New Music Alert: Lyric Michelle x Fat Tony “Directions” – Prod. Chris Rockaway

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Chicago-born, Houston-bred poet and MC Lyric Michelle falls in the class of artists that value making music with substance. For her 2011 debut, she covered J. Cole’s “Lights Please” and has since received our blessings for other thought-provoking songs, This & That and The Motive,” that address meaningless songs and being objectified, respectively.

Yesterday, Yahoo debuted her latest offering “Directions” featuring Fat Tony, from the upcoming project, “MissDirection.”

Lyric and Fat Tony tap into a real issue for many, the dilemma of lacking direction in life’s pursuits. On the chorus, Lyric sings, “I can’t find the map / I Don’t know where we at / I don’t know where to go from here.”

The bass and piano-driven funk pop track produced by Chris Rockaway is based on Lyric’s life. Lyric’s decision to pursue a career in music did not go over well with her parents who wanted her to take another path. “With traditional Nigerian parents (a fact me and Tony share), I never really felt like I had a choice in how I was supposed to live my life,” she said in a statement to Yahoo Music. “I don’t really blame my parents because they came to this country with nothing and worked their whole life sacrificing for me and my three brothers, hoping we would succeed.”

They should be proud. The artist, who has shared concert bills with Talib Kweli, Travis Scott and Cassie Veggies, has been celebrated byAfroPunk, ThaFixx, Allhiphop.com, WSHH and others and will be performing at this yearsPOP Montreal  festival in September.

@IAmLyric @FatTonyRap

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