Lyricson

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Né en Guinée en 1979, il y fait ses premières classes musicales. À la fin des années 1990, il quitte son pays natal pour émigrer au Liberia. Puis, avec son père ils s’exilent à Boston, aux États-Unis. Après quelques années passées chez un oncle en Caroline du Nord, il a alors 15 ans, il s’installe chez un ami rasta auprès duquel il découvre le rastafarisme. C'est ainsi qu’il commence à chanter régulièrement en passant ses journées entre “playgrounds” et studios de répétition avant de rejoindre son père en Martinique où il enregistre ses premiers morceaux. Depuis la sortie de son dernier EP en date “Get Ready” en 2018, Lyricson continue de travailler d'arrache-pied sur de nouvelles sonorités.

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He made his first musical classes in Guinea and, at the end of the 1990s, left his country to emigrate to Liberia. Then, with his father, they went into exile in Boston, United States. In 2000, the young singer with an eclectic style made his entry into the French musical landscape with the track Seeking for a Better Future on the Quality Streetz compilation, and a performance on the album Touche d’espoir by Assassin. It is under the name Bidji that he performs on the Radio Bemba Sound System tour. As soon as he returned from touring, Lyricson could claim to be an international artist and set off to survey the French stages on his own, sometimes accompanied by Mafia & Fluxy. In 2001, Bad Load, his first reggae hit, appeared on the Reggae Dream compilation. In 2002, the album and live DVD Radio Bemba Sound System by Manu Chao, reissued several times and sold millions of copies worldwide, was released. In 2003, he took part in the album Raval ta joie by the Barcelona collective 08001. The same year he participated in the title Monnaie by Dub Incorporation, which he accompanied during their concerts. Also in 2003, we find him at the invitation of rapper Iris on an EP alongside Iris, Seven and Flynt, on instrumentals from Para One. In 2004, after having multiplied the scenes and collaborations, he produced his first album Born to Go High, partially recorded in Jamaica, with among others a featuring with MC Jean Gab'1. On the other hand, he appears on Passi's Dis hour 2 ragga compilation, with the title This Is My Way. In 2007, released his second album Keep the Faith, an opus of which some titles were released in 45 rpm. In 2008, he recorded Touch my dreams, a track taken from the debut album by rapper Tunisiano from the group Sniper. In 2009, Rockin 'Squat, founding member of Assassin, took him on the band's new tour. At the same time, he has performed solo concerts from South America to West Africa, via Europe. Then, his third album Messaqes was released. In 2012, he recorded the title Warrior on the last album of Afu-Ra, American rapper from the Gang Starr Foundation. Also in 2012, he released Love Therapy directed by Redeyes (Delaunay Xavier), an album of twelve tracks navigating between soul, reggae and RnB. It softens its over-vitaminized flows from the previous album Fearless. To do this, Lyricson has surrounded himself with composers and performers from diverse backgrounds,which explains the varied aspect of this album entirely produced and mixed by Redeyes (Delaunay Xavier) at the O-vnee Music studio. Jamaican artist Veron "Koxx" Dinnall (Supreme NTM, Tonton David, Diam’s, Alpha Blondy…) has composed and recorded vocals on a few tracks. As for the combinations on the album, they are rare and exclusively feminine. In 2016, he recorded the title Over on the album Sur le fil du rasoir by Kool Shen. In 2017, Lyricson released the album “Revolution Time Again” produced by the Digital Cut label and Undisputed Records. Participating in Midnite, Luciano, Takana Zion, Ilements, Aaron Silk and Soul Bang's.