Chicago-born, Houston-bred poet & 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” & has since received Yahoo Music’s blessings for other thought-provoking songs, “This & That” & “The Motive”, that address meaningless songs & being objectified, respectively.
Today, VannDigital.com brings to you her latest, “Directions”, a duet with Fat Tony that appears on her upcoming full-length ‘Missdirection‘.
Lyric Michelle & 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 & 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, & Cassie Veggies, has been celebrated by AfroPunk, ThaFixx, AllHipHop.com, WSHH, & others and will be performing at this year’s Montreal POP festival in September.
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