Well my I go by the name Ty Valentinee, honestly I got my stage name because I started making music for the ladies lol, but Valentine in Latin means “strong & healthy” if you didnt know. But I am an artist (not a rapper) but I create. I try to push the envelope. I dare to be different in every aspect. Im originally from Wildwood, New Jersey. Its like a small island at the bottom of Jersey. A lot of great talent has come out of Jersey from the fetty waps, to more recent talent such as Coi Leray. Im just trying to put my people on the map. But I’ve lived in an Atlanta for some time now. I’d say Ive had the best of both world coming up as a youngin. I’m only 22 years old. Im a Libra baby, I’ll be 23 on October 2nd. But overall I’ve been creating some GREAT music as of late that I’m ready to share to the world. I recently dropped my debut self titled mixtape called “Ty Valentinee” which is streaming on all platforms.
What inspires you to do what you do?
Honestly my family. To create the life that we have always dreamed of. To not be bound by the typical American lifestyle, go to school, graduate then have to pay back enormous amounts of debt. Im a college drop out. Coming from having nothing and coming from the struggle is what is inspires me to be great.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?
Be better than you were yesterday & never stop dreaming.
What is something you’ve struggled with in life?
I’ve struggled with trust. Just trusting people in general. In this industry people will smile in your face the whole time thinking of ways to cross you or to get one up on you. So I’d say just trusting and seeing if people are genuine now days. I’ve only been rapping for two years and have seen so much crazy shit go down. So I have to keep my guard up.
What is an ultimate goal in life you want to achieve?
I want to get signed to Interscope Records. All of my people I look up to are signed or signed to them. Like Carti , Juice Wrldd , Machine Gun Kelly, Pierre Bourne … The list goes on. I feel like Im up there with all of them guys.
How would you contribute to the world?
I think my contribution to the world is my music & my story. Showing kids like my self that you can still dream big & accomplish these dreams. One day I want to start a foundation or something that will help kids like me start up their goals and stuff like that who dont necessarily have the means to do so.
Last question what can we expect from you for the rest of 2020?
You guys can expect some dope visuals. I’m going to collaborate more with other artist, while I push my mixtape. Be on the look out for great music & collabs. Follow me on all social media platforms @tyvalentinee as well as Apple Music, Spotify, & SoundCloud.