Ty Hopkins: This is Ty Hopkins from HipHop paradise, home of the unsigned and independent! We have a special guest today. Tye Henney, welcome, and thanks for taking the time to talk to our audience. I hope all is well with you, my brotha! Let’s get things started, shall we?
Ty Hopkins: Who is Tye Henney?
Tye Henney: “Tye Henney is just a rapper telling the story of an average person from New Haven.”
Ty Hopkins: Describe your upbringing on how you got into making music.
Tye Henney: “My dad used to make music, so that’s how I got introduced.”
Ty Hopkins: I see that you’re from New Haven. Tell me bout the music scene over there and how difficult it is to make a name in a small city.
Tye Henney: “It wasn’t that difficult for me because everybody knew who I was. New Haven’s music scene is picky because there’s a rapper on every side of town, so every neighborhood has rappers they support. But everyone loves Henney, though, so it works for me.”
Ty Hopkins: Listening to your music, how do you stand out from all the artists in your city?
Tye Henney: “It’s because my shit is real, my shit is true. That’s how I stand out.. everyone knows my shit is real.”
Ty Hopkins: Your most dominant project is the come-up series. Tell me the concept behind the name.
Tye Henney: “Actually, my most dominant project was The “Tru Print,” but The Come Up series is a musical documentary of me coming up; it’s like a record off the come up. Ima keep doing the Come Ups forever! even when I’ma bigger artist, I’ll continue to do the come-up series to shed light on other artists on the come-up.”
Ty Hopkins: You just recently dropped a project titled 1207. Tell our audience what the project is based on.
Tye Henney: “YOP, 1207 is based on my life on the East coast and my life on the West coast mixed. Thanks to my friend Earl Swavey (RIP), I’ve learned a lot of LA culture and mixed it in with my East Coast swag or whatever you wanna call it. People don’t know how different the two worlds are from LA to the East coast in general, so to be able to mix them is what makes my new sound.”
Ty Hopkins: You have a song with Lil Baby. What was the process of obtaining that feature?
Tye Henney: “I was in jail, and my team decided to get me a feature with Lil Baby because I started listening to his song My Dog before I went to jail, so they just wanted me to work with him.”
Ty Hopkins: How does Tye Henny come up with records?
Tye Henney: “Well, I don’t come up with records I just create a vibe, and the vibe creates the records.”
Ty Hopkins: What is your mission on your musical journey?
Tye Henney: “My mission on my musical journey is to put on as many people as I can from where I’m from and other small cities like where I’m from, that don’t have the resources or get the same recognition as bigger cities.”
Ty Hopkins: Money, music, or love, which one can you live without
Tye Henney: “To be a hundred with you, I can live without love because that’s the only thing I lived without before. When I was in a jail cell, I didn’t need love I just needed music and money.”
Ty Hopkins: How can people contact you if they wanna work with you?
Tye Henney: “My contact info is always in my Bio but don’t call that number thinking it’s me.”
Ty Hopkins: What’s next for Tye Henny?
Tye Henney: “Well, to keep it a buck for real, I’m just putting together a team of elite rappers, producers, & videographers and creating an independent music enterprise like Roc Nation.”
Ty Hopkins: Well, Tye Henney, it’s a pleasure to have you at Hip-Hop paradise! We appreciate artists like you on the rise. We wish you the best on your musical journey. Till next time.
Tye Henney: “Onna dead homies, I appreciate ya for the interview. Go follow me at @Tyehenney on all platforms and be on the lookout for my new projects.”
Take a look at Outta Town by Tye Henney off the 1207 project