interest in making beats started when he first heard the debut studio album by American hip hop producer Dr. Dre, which was released on December 15, 1992, by his own record label Death Row Records. yler ICU’s
And he’s the man behind Cassper Nyovest’s new hip hop song Good For That.
Tyler ICU, real name Austin Baloyi says that Dr. Dre got him interested in doing music in general because he was the leading producer in 2002 and 2003.
“I started exploring with beats when I was about 10-years old and that’s when I got my first computer. When I was 15 years old I started to make the work more professionally,” says Tyer ICU.
The beat mastermind has worked with the likes of Riky Rick, King Monada, Madumane, Shasha, Kabza De Small, and DJ Maphorisa – his recent work is with Cassper Nyovest on the song Good For That.
He says that he got to work with Cassper Nyovest when DJ Maphorisa asked Cassper to come work on some songs for a project.
“One of the nights Cassper said that he wants to do some hip hop tracks. I played the beat after recording the first song that hasn’t dropped yet so that’s when Good For That came about,” explains the producer.
Tyler ICU who is signed under DJ Maphorisa’s Blaqboy Music says that working with artists such as Maphorisa is a very good experience and learning curve for him when it comes to the mastering of his craft.
Here are some of the projects and artists he has worked with so far:
- Kyl – Red Forest
- Dr. Pepper ft Lucas Raps, Riky Rick and Cheng Cello – What it is
- Mas Musiq – Made with Love
- King Monada, Madumane and Shasha – Lerato Fela
- Shasha – Emazulwini
- Cassper Nyovest – Good For That
- Vyno Miller and DJ Maphorisa – Fire Fire
- Thabzin and Major League – Amapiano Effect
- Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa – Scorpion Kings Live
Tyker ICU says that he would love to work with Drake and Kendrick Lamar, although he didn’t say much about it, he says he can’t disclose much but his fans can expect something in the future.
Tyler ICU tells MGOSI.co.za that he’s definitely planning to release an EP soon, although he’s not sure about the exact dates yet.
When asked about his advice for upcoming artists he says that they should keep working as hard as they can and never ruin relationships.
“One of the things that I’ve learned in the industry is never ruining relationships. Also keep working, never stop or go by season,” he shares.
He says he would like people to know that he can do any type of music and they should not put him in the box.