As quiet as it’s kept, the state of Mississippi is responsible for producing some of the most
influential entertainers in American popular culture. Multi-platinum rapper/ label CEO Rick
Ross, the late Nate Dogg, superstar singer/ actress Brandy and her equally talented brother Ray
J were all born in the Crooked Letter State.
Well on his way to adding his name to that list of trendsetting gatekeepers from the ‘Sip is
rapidly emerging, multi-talented singer/songwriter/ rap sensation Ty Lindsey. Showcasing a
seductive sound seeped in smooth R&B mixed with a rugged hip-hop delivery, he has quickly
made a name for himself with his steamy debut single “High Notes.”
And although he already has fans star struck by his melodic vibes, the best is yet to come. With
the upcoming release of his L-Town Records debut album Spirit set to drop in 2022, the world
will soon know who Ty Lindsey is.
“I don’t make music for anybody but myself, and I’m as solid as they come,” Ty demands. “If
you can relate to my music and you can relate to anything that I deal with, that makes you a solid
individual. If you relate, I appreciate you. My music is really just life.”
Born Howard Tyrail Lindsey, III in Collins, Miss., Ty has been in love with music since the age
of 10, when his best friend showed him the voice recorder on a computer. He was instantly
intrigued with the way the small microphone could record his voice. Little did he know, it would
forever change his life.
“We used to play together every day. One day, he was like ‘come to the crib. I got something to
show you,’” Ty details. “He had the old desktop speakers with the microphone. Once I rapped
through it, I been hooked ever since.
He continues, “It wasn’t until last year that he told me that he always knew I had a passion for
music because everywhere we’d go or anything we’d do, I’d start rapping or singing. He noticed
it more than I did.”
From that very first time on the computer program, Ty began to build on his knowledge of
making music. Over the years, he graduated to better programs, learned to produce beats and
taught himself to engineer.
He wrote his first song at age 13, the same age that his father took him to his first professional
studio to record. By the time he was 16, he had begun to master his craft. “That’s when it got
real,” Ty reveals. “When I played my music for people, they couldn’t believe it was me. They
kept telling me to rewind because I blew them away…Music became more than just a hobby; it
became my passion.”
To cultivate his passion, Ty made his own homemade mixtapes and distributed them hand to
hand all over town. He gained more attention uploading his music online, set stages on fire at
local talent shows and released several phenomenal music videos.
His music was so captivating that his godbrother Big Swoll, who is a member of the highly
influential CORE DJs, invited him on several tours to form relationships within the music
industry. On his journey, he has met such artists as Drake, Meek Mill, Diggy Simmons, French
Montana and Lil Chucky.
He also ran across emerging powerhouse label L-Town Records. The label was hosting a
showcase to find new artists, and Ty signed up. When he got on stage, he tore it apart. To his
surprise, however, he did not win the contest.
“I really wanted to just do it for fun,” Ty says. “It was just a fun time for me to promote my
talent. Even though I didn’t win, I knew I would catch an eye.”
Within a few days, Ty got a call from executives at the label, and in no time, he was signed as
one of their premier artists. The result is his runaway debut single “High Notes” and upcoming
debut album Spirit set to drop in 2022.
“My music is unorthodox. There is no way to describe it,” Ty sums up. “I can go from a singing
to a melodic flow to drill music. I’m just an all-around artist.”