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Tyson Titus aka Ty Nitty aka
Hails from the city o' lights, New York, New York.
Laid back, focused, athletically inclined, brother of Tobin,
intelligent and voraciously loyal, dead man walking (he's
getting married), has an incredible DVD collection, and is
the Stunnaz Co-Cap....Enjoy.
Posted on May 15, 2006
Lao: Ty Nitty, what’s up man?
Tyson: What a time to catch me C – so many things
going on – work, school, planning a wedding, going on a much
needed vaca to the beautiful Cabo San Lucas, practicing for
couple of tourney’s this year, and the list goes on –
sometimes a little overwhelming, but just trying to maintain
by God’s grace.
Lao: Where did you grow up?
Elmhurst, Queens NY
Lao: Pick one word that describes you.
Lao: What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
Tyson: Am I being audited? Does Russell Simmons know
about this site? Even though I don’t get much time to check
up on it anymore, it’s a great outlet for everyone to keep
in touch, voice opinions, get story headlines, and of
course it’s the home of the BSC – the only spot to get the
inside scoop. Keep doing what you doing C (along with the
rest of the indaphatfarm team)!!
Chung Lao: How long have you been playing guitar, and
what got you interested?
Tyson: I’ve been playing the guitar for about 10 years
on and off - what got me started in the biz was, check this-
this sickest lineup of musicians we’ve ever had: Carland
Jr(Bass), Michael Mark/Anbu(Piano), Joseph Kurian(Guitar),
Paul (Drums)…wow……..just realized most of them were from
DC…interesting…yes, you can smile now Chris…had to throw my
cousin in there, because he really is the one that put me
on. What keeps me interested now are artists like John
Mayer, Maroon 5, Nickelback, Switchfoot..ha
Lao: What are the proper elements of a good song
Tyson: Minus Sister…uhh…..yea….we’ll leave that one
alone....lol…First of all, be on KEY….singers must recognize
when to start a verse, chorus, pause during a song so the
musicians can get their groove on, and vice versa,
communication, etc.-so elementary, yet so fundamental.
Along with God’s presence, the singers and musicians must
possess and use their talent to lead the worship service.
Chung Lao: George W is wrapping up his Presidency.
Give us your overall thoughts on him and what he’ll be
Tyson: Well, I honestly do like his morals and beliefs
and in that regard I support him – BUT I still cant figure
out a word to describe what he did in Iraq and now with the
Palestinian government, giving them an opportunity for
diplomacy and it backfiring-I guess we’ll figure that out as
the years progress. G Dub will def b remembered for what
happened on 9/11, crazy gas prices, and of course, Iraq,
Iraq…our kids will definitely be reading about him in their
social studies class.
Chung Lao: I’ve been hearing strong things about those
skills in the kitchen. Break it down for us.
Tyson: O boy - I do get a little busy in the kitchen
when the mood is right. Special sauces, special spices, a
pinch of this, a dab of that, and yea…then I’ll order out
Lao: Kobe Bryant recently scored 81pts in a single
game. He is widely considered to be arrogant by many in the
media/fans. What is your take on him? Is his arrogance
Tyson: I am not too fond of Kobe Bryant, BUT without
Kobe the NBA/Lakers would just not be the same. His
arrogance is definitely justified by his tremendous
basketball capabilities. Even though this current Laker
squad is no longer a dynasty, you can’t help but watch him
play in hopes of seeing an amazing final shot at the buzzer,
or scoring that 81. Love him or hate him, he will be
amongst the greatest NBA players of all time.
Lao: Have you ever been accosted or approached by a
crazy man on the Long Island Rail Road?
Tyson: Well, the LIRR is the Cadillac of the MTA, so
there aren’t many loonies…BUT, the subway is a different
story….the most recent incident was a man introducing his
brown paper bag as his best friend to everyone on the train,
then having a full length conversation to the “best friend”
about politics, women, food, etc…….go figure.
Chung Lao: Name someone you admire, and why.
Tyson: Jason Kidd: humble, unselfish, athletic,
beautiful wife, makes a dollar out of 15 cents, and his
favorite number is 5.
Lao: How many days will Coach Tom Coughlin have on his
contract, after the NY football giants get swept by the
Washington Redskins in 2006?
Tyson: NONE……Coach V would have to take over
Lao: What is the most important thing in life?
Tyson: Real cliché, but…..FAMILY.
Lao: Would you recommend moving to NY? Why / Why not?
Tyson: YESSSIRRR!!....NY is the capitol of the
world!!!.....the city that never sleeps, and most
importantly, where Ty NiTTy resides…….come check me.
Lao: List your favorites:
A. Car(s): ’06 Ferrari F430 Spider,
’06 Mercedes CLS,
‘06 Infiniti M45
B. Food(s): Italian, Thai.
Sports Team: None really-I just follow J. Kidd.
Sibling: only got one, so I guess its Young Tobah.
Bible Passage(s): Psalms 37:4 –Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.
Countries to Visit/Re-visit: Tahiti, Paris.
Pickle: Garlic Pickle.
H. Restaurant(s) in NY: The View Restaurant – the restaurant actually
rotates giving you a panoramic view of NYC.
Chung Lao: Using Microsoft Paint, please draw us a
Should have went to art school.
Lao: As a NYer, you have a choice to make, Guiliani or
Hillary in 08?
Tyson: Guiliani is the Man.
Lao: We’re in Iraq now, this is true. But were we
justified in going there in the first place? Why / why not?
Tyson: No. There was no solid evidence of WMD. It
was all about the Oil Take Over, finishing what his father
Chung Lao: It’s come to my attention that your
grandmother had a fascination with chocolate. Please
Tyson: How are you finding all this information
out?!....Chris has his contacts I see, but on a real note,
ill nanny granny passed away May 29th , 2000 and
she honestly did love chocolate.. she had a hidden stash
that had been collected like a savings account. She even
had a “chocolate dance”. Kit Kat’s were her favorite.
Lao: What is something you cannot stand in a person?
Tyson: People that talk about others behind their
Chung Lao: Why hasn’t Larry Brown been able to revive
the Knicks as of yet?
Tyson: Knickerbockers have a curse – let me run the
team and I’ll show u a championship caliber squad: spend
money on an all star point guard and center…get a good
shooting guard and solid defenders at the forward spots, get
a bench that could make a push or sustain a run from the
opposing team, clearing up some salary space too…I don’t see
how this Steph n Francis situation is going to work out b/c
they’re undersized at the 2-guard position and both need
major touches……we got a good rookie class, but …...ehh…..i
can go on for days about this one……
Chung Lao: Do you believe in signing long term
contracts, such as Ballys or Marriage?
Tyson: This guy....hahaha….yes…believe in both…but I
must say, it’s much more difficult to ink the deal on the
Lao: Are we living in the End Times?
Tyson: Yes, without a doubt – the signs are showing
all over the world (hurricanes destroying New Orleans,
Cancun, Miami, Key West – a coincidence?-I think not).
Lao: Describe the ideal wife.
Tyson: The best kept secret.
Chung Lao: Describe the ideal husband.
Tyson: We need to redirect this question to young
tobah b/c he’s looking.
Chung Lao: Describe the ideal nail clipper.
Tyson: Double Platinum laced with Swarovski crystals
and a mini mp3 microchip that plays a “clip” of a song every
time you “clip” – I should patent that.
Chung Lao: The Strong Island Stunnaz are on a 2 year
losing streak, having finished 1-4 the past 2 seasons, after
being in the 2002 BSC Final. Will Coach V be retained? (Vinod
would like me to add that the # of minutes you play this
year will depend on your answer).
Honestly, Coach V is a true warrior… Nothing but
respect to him… you can never question his heart, unlike
some on our team (oOHH..draMA iN the NYC). He has a
wonderful wife, a silky smoothe son, and an ugly dog
entrusted to him, but yet he always finds time to make the
Stunnaz a priority and keep them in check, so he’s not going
anywhere fast (was that a good answer, V?). I will take
much of the responsibility for our record…..I feel we had a
great chance last year, but unfortunately due to injuries
suffered in game 2, and the team’s psyche being burned….the
rest was history and we’d like to keep it that way-in the
past….so stay tuned for this year’s 2006 BSC World Champs
Chung Lao: What will it take to get your team back to
the promised land, and what is your prediction for the 2006
To get back to the Finals, we need to be what our
team name is – STUNNAZ. We are the sleepers this year, so we
can do our stunt 101. We need to define roles on our
team….we have a lot of young budding talent…but
misrepresented humility, along with the lack of mental
toughness is hindering our progress. That will come with
experience and hopefully this year, we will come out of
Predictions: Philly will come back with a
vengeance, Chicago will be a force to be reckoned with,
Houston will definitely show up if they are healthy, look
for Brooklyn to do some damage, DC will hold it down but
Strong Island gets the crown. ONE
Chung Lao: Speaking of tourney’s, I would like to
challenge the Stunnaz to a football tourney. One game vs
DCz Finest. Winner takes all.
Tyson: Losers must shave their heads…oh wait….most of
you lost your hair already….beware JusNice!
Chung Lao: Describe the ideal church, even if it’s not
Tyson: After reading your cousin’s response to this
question, it would be unjust for me answer any other way.
So I’m going to just quote what she said…
“A place where fellowship and love doesn’t stop at the exit
door of the church, but it goes beyond to homes and the
streets where people don’t experience it. Where there are
no laws and regulations that hinder people, but a place
where you come solely to worship and feel God. Where the
word of God remains true and is not inundated with human
wisdom. Now that’s an ideal church.”
Chung Lao: Alright, the date is March 3rd,
2007. You just boarded a flight from JFK airport, which is
bound for Miami, FL. You’ve been working for 2
years straight, and you’ve finally decided to take that much
awaited vacation and hang out with some friends. As the
airplane reaches it’s cruising altitude of 30,000 ft, you
lean back in your first class reclining seat and prepare for
a long nap.
As your eyelids are about to close, you are INSTANTLY awoken
by the sounds of shouting near the door to the airline
cockpit. 5 middle eastern looking men, armed with knives,
are attacking the pilot and co-pilot. It all happens so
fast, you are frozen in shock. How could these men have
brought these weapons on board in the post 9/11 world?
After removing the dead bodies of the pilot/co-pilot, 3 of
the men brandishing their now blood stained knives order you
and the rest of the first class passengers into the rear of
the airplane with about 50 or so other passengers.
One of the terrorists claims he has a bomb strapped to his
person and that if any of the passengers try anything, he
will blow the plane up. The plane is now banking sharply to
the right as it’s course and heading are being changed.
Could they be planning to crash into a building? The White
House perhaps? Cell phones are inoperative. What do you
Pray – cuz I sure don’t know how to fly a plane.
Chung Lao: Lastly, leave us with a parting thought.
Tyson: In the words of a MasterCard expression….Life
is short, make fun of it.
Lao: Thanks Ty
Nitty. Next up on
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You don't want to miss that one. Much Love.
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