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Conversations with Shay Lyriq

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shay Lyriq.

Hi Shay, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Initially, I started doing music while in the studio with my big cousin. But officially, I started recording my first records and freestyles at Northwest Missouri State University, where I graduated from.

My first performance was at Miss Black and Gold Pageant at my school and then I started going to One Mic Stand at Awaze in Kansas City where I gained most of my traction.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has not been a smooth road at all. Heck, it still isn’t smooth. If it was up to me, I would have a lot more visuals out and a broader catalog. But with life taking its turns, I have had to take the back seat a couple of times.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Rapper and I specialize in Lyricism. I am most proud of how I am able to come alive on a record and truly express myself. I am also proud of how strong of a writer I am and how well I can rap. I take my craft very seriously and take a lot of pride in what I do.

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I think there is a big shift in the industry. The demand for female rap is booming and so the demand for fresh faces and new talent will be expected. The bare minimum will not be accepted and the consumers are going to want something different. I think the people are bored now so they’re gonna want people to really step up their sound.


  • $250 for a verse
  • $350 for a verse and a hook

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