With credits like Drake, SantanDave & Stormzy, 169’s bassline’s and intricate beat productions have already started to make an explosive impact in the UK rap scene.
Starting as a self taught music producer/singer/engineer/writer, Tyrell Paul aka 169, began making music in 2008 primarily for himself. Collaborating with his longtime friend JAIAH on a few projects, 169 learned the art of song-writing and production. This all led to him formulating his own unique style & identity both as an artist and producer.
2015 marked the start of his partnership with rapper Dave (aka SantanDave), which introduced us to the deep but sincere, JKYL + HYD, and the skippy Thiago Silva.
169 continued honing his craft as a singer-songwriter, releasing R&B ballads such as Trust, I Don’t Mind & More For Me, which picked up thousands of plays and approvals from the likes of Krept (of Krept & Konan).
In late 2016, Drake lit up the London rap scene premiering his remix of Dave’s Wanna Know through OVO Sound Radio; produced by 169 himself. From this experience, opportunities were presented for collaborations with producers like Fraser T Smith, crafting Dave’s debut EP Six Paths and securing a big placement on Stomzy’s debut album GSAP.
As a producer, singer, and songwriter, 169 is aiming to make an indelible mark on the UK scene, with his upcoming EP Seasons, and more songs with various artists.
“In terms of my future, I just wanna make timeless music that I will be remembered for.” – Tyrell Paul “169”
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