Music is her breath of fresh air,” close friends say about Lyric Jones. The Jones musical repertoire includes rapping, playing drums, singing, writing, producing and even DJ-ing a little. She dips into jazz, neo-soul and mainly hip-hop. But whatever she’s doing, she brings a presence like no other.
“All I want is the exhilaration of being on a stage,” Jones said. Her hunger definitely shows. She’s hungry for the crowd to feel her music as deeply as she does, her powerful, message-conscious lyrics spilling out of the speakers.
Indeed she “makes 'em have a Jones for Lyric”, being passionate, multi-faceted and strives to be indispensable. “Why not do it all? Why can’t I be an emcee, soul singer and jazz drummer? Music is music, I love Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul, so the world is gonna see it, know it and hear it.”
Originally from Boston MA, LJ began singing first. At a very young age, her first stints were in church, talent shows and community choirs . As a high school student, she was joint enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston; spent three years participating in their summer and academic year programs. It was at Berklee where Jones was known as everyone's “lil sis”, sponged from everyone and polished her natural ability as a performer and drummer and as an emcee.
Jones then moved to Georgia to study journalism full-time at The University of Georgia. At the same time in full pursuit of her music career as a hip hop artist; driving back and forth from Atlanta to Athens almost every weekend to rock various stages & festivals. On the mic, she's continuously gaining new fans and with her addictive energy and a stage presence that is beyond her years. Now living in Los Angeles and recently toured with Cali Agents, Jones' displays nothing but consistency in her grind. She's hard to miss, always smiling with her “Girl Next Door” aura. Lyric Jones is all things music, clearly a lover of all genres. Her influences range from Jill Scott, Ledisi, Georgia Anne Muldrow to Foreign Exchange, Nas & Pharoahe Monch.
This Emcee, Vocalist, Producer, Drummer hybrid already has cosigns from Sway Calloway, Chino XL, Fabolous, and Statik Seletah. She's independently worked with Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Esperanza Spalding and J-Live for her 1st album , "Jones St". Her song "Reasons Why" was picked up on MTV.com in 2013 and most recently she appeared on Sway In The Morning's "GET IN THE GAME" segment and won due to popular listener approval. She's incredible live as well and has rocked SXSW, A3C and other festivals a few times. Being one of the only one's in her lane to play drums while rapping, Jones is truly a treat to watch.