London rapper Ty, known for his Mercury-nominated LP ‘Upwards’ as well as collaborations aplenty with the likes of blog-favourite Eska, has just been announced as indie label Tru Thoughts’ new signing.

Ty (real name Ben Chijoke) has been absent from the airwaves for a while now; his last release ‘Special Kind of Fool’ was released way back in 2010! As an artist who I’ve been following for many years now (and had the pleasure of seeing live at Jazz Cafe many times), it’s great to hear he’s coming back. His new EP ‘A Kick Snare and An Idea’ is due out in April. Check out one of the tracks ‘Like You Never’ below: