Get 2 Know: Tynee Duz Dis

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At 13 years old he started actively pursuing a career in music after dropping a single at the end of 2015 which led to a domino effect in the amount of pupils from schools in the West Midlands region catching on to his sound.

Hailing from Birmingham, 19 year old artist, Tynee Duz Dis has already gained a stealthy following and support from Mist for his consistent release of singles over the past 2 years.

After performing at Shard Fest, a festival now held in Birmingham which has shared its stage with the likes of James Arthur, So Solid Crew and Lemar, Tynee has also attained attention from tastemakers in the industry, with features on BBC Radio Birmingham and local press.

 

Rae: You’ve managed to accumulate a mass following in spite of your age and early introduction on to the scene. When did the musical pursuit begin for you ?

Tynee: So it started when I was around 13/14, but it started popping from the age of 15 when I made a tune called ‘Children Of The Ghetto’ and a next tune called ‘My Blood’. The ‘My Blood’ tune was the one that got the most views, it got over 100k views and did really well, we were young and the tune was good, a lot of the different schools around Birmingham started catching on to it. One school caught on to it and there were thousands of people listening to it around Brum. I took inspiration from Depz Man from Birmingham, I used to watch him, I was a fan, but obviously he died and that. Over the years I started doing my music and his mum Alison actually reached out to me and let me perform at his memorial because she sees me doing music and she liked it. She would share my music… it was mad coz I used to look up to him, he was my biggest inspiration in this music thing.

Rae: Who are you currently listening to and who else would you say has inspired your sound ?

Tynee: I listen to a lot of Jaykae, I listen to the Birmingham grime scene really and a bit of London but growing up I wasn’t really watching London. I used to watch Invasion, Jaykae and all of them lot. I used to watch a lot of clashes and liked getting involved, it inspired me to jump on the grime ting. I listen to Drill, NBA Youngboy,  Kodak Black for his new album and Russ from London, I like him still, we met when we were both booked on Shard Fest and I’m performing with him again next year for another show we’ve both been booked on.

Rae: Do you feel it’s been harder for you to make a name for yourself coming from Birmingham ? And would you say you’ve faced challenges because of your age ?

Tynee:  Yea definitely… Brum’s small, there’s not a lot of people.. In London, you got multitalented people, Youtubers and a lot of multitalented people that are doing a lot of stuff. Look at Amelia Monet, she was a Youtuber and ended up doing that track. In Birmingham it’s different, people aren’t really like that. If you’re friends with someone in London they support and share, but in Brum they don’t really support like that. You just have to do it for yourself really and make good music… I’ve definitely faced challenges, it’s got to a stage in my life where… I’m from ends, there’s a lot of stuff that can distract me, and I can’t get lost in the sauce, that’s what my track ‘Swear Down’ is about. Being from the area where I’m from, its hard to avoid trouble and because I do music as well, your face is bait and you get noticed quicker than other people.

Rae: Who would you like to see yourself collaborate with in 2019 and what can we expect from you ?

Tynee: Definitely Mist, Not3s and Bugzy Malone, I like him still and he does the grime an that and Yung Fume, he’s kinda wavy and does a similar sound to me. I’m gonna drop an EP in February/ March, but the ‘Swear Down’ video is gonna drop in January. I’m hoping it will do well because a lot of the youth in Brum are messaging me everyday asking when it’s gonna drop, they show a lot of love.

Rae: In Birmingham you’ve proved to be quite influential to a lot of your young followers, and have made sure you included them in your videos. What would you like to achieve in music in the foreseeable future ?

Tynee: I wanna reach all age groups and listeners, for the kids as well I wanna be a role model to them…. I want my music to go to mainstream levels. I believe I’m different, it’s not just music videos I’m doing, it’s Insta challenges and that, I’ve got Tynee Tuesdays, I did a KFC freestyle, a Subway freestyle and I just try and engage my listeners in things like that.