MP3: Tynethys – “Made For Me” 

Okayplayer Premieres Loose Single, A Valentine’s Day Serenade From Rapper Tynethys



 Critical Praise for Tynethys:

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

“…proves that math is for losers and rap is awesome.” –Vice’s 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

The Song:

Multi-talented producer/rapper/singer Tynethys shares a Valentine’s Day gift, “Made For Me.” On the dreamy, new wave R&B track, the Sacramento native serenades a special lady, singing, “We’re living like a fairytale, but without the make-believe.” As Tynethys explains, “One day I was driving around with my girlfriends, thinking about how a lot of artists in the game make so many songs for females but only a few of them are actual love songs. So I made ‘Made For Me,’ instead of ‘I Love That B*tch Ass In Yoga Pants.’”

Okayplayer premiered “Made For Me” today, saying, “Clearly this one dropped on the 14th for a reason, but you can let this one bump for that special someone any day of the year.” The song is a loose single, as Tynethys builds momentum for the release of his forthcoming album, Thyluxe. “Made For Me” follows “Humpday,” which debuted last week as the album’s first official single. Thyluxe follows last fall’s acclaimed collaborative release with Main Attrakionz.

Check out the Okayplayer premiere here:

Stream “Made For Me” here:

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Tynethys Background:

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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“Made For Me”:



“Strawberry Letter 316”:

Main Attrakionz x Tynethys Mixtape:





Lost Angeles

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