This is so long overdue but we finally got to catch up with Lyric, and feature her as a Spotlight Artist from KICKBACK SUNDAYS Season #2.
1) How long have you been rapping?
For only about a year and a half. But I’ve been doing poetry all my life and professionally for over 7yrs
2) If I wasn’t rapping, I would be….
a traveling poet, or writer.
3) Where are you from? What is the hip hop/rap scene like where you are from?
Born in Chicago which produced the soulful likes of Common and Kanye West but raised in southwest side of Houston, producing a distinct legendary sound. I still remember being in sixth grade and my oldest brother taking me to the screw shop to learn my history. I remember driving down Scott and seeing Z-RO drive right past me or going to a poetry event and seeing Slim Thug slip in to enjoy the show. And we all know if you don’t know all the words to the Mo City Don freestlye you slippin.
4) How did you hear about KBS and what made you decide to attend?
I first heard about KBS when I was working for a blog called the Hive Society. A friend I met there told me if I wanted to be apart of the scene I should go to SF2. There I asked about hip hop events and the rest is history!
5) Has KBS been beneficial to you and if so how?
Of course, I’ve gotten to work on my stage presence in such a great way. And I’ve gotten the chance to meet and bond with Teresa and Susie, two people who have really offered amazing advice. I’ve gotten the chance to rub elbows with the hip hop community here in Houston and make a name for myself.
6) What are you currently working on? What projects if any have you released.
I am working on my first EP “Misdirection” due this summer.
7) Did you met anyone at KBS or as a result of KBS that you look up to?
I met Kofo of GeoDigital where I was able to perform my first show at warehouse live and I met Mike from Scoremore, where I was able to create a relationship and am now about to perform my first scoremore show alongside travis scott and casey veggies.
8) Who are your influences and if you had to compare your style to someone, who would it be?
Influence greatly by Tupac, Lauryn Hill, ZRO, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Eminem, J Cole. Because I’m a female rapper who is socially aware most people compare me to Lauryn Hill. I am always humbled and flattered but I feel as though my style can’t be compared. It hasnt been done.
9) Who do you believe is the best unsigned rapper in Houston and why?
I would be a fool to not say myself. I love my music. But other than me, I’d say Doughbeezy. I am really a fan of his cadence, hussle and stage presence.