ASAP TyY

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A$AP TyY
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A$AP TyY on the set of his music video for, "Like Me", featuring Korean hip-hop stars; BewhY and C Jamm.
Background information
Birth nameTyrone S Walker
Born (1990-05-21) May 21, 1990 (age 29)
Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • fashion designer
  • record producer
Associated acts
Websitewww.asaptyy.com

Tyrone Walker (born May 21, 1990), known by his stage name ASAP TyY (stylized as A$AP TyY), is an American rapper from the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. He is a member of the Harlem, New York based hip hop collective A$AP Mob (including, most notably, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg), from which he adopted his "A$AP" moniker.

TyY's singles "O Well" and "Chamber Lock" feat. A$AP Yams" in 2015, as well as "Remain the Same" in 2016, were the first to be featured on major blogs and publications. His features on hip hop websites such as HotNewHipHop and Complex would serve as a precursor for TyY before releasing his debut mixtape, "BEST KEPT SECRET" in April 2016. After the release of the 19-track mixtape, TyY went on to release four more singles.- His most popular song was titled "Trump", a track aimed at the would-be President of the United States would draw ire from Trump supporters and praise from the President's detractors.[2] In early 2017, TyY had his first headline tour, performing throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.[3]

In addition to music, TyY has also taken part in fashion, art, and street culture. An avid dirt bike fan, TyY popularized the Bike Life subculture of New York City.[4][5] Utilizing his platform as a rapper and rider, TyY would release his first ever art exhibit in 2014, as well as 2 signature ski-goggles, for which he partnered with the Brooklyn-based designer, KidSuper.[6]

Musical career[edit]

2012–2014: Beginnings & A$AP Mob[edit]

By early 2012, TyY had garnered recognition as a biker on the streets of Harlem.[7] Utilizing his newfound platform, TyY would release his first track, a collaboration between himself and Young Money Yawn entitled "Comme Des Fawk Down.", in early 2014.[8]

2015–2016: Best Kept Secret[edit]

Though he had created a following for himself prior to becoming a rapper, it was not until 2015 when TyY's rapping career truly began. In early 2015, TyY released the track "Chamber Lock" , which included an intro from his friend, deceased A$AP Mob founder, A$AP Yams.[9] After "Chamber Lock" , TyY went on to create his next single, "O Well" on June 2, 2015,[10] before dropping "Remain the Same" in February 2016.[11] All three tracks would appear on TyY's debut mixtape, "BEST KEPT SECRET", which dropped on April 13, 2016.[12]

A$AP TyY performing during his headline European tour at The Old Blue Last in London, UK.

2016–Present: European Tour[edit]

After the premiere of his debut mixtape, TyY would release three singles; "Bust It Open" on September 21,[13] "Trump" on November 7,[14] and the collaboration between himself & BewhY, "Like Me" on December 28.[15] In early 2017, capitalizing on the success of his most recent projects, TyY would embark on his first headline tour; a 5-day, 3 country, tour taking place in Paris, Amsterdam, and London.<ref/3>

Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy[edit]

On August 25, 2017, ASAP Mob released its second studio album, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy. The album was released by ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records.[16]

TyY would be featured on the 8th track, titled "Get the Bag." The track also featured ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, ASAP Ant, ASAP Nast, Playboi Carti and Smooky Margielaa.[16]

Troubles of the World[edit]

On April 19, 2018 TyY released his first mixtape/album, Troubles of The World.[17] The songs featured OG Maco, Lamont Sincere, A$AP Ant and Macca Wiles.[18]

Non-Music Ventures[edit]

Fashion[edit]

On December 16, 2016, TyY partnered with Brooklyn-based designer, KidSuper, to create a pair of dual-branded ski-goggles; with the ASAP Mob and KidSuper logos being featured on each side of the piece. The goggles were inspired by Bike Life's signature look of wearing them while riding his ATV through the streets of New York City.[6]

In the Summer of 2017, TyY would launch multiple collections with a variety of brands. Most notably, during Paris Fashion Week, TyY partnered with Milan-based designer, Guntas.[19] The line was a marquee feature of Guntas' Spring 2018 collection.[20]

Bike Life[edit]

