Lerix is a Brooklyn based rapper whose style and sound exemplifies his personal slogan “A little bit nerd and a little bit street.” Lerix’s love for hip-hop started at the age of 12, thanks to the influence of his older cousin, Hank Love, who was the co-host and DJ for 105.9’s “Hank love and Half-Pint show.” During those years, Lerix gained an affinity for artists with diverse lyrical content and creativity.
Following in the footsteps of his musical influences, Lerix developed a style that is unique, energetic and creative. Taking part in many open mics and showcases throughout New York, Lerix gained the attention of an A&R reps, but decided it was more important to keep his independence instead of being told what kind of music to make.
Taking a break from music, Lerix worked full-time while attending school at New York University for computer science. Not happy with the direction this path was taking him in, Lerix decided to follow his passion and switched his focus back to writing and recording music.
His debut E.P. “New Heights”, gained the attention of many music websites and blogs, earning him the opportunity to perform at various venues and events in and out of New York, including the “Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival” and “SXSW.” Lerix continues to release music and perform live, while his acclaim and fan base continuously grows.
LP - "8th Street"
EP - "Dinner with Jack Donaghy"
EP - "Audio Arcade"
EP - "New Heights"
LP - "A Nightmare on Your Street Vol.1" **Featured**
LP - "In Plane Site" **Featured**
LP- "Rise of the Fallen 1,2 &*3" **Featured**
LP- "Girls I Gave My Heart To" **Featured**
10. Another Round
Lerix - Her Insane Wolrd
3. Great Mind
Lerix - Maaan Listen
04. Space Bound
4. Let the beat bang
7. Rich & Famous
03. I'm Gone
Up and coming look: It's a (w)rap!
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Just got word of this dude Lerix, he recently released a mixtape titled “It’s a (w)Rap!” His style i...Just got word of this dude Lerix, he recently released a mixtape titled “It’s a (w)Rap!” His style is lyrical and progressive, reminiscent of the “golden era” of hip hop. Turns out this blog is doing work, I was contacted by one of Lerix’s reps and took a closer look. Its nice mixing it up here and there and finding some new stuff. He’s catching some wind out in Brooklyn and I think this dude has a chance to get even bigger. Anyway here’s the mixtape:
[Music] Lerix – This Is Me
"...there’s no denying the musical talent and direction is there. Dope music!"
Lerix - It's A (W)rap Mixtape
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I just received an email from H.Dinero promoting a Brooklyn based emcee by the name of Lerix. I deci...I just received an email from H.Dinero promoting a Brooklyn based emcee by the name of Lerix. I decided to listen to Don't Quit Your Day Job and I must admit that Lerix is very talented. His mixtape (located below) gets the Praverb.net stamp of approval. Here at Praverb.net we showcase up and comers and people who present good music (Lerix has lyrics hehe).
Lerix – “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” + Mixtape Download
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I like the lyricism that Lerix is putting down. He’s been co-signed on by my Killer Beez fam. To swe...I like the lyricism that Lerix is putting down. He’s been co-signed on by my Killer Beez fam. To sweeten the pot, I wanted you to listen to his new cut, “Don’t Quit Your Day Job“. If you dig that, check out his new mixtape, “It’s A (W)rap“. Tell me what you think?
Lerix – It’s A (w)Rap (Mixtape)
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I found out about this dude earlier today, downloaded the mixtape on my Blackberry, and have enjoyed...I found out about this dude earlier today, downloaded the mixtape on my Blackberry, and have enjoyed the hell outta it. He’s pretty good and I support him. You all should download this mixtape and find out for yourself. Don’t take my word for it… check it yourself. While you’re at it, hit up his Myspace. I’ll be posting a review of this mixtape soon.
Lerix – Un-(W)Raps: The Mixtape
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The big homie Lerix compiled all his dope Un-Wraps tracks into one nice and neat mixtape. You should...The big homie Lerix compiled all his dope Un-Wraps tracks into one nice and neat mixtape. You should download this cuz yours truly has a nice interlude/drop on it. Still, Lerix is dope and I’ve told you that before. Check out this mixtape and get ready for a nice look from both of us.
Interview w/ Lerix
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This is the first interview for Undergroundfuzion.com and I have the pleasure to have interviewed th...This is the first interview for Undergroundfuzion.com and I have the pleasure to have interviewed the homie, Lerix. He has been sending me music every week for the past couple of months. He has recently dropped the Un-(W)raps mixtape just recently so now was the perfect time for everybody to see exactly who is Lerix.
UF: For the people who don't know who you are, tell the people your name and where you from?
Lerix: What’s up people! My name is Lerix, hailing out of Brooklyn, New York City.
UF: How did you get started in music?
Lerix: I was always into music as a kid but I was into hip hop music big time! I started rhyming when I was 15 years old, just messing around freestyling and recording verses on a tape deck with some friends. I fell in love it ever since.
UF: For everybody that hasn't heard your music before, explain your sound and style to them.
Lerix: My music is intelligent, witty and fun. I’m a hip hop head to the core man, metaphors, punchlines, I’m all about it! Lol
UF: There has been a long list of great emcees to come out of New York, especially Brooklyn, how have they influenced you and what sets you apart from them?
Lerix: Most of the emcees out of Brooklyn really capture the essence of hip hop. The artists I look up too know how to walk the line between music that’s entertaining and full of substance.
