These songs were sent in from an old friend, and after we listened to the track, I might have to agree with the bio below. He might be Naija best kept secret. Check out Ty Coon’s bio below and the tracks “Number One,” & “Blaze”
Born Abia Essien in the internationally renowned centre of excellence, Ty Coon developed an amazing liken to the largely evolving hip hop and rap culture of the late nineties. His love for music began at a very tender age at which state he decided to begin piano and guitar lessons as a means to familiarize himself with basic musical theory. However, having realized that his passion in-habituated in front of a mic rather than behind a musical note, 12 year old Ty Coon decided to pen down his first dose of rhymes and since then has not given a thought to looking back. While in high school, he organized and competed in one rap battle after the other losing to no one other than the man in the mirror. He established a reputation as the main rapper on campus and honed his skills at any chance he got. Over the years Ty Coon has been able to develop and concoct a rap style similar to none other. His deeply thought out lyrics and smoothly flowing rhymes have drawn acclamation from everybody opportune to listen to him. A master freestyle artist and dedicated story teller, this highly philosophical musician draws inspiration from personal experiences, general life happenings and basically anything that he comes in contact with.
While in university, Ty Coon amassed a fan base comprised of an eclectic set of listeners. An entertaining performer, he has rocked the stage together with some of Nigeria’s most respected talent, including mister incredible himself, M.I, Sauce Kid, Ikechuckwu and also Banky W. He was also a regular performer on campus at various events and has also shared his talents with club crowds in Abuja.
Regarded as ‘Naija’s best kept secret’ by most, Ty Coon is ready to let the world hear his voice and has decided to bring along a young and upcoming record label along with him known as Drumline Entertainment (firstname.lastname@example.org), to grow together with the label and prove himself to the world as just not another rapper but a musician with a story to tell. The African rap scene has long awaited the coming of a world class M.C…the wait is finally over, ladies and gentlemen we present to you ‘Ty Coon’….Ehhhh!!!!!.
*** Number One feat. Dazie***
*** Blaze feat. LDP***