Born in Ghana as Nii Addo Quaynor, Tinny is considered the best Ga lyricist in the country. Working in the music industry since the age of eight, Tinny is one of few who actually spits rhymes in the native language. His 2006 album Makola Kwakwe was a number one record in Ghana and helped pave the way for international success. In 2010, Tinny performed in the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher with D-Black, Sarkodie, Kwaku-T, Ayigbe Edem, BabyG, and Reggie Rockstone.