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HomeGrown

by Ty Sorrell

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The start of summer wit no rain. Wit glizzies n two dollar cups of lemonade. Was jobless, let's hope we still remain. While you was atcha pops boy Actin hot boy. The start of summer wit no rain. Wit glizzies n two dollar cups of lemonade. The crawfish n lemon pepper wangs. Aye Look at what i brought for em I aint forgot boy Chased with liqour. It's nasty. I was chillin. Now i'm walkin in dancin thru ya door with cups spillin. Sorry baby. I'm trippin. Ill give you the elixir. I heard that you been out here prayin up a nice livin. N you’ll get it. You meant it. I knew it when i listened. You trusted in yourself and all the ones thas close near ya. You a real one. So chin up We stand on what we building. I'm looking down at all the fresh growth we been resilient. Calls missin, from luth Ill back ina minute. I cant have all these random ppl knowin all our bidnes. Whatchu hittin? Some boof? Ill try it when i get in. They'll think that this is just about us smokin with some bitches. They wont get it. Not wit us. We rappin for the kin. and if u ask what to know yo i just hope you really willing. Yo No gimicks, what image? I was rappin the mirror Im drawin from what happened they be cappin in they lyrics, but it's The start of summer wit no rain. Wit glizzies n two dollar cups of lemonade. Was jobless, let's hope we still remain. While you was atcha pops boy Actin hot boy. The start of summer wit no rain. Wit glizzies n two dollar cups of lemonade. The crawfish n lemon pepper wangs. Aye Look at what i brought for em I aint forgot boy
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Starting in 2016, Ty Sorrell (they/them) began releasing projects at a dizzying pace. Alongside Tribe 95, the collective Ty formed with high school friends and musical collaborators in Woodbridge, Virginia, they molded their music around the mentorship provided by their influences. “I was learning and figuring out the formulas,” they explain. “Once I got past that, I started identifying parts of these artists that made me think differently or taught me something that I now hold close as a value. Each person has a character trait or particular way that they do things that I identify with in myself.”

Ty would be the first Tribe 95 member to relocate to Richmond, a move that would decide the collective’s new home base. January 2019 saw the release of the Chai EP, Ty’s proper introduction to the Richmond scene and the first domino in a series of releases circling their signature sound—a mixture of retro style and brazen authenticity that comes away timeless. HomeGrown, their latest project, is in many ways Chai’s spiritual successor, lifting its commitment to hits-only sequencing and backdrops that reach for the sun. Except this time, Ty’s reaching for the stars—and if this is the only Ty Sorrell output that reaches your station, that’s okay with them. “I feel like these are the joints. If you played them back years later, they wouldn’t feel dated.”

HomeGrown was assembled with the image of a diner jukebox in mind, a carefree yet effective vessel for memorable songwriting. It’s easy to imagine Ty relaxing with their friends in a corner booth while tracks from the effort ooze through overhead speakers. The project, Ty believes, is one best experienced in order, beginning with the slinking bass and submerged chords of “Mako.” If you had to get acquainted with the record through a jukebox’s singles catalog, it’s all good—let the reverb-soaked groove of “Gots to See It Through” thrum through your soul. If your local spot accepts deep cuts in their machine, why not choose “AF1s”? It’s Ty at their most exposed and vulnerable, a track concerning suicide amid whispers of forward motion. Rob Gibsun’s feature ties off Ty’s worries with a slight hopefulness, like a plane jetting off towards new starts. As Ty explains, “a lot of songs that I’m dancing to are fucked-up songs.” HomeGrown doesn’t spare its listeners from ugliness; it’s just nestled in packages that also highlight complicated beauty.

HomeGrown is prepped for summer cookout playlists and other group settings, but also to be Ty’s highlight reel for your consideration. “I want people to see where I’m at or where this lives. This is one that I went for and executed the way I wanted to. I’m gonna feel good about it regardless.” Join their hit parade and you’ll be feeling good too.

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released July 29, 2022

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Ty Sorrell
Artwork by Alexa Taveras

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