Brixton Gets Huge New Mural To Local Rapper Ty

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Brixton Gets Huge New Mural To Local Rapper Ty

Brixton's latest large-scale mural features a famous image of rapper Ty. The Mercury-nominated musician died in May this year after intensive treatment for Covid-19.

The permanent mural was unveiled on 17 August, on what would have been Ty's 48th birthday. It fills a previously empty wall on Valentia Place, off Coldharbour Lane.

Ty, born Benedict Chijioke, lived in Brixton for many years. He released five albums over 20 years, of which Upwards was nominated for a Mercury Prize.

The mural was created by artists Bunny Bread and Jason Caballero of Create Not Destroy. The permanent memorial was organised by charity Pass The Torch Music Foundation, which supports independent black music artists with annual bursaries in Ty’s name.

Last Updated 01 September 2020