Chicago bred and Houston raised, the music of Lyric Michelle fuses southern charm, a touch of poetry, and a blast of ferocious lyricism to deliver a sound that is uniquely her own. While initially getting her start in the poetry world, it would eventually be music that would steal her heart, as she smoothly transitioned from penning prose to spitting bars.
After bursting onto the Houston music scene in 2011 with a cover of J. Cole’s “Lights Please”, Lyric quickly gained momentum, as well as a cult following of sorts, after opening for or performing alongside artists including Travis Scott, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Joe Budden, Casey Veggies, Jean Grae, and NAO to name a few.
Lyric has been selected as a Pop Montreal Festival Artist and has had repeated appearances as an official SXSW and A3C performer. In 2016, Lyric released her first album “Miss Direction”. She was voted Best Lyricist by the Houston Press, and her album was rated the city’s Best Album by the Houston Chronicle that year as well.
For Lyric it’s not just about the music; it’s about opening doors for a new crop of female emcees intent on proving that when it comes to lyrical skill that they can go toe to toe with any man. Now based in Los Angeles, she continues to do just that while conquering new ground in the LA hip hop circuit, while working on a fresh dose of songs for her next upcoming album.