About Lyric Jones
A highly credentialed independent hip-hop artist with an apt stage name, Lyric Jones has been active since the late 2000s, steadily garnering acclaim for her unassuming if authoritative microphone command and equally purposeful rhymes and hooks. Among dozens of singles and featured appearances, she has issued a handful of albums and EPs that range from Jones St. (2011) to Closer Than They Appear (2020). Known foremost as a rapper and singer, Jones is also a drummer and producer and works as a music educator.
Originally from Boston and based in Los Angeles following a formative period in Atlanta, Jones started making headway as a teenager while dual-enrolled in high school and Berklee College of Music. After some guest verses, she made her full-length debut in 2011 with Jones St., a set boasting contributions from the likes of Phife Dawg, Lil John Roberts, and Esperanza Spalding. Jones offered the Love's Trail Mix EP three years later. Another five years passed before a follow-up, but her secondary discography as a guest artist grew considerably, and she issued a few singles highlighted by "Ski Mask Way," on which she connected with inspiration Rah Digga. Two of Jones' biggest releases arrived across 2019 and 2020. First was Ga$ Money, a collaboration with Nameless, followed by Closer Than They Appear, executive produced by Phonte of Little Brother and the Foreign Exchange. ~ Andy Kellman