Lyriq – Dear Death
Check out the new song from Lyriq – Dear Death
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida,as you know Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, and summer weather year round. Now how did I get to this position? It is crazy because 1 1/2 years ago, I was not even thinking about music in the way of becoming a performer. Actually someone heard me freestyling and rapping with some guys in my neigborhood, and they entered me into this local competition (laughing) without my knowledge, and I got a call to audition, and LYRIQ was born.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
I am really excited about my second MixTape, I put alot of hard work and dedication into this project. With this project, you are going to learn alot about who LYRIQ truly is. Keep your eyes open for “Beautiful Disaster” MixTape coming at July, 2011.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Trying to find the right niche to sell myself and music, when you are looked at in the rap game, especially as a female, everyone take one look at you, and expect nasty and provocative language to come out of your mouth, the fans that are my age, are always talking about drinking, drugs, shooting and having sex! It is more to that, and I want to deliver a message in my music.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Totally putting all my trust and faith into my past manager, and he did not fulfill his obligation, to nuture and guide me in this game, so I was left totally in the blind and really clueless about how I needed to package myself to the music world. My first MixTape did not do as well as it should have because of the ignorance on my part about what it took to be an expert in this game, but I refused to FAIL so here I am better and smarter.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Always, Always trust your instincts, never second guest yourself, and be sure to ALWAYS pray about every decision before you make it.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stay dedicated and committed to what ever professional you choose, whether it is (singing, rapping, dancing, acting or modeling) be the best that you can be, find your niche, and don’t let failure get too your heart.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
You have to be very creative and aggressive with marketing, it is not about your music but yourself, so you have to sell yourself first and then your music.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Digitally, the online world is phenomenal and the many ways you are given to market yourself online is endless. But it does have it’s drawbacks, because now it has becoming over saturated and we as ARTIST must stay on top our game and be creative.
Any last comments or statements?
I want to thank GOD for my gifts and talents, I want to say thank you, to WWS Magazine for this opportunity, I want to give thanks to everyone that supports my music, and to my fam that is ON THEIR J.O.B., doing that promotions thing, and make sure you, leave comments, and go vote for your girl at www.slipnsliderecords.net/lyriq
FINAL QUOTE “GO HARD OR GO HOME”