GRACIELINI (formerly known as Ty Gracie) called GRACE by those close to him, is an East Coast/Southern rapper with an
amazingly unique voice and flow who demands and deserves attention and respect
wherever he goes. He was born and raised in the Hampton Roads Tidewater area of East
End, Newport News “better known as Bad Newz,” Virginia. He is the leading force and
CEO behind DYNASTY GLOBAL INC. as well as all ABKMusicMafia brand and products. With his passion, energy, dedication and talent, Grace has pushed the ABK brand on the underground scene independently over the last ten years despite all of the industry’s ups and downs, two failed record deals with two major’s to account for and a host of other obstacles proving Gracielini’s success is far from an overnight phenomenon.
Grace was raised around music and has been in the studio recording since the days of his wild youth teenage years. Trading past time being a drug dealer with a new born daughter to support at the young age of 16. He grew up listening to Kool G Rap, Wu Tang, Tupac, Nas, Cash Money, Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. just to name a few. Although other artists from Virginia have gained notoriety,” Grace states defiantly, “artists from Bad Newz have a different story to tell.”
After a stint in jail for being falsely accused of murder, the losses of his mother & dearest
friends (Ra Boogie) and (Jamal Clark) Grace decided to become more serious about his music again.
Over the years Gracielini released eight mixtape albums and one DVD documentary independently through outlets such as Itunes, Datpiff.com and Film Baby.
(Gunz “R” Us and Dope Boyz:
Bak-N-Tha Kitchen mixtape series) hosted by New York great DJ Kay Slay,
(Top Shottaz: The EP),
(Heavy Grind: Gangsta Talk mixtape series) hosted by DJ Half-A-Brick, (State of Grace: LP and DVD documentary) and
The Official unreleased Allen Iverson album “Misunderstood” featuring Ty Gracie, in which Grace
wrote and produced most of the project at the age of 19, including the controversial single
“40 Barz.” Most recently, Grace connected with Atlanta’s finest DJ Scream to host the (Criminal Minded mixtape series Vol 1. and 2). In addition, Grace also along with the Raw Report, recorded a new documentary and album released in Summer 2013. With already established important
relationships, he’s collaborated with many commercially successful artists including Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Kool G Rap, Snoop Dogg, Nicole Ray, Jadakiss, 50 Cent & Pusha T. Having the opprtuniry to work with big name producers such as Jazzy Pha, Chad “Dr.
Suess” Elliot, Chad Wes and Sam Sneed as well as up-and-coming super-producers Point1500 out of Virginia and Leon Poptraxx Huff Jr. out of Philadelphia. You may have also seen the likes of Grace along with Allen Iverson on the hit MTV Show Punk’d, starring Ashton Kutcher. Now, on the verge of certain stardom, with his new HIT smash single and viral video entitled “LEGENDARY” A throwback visual memoir with a touch of class. Fusion of modern HipHop & Rock and Roll tribute bring the gap between the genre’s placing Gracielini in a class all his own. Remaining mains diligent in his pursuit of perfection and stamina in today’s fickle music industry, Grace is not only an artist but as the Chairman of DYNASTY GLOBAL INC. parent company of ABK Music Mafia, he pushes not only himself but the entire movement and has extremely close relationships with all of the ABK artists. As their close friend and mentor, he is their leader and they look to him for the support, friendship, motivation and wisdom through his experiences.
Grace’s character and charisma, combined with his strong work ethic are the intangibles behind his music that makes him a forth coming power house. Hands down, he is more determined than ever to become one the greatest Hip Hop artist of our time and
build a brand that last through the ages.