“It was a life-changing experience,” he told MTV.com about visiting Michael Jackson at the King of Pop’s home. At the time in the early ’90s, Fife was under the tutelage of Teddy Riley and living in Virginia.
“Ted was working with Mike heavy after the success of Dangerous,” Fyffe added. “He took me and one of his boys down to Neverland. Mike was working on the ‘Addams Family Values’ soundtrack. It was crazy that I went to the joint. We was in his movie theater.”
After Riley, Fyffe went on to learn from Erick Sermon.
“That was my second half of learning production,” Ty offered. “He showed me so much on the funk side of things — I started studying funk music, the heavy bass lines on the tracks. You could hear it on my work.”
Eventually Ty broke out on is own, working with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Snoop Dogg and Cam’ron on the classic Come Home With Me. After mingling so long with vets, Fyffe wants to spread the love to new jacks.
“I got a contest for my new compilation,” he said. “The first installment of Ty Fyffe Presents — it’s raw and uncut its hosted by DJ Kay Slay the Drama King. It’s a global competition I’m promoting all over the Internet. I got sponsors like Digiwaxx. It’s a great opportunity; it’s the chance of lifetime. I wanted to get the fresh talent from people out there. We’re getting so many submissions from people in Las Vegas, Texas, Virginia — it’s a great way to get yourself out there. This is a way for me to reach out to people trying to get with me and give them a shot. Fyffe’s contest ends on April 15.