TyY is known for popularizing and leading the subculture of Bike Life, a Harlem counter-culture known for their love of ATV's, Dirt Bikes, and riding them on the streets of New York.[4] The NYPD has expressed disapproval, as the vehicles are not street legal.[5] The group still continues to ride to this day.[7]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
"BEST KEPT SECRET"
"TROUBLES OF THE WORLD"
"PROJECT ROCKSTAR"

Singles[edit]

Title Date Released Album
"Chamber Lock" feat. ASAP Yams February 2, 2015 [9] "BEST KEPT SECRET"
"OWell" June 2, 2015 [10] "BEST KEPT SECRET"
"Remain the Same" February 2, 2016 [11] "BEST KEPT SECRET"
"Bust It Open" September 21, 2016 [13] N/a
"Trump" November 7, 2016 [14] N/a
"Like Me" feat. BewhY & C Jamm December 28, 2016 [15] N/a
"Hit The Top" February 28, 2018 "TROUBLES OF THE WORLD"

Guest appearance[edit]

Title Date Released Album
Lamont Sincere "Surrounded By Girls" feat. A$AP TyY May 23, 2017 [21] N/a
"Get The Bag" feat. ASAP Rocky, Smooky MarGielaa, Playboi Carti, ASAP Ferg, ASAP TyY, ASAP Nast & ASAP Ant August 25, 2017 "Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy"

Music Videos[edit]

Track Date Released Director
"Chamber Lock" feat. ASAP Yams February 26, 2015 Elmino DaGreat
"Remain the Same" May 5, 2015 Hyper View Films
"OWell" November 1, 2015 Axiöm
"New York State of Mind" August 10, 2016 Antoine Duchamp
"Loose Change" October 26, 2016 A$AP TyY
"Tonite" January 11, 2017 Royal Rel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Project 56. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ C.M., Emmanuel. "A$AP TyY Has a Strong Message for Trump". XXL Mag. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-02-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b Joseph, Delenda (June 23, 2017). "A$AP TyY Is Harlem's Own Evel Knievel". Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b Chung, Jen. "Some Illegal Dirt Bike Riders Want The City To Give Them A Park To Ride In". Gothamist. Gothamist LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b Lee, Nicolaus. "KidSuper and A$AP Mob Come Together for a Ski Goggle Range". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b Markovich, Tony. "Interview: A$AP Ty Y Talks the "Bike Life," the Dangers of Riding, and His Involvement With the A$AP Mob". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  8. ^ Lilah, Rose. "A$AP Mob's TyY gets Virginia's Young Money Yawn for a feature on his new leak "Comme Des Fawk Down."". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  9. ^ a b "A$AP TyY Gets Reflective On 'Chamber Lock' Featuring A$AP Yams". VIBE. SpinMedia. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  10. ^ a b Frydenlund, Zach. "Premiere: Listen to A$AP TyY's "OWell"". Complex. Complex. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  11. ^ a b Lowe, Carver. "A$AP TyY comes through with a raw track". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  12. ^ Goddard, Kevin. "A$AP TyY - Best Kept Secret [New Mixtape]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  13. ^ a b Ortiz, Edwin. "Premiere: A$AP TyY Takes It to the Club With New Song "Bust It Open"". Complex. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  14. ^ a b Ortiz, Edwin. "Premiere: ASAP TyY Takes Aim at "Trump" on New Song". Complex. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  15. ^ a b Domingo, Tutu. "New Music: A$AP TyY – Like Me ft. BeWhy & Cjamm". ASAP Mob. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy by A$AP Mob on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  17. ^ "Troubles of The World". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  18. ^ "Stream ASAP Tyy's "Troubles Of The World" Project". HotNewHipHop. 2017-09-03. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  19. ^ Balster, Trisha (June 8, 2017). "GUNTAS AND A$AP TyY TEAM UP FOR NEW CAPSULE COLLECTION". Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  20. ^ Foreman, Katya (June 23, 2017). "Guntas Men's Spring 2018". Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  21. ^ Mitchell, Tracy (2017-06-21). "New Music: Lamont Sincere Drops "Surrounded By Girls" (Feat. A$AP TyY)". RESPECT. Retrieved 2017-06-21.