Music is her breath of fresh air,” close friends say about Lyric Jones. Jones’ musical repertoire includes rapping, playing drums, singing, writing, producing and even DJ-ing a little. She dips into jazz, soul and mainly hip-hop. But whatever she’s doing, she brings a presence like no other.
“All I want is the exhilaration of being on a stage,” Jones said. Her hunger definitely shows. Hungry for the crowd to feel her music as deeply as she does, her powerful, clever yet message-conscious lyrics spilling out of the speakers.
Indeed she “makes 'em have a Jones for Lyric”, being passionate, multi-faceted and strives to be indispensable. “Why not do it all? Why can’t I be an emcee, vocalist and drummer? Music is music, I love Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul, so the world is gonna see it, know it and hear it.”
From Boston, MA by way of Atlanta, GA, Lyric brought her blended worlds to the west coast in 2012; where she now teaches Rap Techniques at Hollywood’s “Musicians Institute”.
She sees being an educator as paying it forward to the culture. In her high school years, she was joint enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston; spent three years participating in their summer and academic year programs. It was at Berklee where Jones was known as everyone's “lil sis”, sponged from everyone and polished her natural ability as a performer and drummer and as an emcee.
Over the past decade, Lyric has been on tour with Rah Digga and The Cali Agents, as well as shared the stage with countless others such as Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Dilated Peoples, Elzhi, Rapper Big Pooh, Robert Glasper, Avery*Sunshine just to name a few.
This Emcee, Vocalist, Producer, Drummer hybrid already has cosigns from legends and pioneers such as Sway Calloway, DJ Premier, Chuck D, Ed Lover, Black Thought, & Pharoahe Monch. She independently worked with the late Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest & Esperanza Spalding for her very 1st album titled "Jones St”.
Jones has also appeared on Sirius XM/Shade 45’s “SWAY IN THE MORNING” more than three times as well as others radio platforms.
Her dedication and purist love for Hip Hop led her to produce & curate many showcases nationwide and events such as B.A.R.S. ONLY Live.
Her influences range from Jill Scott, Ledisi, Georgia Anne Muldrow to Foreign Exchange, Nas & Black Thought.
Being a performer as well, she's incredible live and has rocked SXSW, A3C and other festivals a few times. Being one of the only ones in her lane to play drums while rapping, Jones is truly a treat to watch.
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