‘Learn Something’ and ‘Can U Relate’ are two of Lyrikal’s well-known singles from Trinidad. He is well known for his provocative songs, which primarily address social and political topics. Through his songs, he has expressed his dissatisfaction with Trinidad’s political failures and brought up a number of delicate subjects pertaining to the oppression of particular groups in society. He has had five nominations for the Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago Awards throughout his musical career, and in 2015, he won the People’s Choice Most Popular Single award. Lyrikal, who used to sing in the church choir and in school productions, decided to make music his career as a result of his family’s financial struggles. His upbringing and the society he lived in are reflected in his music. He first put out two mixtapes called “RMFAO” and “O.C.D,” and then he put out two albums called “The Journey” (2016) and “All or Nothing” (2018).
Career of Lyrikal
Lyrikal used to sing in the church choir when he was a small child. Hip-hop, reggae, and disco were just a few of the musical styles that greatly influenced him. He used to listen a lot to great performers like Bob Marley, Shabba Ranks, and Buju Banton and is a huge lover of them. His own musical approach was significantly influenced by their music. Lyrikal attentively observed Snoop Dogg’s performances and was inspired to start making hip-hop music. He started honing his rapping sand delivery techniques as a result. As his interest in hip-hop expanded, he also kept up with Wu Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, and Tupac Shakur.
He entered into a contract with the record company Tuck Tyght, the same one that also signed Double K, Andre Blaze, and Mack Gee. He recorded around thirty tracks as part of his solo project called “The Escalator Project” in 2006. However, he was unable to release the project because of a lack of management and sponsors. While he received a lot of positive feedback for some of the singles and played them at local concerts, none were able to provide him the widespread notoriety he yearned for.
His debut mixtape, ‘R.M.F.A.O’ (Rappin’ My Fuckin’ Ass Off), was released in 2013 on the Xcel Music label. The mixtape was an instant hit and brought him a ton of positive feedback. Additionally, the audience praised it. 2014 saw the release of his subsequent mixtape, “OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.” It featured well-known tracks like “Focused.” He has also made a number of covers of popular songs, like “Tom Ford” by Jay-Z, “Pound Cake” by Drake, and “Rap God” by Eminem, which have kept him popular in the music industry.
Individual Life of Lyrikal
Regarding the rock singer’s real name, there is some uncertainty. On the 14th of September 1983, while traveling to the Nigerian province of Aba, Abia, in the southeast, Lyrikal was born as either Devon Martin or Jesse James Enoch. He and his family relocated to Port Harcourt during his boyhood because his father, a public official, was sent there. He finished his primary education at Port Harcourt before enrolling at the University of Lagos to pursue his higher education. He did, however, leave school after barely a year due to financial issues. He returned to his hometown and started taking music seriously. His musical career began when he began singing and performed at neighborhood block parties and talent shows.
Lyrikal Net Worth
One of the wealthiest and most well-known performers of world music is Lyrikal. Our research of Lyrikal’s net worth from Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insider revealed a $5 million figure.