If she’s not on your rap radar, she should be after a listen.. you will dig Jae The Lyoness’s lyrical flow. The east coast rapper/femcee poet tells us about her new EP “Evolve”, her childhood influences and why she do what she do and more please share.
Peace ‘Jae The Lyoness’ where you from?
Hey what’s up! Well, I was born in D.C, then moved to Gaithersburg MD where I graduated from high school, and moved to Baltimore MD where I’ve been ever since.
How long have you been making music?
I have been making music professionally since the age of 19. I’ve been writing and singing since the age of 7.
What was your very first memory of the culture?
My first memory of the culture was watching the video to “Brenda’s Got A Baby” by my father Tupac lol. I thought wow! This hits my heart and I was 1 years old when it came out but I remember watching the video in elementary.
I was like 9. I call him my father because he taught me a lot through his music. I was raised on it. My mom is a SUPER fan. In the world of hip hop, Tupac is my Father, Lauryn Hill is my mother, Cole and Kendrick are my brothers, and Rapsody is my sister. I’ve learned a lot from them.
Whats a favorite song by Pac?
Tupac ft. Anthony Hamilton – Thugz Mansion.
Any music projects we should know about?
Yes, I recently just dropped an Ep titled “Evolve”. It has 8 tracks. Each track shows how I have evolved into the spiritual being that I am but it also tells the stories of my peers and different scenarios of life. “Evolve” is power, it is healing, it is smooth but rough around the edges, it is perfectly imperfect.
Every verse is bar heavy but truthful. It is poetic. This is definitely something people need to hear. Guaranteed elevation to a positive place. It’s available for download and streaming on all major platforms.
Last song you had on repeat??
Heal Me (10:10) (track 4) by me off the new EP “Evolve”..
Where can we purchase your music?
You can find my music here Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music and Google Play.
Any performances coming up?
I am currently working on a School Tour..
I can draw really well and I also make custom shoes. I prefer drawing 90’s cartoons though..
Any last words or shout outs?
I just want to thank all of my fans, my Day ones who have been so supportive and never switched up on me, my manager Evon Uniique of Royal Manifestations LLC, and my Photographer Sandy Groves.
God is the reason I have this gift and no man nor woman can tell me I won’t prosper. Be grateful always and stay humble and watch doors fly open for you when it’s your time. Be patient. Much Love and thank you for having me. I appreciate you! LsUp!!
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