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“…a new wave of pillowy-soft West Coast tunes.” – Pitchfork

“…proves that math is for losers and rap is awesome.”Vice NOISEY

“an airy, narcotic project that floats along and passes in a blur.” – The FADER

“Tynethys, aka Nicky Samuel, carries on the mantle of where that ‘cloud rap’ hype is headed, mixing analogue tricks seen and heard on old televisions and VCRs that brings out the ghosts from yesterday’s machines for the new synth terrains of today’s sonic atmospheres and introspective verses” – Impose Mag

“…it seems only a matter of time before Tynethys blows up.” – ACCLAIM Mag 

To hear him tell it, Sacramento’s Tynethys’ (pronounced “Teen-theez”) musical style is like “selling crack in a Sub-Zero outfit.” For the MC/producer, Mortal Kombat is just one of his inspirations, along with rap heroes Mac Dre, Kid Cudi, and T-Nutty. Producing and writing his songs in the hours between midnight and sunrise, Tynethys is a jovial, pensive creator with a stoner’s laugh and street vernacular. Tyne’s style is a fuzzy free-form that speaks not only to his worldview from his bedroom, but many like him. With the forthcoming Thyluxe, a follow-up to last year’s Lost Angeles album, Tynethys believes he’s hitting his best stride. “I feel like it is the truest representation of me. I did it without trying too hard.” Besides his own work, Tynethys appeals to many collaborators. On October 22, he released a project with Oakland duo Main Attrakionz. “I really fucked with these dudes. They came to Sacramento, and I showed up at their hotel room,” recalls Tyne, who arrived with a portable studio. Having opened for Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and Evidence, it’s only a matter of time until Tynethys transports his sound around the globe.

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Sacramento Producer/Rapper/Singer Strolls Along the Train Tracks in a Reflective Visual As His Critically-Praised Album Becomes Available On iTunes
“Sacramento Weirdo” Tynethys Teams Up With Issue For “Lil B,” A Tribute To The Based God
Cloud Rap Pioneers Team Up for Spaced Out Single, Premiering via Entertainment Weekly
Okayplayer Premieres Album from Sacramento Rapper/Singer/Producer/Main Attrakionz Collaborator
SPIN Premieres Friendzone-Produced Single From Forthcoming Thyluxe Album
Tynethys’ Releases “Hiyah” From Forthcoming Album, Thyluxe, Premiered by FACT Mag
Okayplayer Premieres Loose Single, A Valentine’s Day Serenade From Rapper Tynethys
ACCLAIM Premieres Sparkly Single “Humpday” From Upcoming Sophomore Album Thyluxe
Tynethys Debuts “Loading” Video On Complex
Noisey Debuts New Main Attrakionz x Tynethys Video “Strawberry Letter 316”
Main Attrakionz And Tynethys Release Collaborative Mixtape Today
Brooklyn Vegan Debuts Latest Main Attrakionz x Tynethys Single “USB” From Upcoming Mixtape
The FADER Debuts Latest Main Attrakionz x Tynethys Single From Upcoming Collaborative Mixtape
Pitchfork Premieres Tynethys and Main Attrakionz Collab, “On1”
Vice’s NOISEY Drops Tynethys x Main Attrakionz Video

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