(Watch) Tyrone ‘Fly Ty’ Williams Reveals Secrets Behind Cold Chillin’ Records

At age 27, Tyrone Williams founded Cold Chillin’ Records, a label which became the home to artists Including Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante, DJ Marley Marl, MC Shan, and the late Mr. Magic, Biz Markie and Granddaddy I.U. Right On! Magazine was the first national publication to put rap music on the map with the popular title magazine’s special issues and plenty of pin-ups. Ty discusses his legendary career, the artists who are still his friends today, and which  artist gave him the idea to call the label Cold Chillin’.  Hint:  MC Shan. Peep the interview here to find out the story behind the name and much, much more!

Ralph McDaniels, CEO/Founder of Video Music Box, is a longtime friend of Williams’ and the two joined forces to have a deep convo at the World’s Famous Apollo Theater in NYC.  We will be bringing you the highlights in a future post.


    Tyrone Williams and Melle Mel at a VH1 celebrity  basketball game where Ty coached. Credit: KENTHEPHOTOGRAPHER