the inspiration of this single is?
The inspiration of this single is pretty straight forward, I open the song saying “Sometimes it’s hard to be vulnerable as a man, so imma let the pen bleed on the paper, and document my pain”.This record is just my pain put into words, family things that are personal, things that I haven’t said to my parents to their face, and I don’t know if they will ever even hear this record, but if they do, I hope it’s at the right time and place and hopefully they don’t misinterpret it because all though it’s from a place of pain, it’s also from a place of honesty and LOVE.
Whats the mainstream hip-hop scene like in your hometown? What sets you apart?
The mainstream hip hop scene in my hometown is growing at a rapid rate, everyone seems to be stepping up their quality and new artists are emerging everyday. I feel like inner city politics stops us from collaborating more, if we did we can make it a lot farther. Also, lots of artists don’t want to collab because they think they’re too good to collab locally but they need to understand that whether someone has 1000 views or 5000 views, were still in the same realm and were both still a hit single away from changing our lives. The race is for the long haul, it’s not about who makes it first, as long as we can make it together.
What sets me apart from the other talent in my city, is, I believe that im one of the few artists left with a traditional rap style, in terms of hardcore lyricism from the old school that can still merge well with the new school. I’m some what of an anomaly because not many people can do both. I’m definitely a punchline/motivation rapper but I love to be versatile with my styles so I can’t be boxed in.
Where is the best setting to listen to your songs, and what do you hope people take away from them?
Depends on the song. The best setting to listen to my music completely depends on the song because different songs are for different vibes and different moods. I may have a song to help u grieve and reflect on losing a love one, another one may be about the love of your life, and the next one can be about shooting 20 niggas, & robbing 20 banks with a bunch of metaphorical out of this world punchlines with no real subject matter but it still rocks.
What are your main aspirations as an artist going forward?
I don’t aspire to be the biggest pop star hit maker in the world. I do believe in this climate I can have my own pocket, so if I capture a niche audience who I know I can connect with on a different level, I believe I can create a cult fan base, and change peoples lives one day at a time through my art. I obviously wanna be rich and famous to a degree like everyone else, but my main objective is impact, I’d love to go down as one of the greatest to ever do this.
What other projects are you working on through the end of 2019?
I just released my project “Jurassic Park EP” on September 11th, 2019. I’ve been getting great feedback on it and my focus is to push that project through the end of the year. For my roll out, I put out a single a week for 4 weeks up until the release of the 5 track EP, then I put out a freestyle to Dreamville’s “Down Bad” a day before the projects release. It’s a smooth, easy 15 min listen, and I focused on making great records instead of strictly showing off my rapping ability. I make music at a high volume and I plan to release at a high volume. I may put out a few singles by the end of the year but as of right now I’m focused on pushing Jurassic Park EP, and gaining more exposure while working on my next project, “Carnivore Season Vol. 2” most likely coming in 2020.
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