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From the streets of Long Beach emerges a strong, powerful, soulful, independent R&B artist and entrepreneur. Standing at six foot six, La-Ty Banks, A.K.A. ‘TY Tha Sanger,’ A.K.A ‘Hurricane’ releases a mixture of R&B as well as rap, in a way never done by any other artist. With ten underground albums released since 2004, his most recent works, ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Devoted’ have created a buzz throughout the Los Angeles and Long Beach area. TY Tha Sanger is set to release his new album, ‘Now or Never’ in August of 2013 while carving his niche and shining as a leading progressive voice and new face of independent R&B.
Although inspired and motivated by black entertainers such as Michael Jackson, TY Tha Sanger is musically self-taught and came up on the streets. Growing up in the system, in and out of numerous group homes while dodging gang and drug violence impacted him in many ways and pushes him to be a positive figure for today’s youth. His work ethic and humble attitude separates him from the masses and his thought provoking lyrics without profanity defines good character.
TY Tha Sanger presents work written exclusively by himself and sung with sincerity and passion, reflecting all dimensions of human emotion. He writes on community needs, struggles with faith, love and relationships, domestic and world politics, and the obstacles today’s independent artists face. TY Tha Sanger’s lyrics are rooted in a deep comprehension and awareness of the hurt and pain that people suffer in the world around him. He has seen up close and personal the problems that his music addresses such as poverty, drug and alcohol addicted, black on black crime, and child neglect and abuse. His empathy for the human condition translates into lyrics and melodies with the capacity to heal the soul.
Through his music TY Tha Sanger hopes to raise community accountability to address and combat the growing needs of the youth. He is motivated to achieving his dreams of creating a school for at risk youth to help teach music and currently runs a Teaching Youth Music Workshop in Los Angeles. His goal is to give youth a positive outlet to encourage creativity and individuality. He has witnessed the decay of Independent R&B and Hip Hop and works diligently to bring back story-telling through song and positive values with his music. For the past ten years TY Tha Sanger has sold between 10-20 cd’s a day off several Long Beach, LA, and Carson corners including the shopping center at the intersection of Atlantic and Artesia Blvd. He has over 10,000 fans combines with his, MySpace, Twitter, Reverbnation and Facebook accounts. He has also performed at many venues such as The House of Blues off Sunset opening up for El DeBarge, Belasco Theater opening up for Lloyd, Club Vice & Club Lavida in Hollywood and Club Cohiba in Long Beach. In addition to the new record, he is attending college to receive a degree in business and works with many social, and youth based initiatives to raise community awareness.
TY has opened up for such artist as El DeBardge, Lloyd, Colby O Donis, to Mann, with fans and a strong support system to follow him. His music is guaranteed to please people of all ages.
R&Bs future....wide range of vocals,with a sexy soulful sound and a 2014 swagg......RAP GAME OFF THE HOOK TOO