UF: I have read that at one point the ups and downs of the music made you stop rapping, what was going on in your head during that time?
Lerix: That time was crazy because a bunch of things were going on in my life both personal & professional. To be honest, I wasn’t mature enough to deal with the business side of music at the time, so my attitude was “Fuck it all! I’m out”
UF: During your time off from rapping what inspired to get back into it?
Lerix: My inspiration was not having the passion for anything else the way I did for music. I call it “the day I unplugged from the matrix” cause one random day I came to the realization that this is what I want to do.
UF: Since the music industry is always changing where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Lerix: I see myself doing what I’m doing now but on a grander scale, making quality music I know that will never change, I love what I do.
UF: Since it seems like everybody wants to be a rapper these days what advice would you give someone that is looking to get into this industry?
Lerix: That’s the truth! I would say if your talented and love what you doing then get ready to work hard, it’s a real hustle, also surround yourself with people that have the same mentality as you that way you can all help each other to the top.
UF: Who are some of your musical influences in the industry?
Lerix: My musical influences change all the time, right now I’m digging Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye, J.Cole & Nipsey Hussle.
UF: What are some of the projects that you are currently working on now?
Lerix: Right now im working with Megatron from Hailmegatron.net on a mixtape compilation of artist from different areas like NY, DC, LA and NC. It’s going be real dope working with all those artists. I’m also working with my man Thirsty McGurk again on his new mixtape dropping in November.
UF: Who in the industry do you pattern yourself after? If any and why?
Lerix: I honestly wouldn’t know, I look up to different people for different qualities, like personality, drive, work ethic, lyrics etc. It’s like a giant inspiration monster.
UF: Since the New Year is right around the corner what are some of your plans for 2010?
Lerix: 2010 I’m dropping “It’s a (w)rap...again” I’ve been working on it for a little while writing and recording songs. I’m treating it like an album more than a mixtape, I’m sure people are going to appreciate the quality when it drops.
I would like to think Lerix for taking time out of his busy schedule to have this interview with me.
Lerix feat. Shane Eli - Show and Prove
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Here's some new music that I was sent, courtesy of Lerix. A Brooklyn based rapper that brings someth...Here's some new music that I was sent, courtesy of Lerix. A Brooklyn based rapper that brings something new and fresh to the over crowded genre that is Hip Hop. "Show and Prove" features the rising star that is Shane Eli and the songstress that is Kamilah."Show and Prove" is taken from Lerix's forthcoming album New Heights, which will be released this summer and can be downloaded for FREE below.
Acapella with Lerix
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I’ve been working closely with Lerix who is one of the most charismatic, and talented emerging artis...I’ve been working closely with Lerix who is one of the most charismatic, and talented emerging artist/song writers I have met. His passion and energy for music drives people to keep moving forward. Lerix was born with the mic and it shows in his music. I proposed the idea to showcase raw previews of him for people to connect with the artist from a different perspective. This is the first video with more on the way, enjoy!
Lerix - Bright Lights
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Another hot one from my boy outta BK. The lyrics are obviously not an issue for Lerix and the beat i...Another hot one from my boy outta BK. The lyrics are obviously not an issue for Lerix and the beat is well..amazing. Check it out! New Heights!
The Guest Feature: LErix
" This is one of the hottest new artists I've heard in some time."
On the Radar: Oreo Jones, J. Bookinz, Lerix and More
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Lerix is another emcee to keep on the radar, I've posted some of his stuff before, and he's got a ne...Lerix is another emcee to keep on the radar, I've posted some of his stuff before, and he's got a new EP coming out in May. This is the first leak.
Download of the week Lerix - new single - Animated
Lerix a Brooklyn based emcee i nice New Single i like this shit so you such phuqs with this one.
Lerix - Another Day
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Lerix is an up-and-coming artist hailing from Brooklyn New York who will be releasing his fourth pro...Lerix is an up-and-coming artist hailing from Brooklyn New York who will be releasing his fourth project titled New Heights this November but in the meantime he wants you to check out “Another Day” which will be featured on the project. Hopefully this gives you a glimpse into the sound and style of Lerix. Lookout for his upcoming EP to drop right here on ImFlashy in November.
Lerix Feat. Shane Eli & Thirsty McGurk: Hustle Hard
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Brooklyn-based rapper Lerix reveals the second single off his upcoming mixtape “New Heights”slated f...Brooklyn-based rapper Lerix reveals the second single off his upcoming mixtape “New Heights”slated for release later on this fall. The song was produced by none other than The Best Kept Secret.
Lerix – Another Day
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Brooklyn based hip-hop artist, Lerix, just released his newest single, “Another Day.” The track is a...Brooklyn based hip-hop artist, Lerix, just released his newest single, “Another Day.” The track is an ode to all the hard working people out there that’s grinding to their dreams. We’ve all had that feeling of “Another day, Another dollar” knowing that with every day we work we are getting one step closer to achieving our dreams. Lerix will be releasing his 4th project titled “New Heights” this November. Stay tuned, his flow reminds me of other hip hop heavy weights like Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul
Lerix - Another Day
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"We know its been a long time coming but Lerix is finally back with a new single off of his upcoming..."We know its been a long time coming but Lerix is finally back with a new single off of his upcoming EP New Heights titled "Another Day"
Hump Day Hip Hop – Lerix
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“I had never heard of Lerix before 8:20am on October 18, 2010. This is the exact moment my phone st...“I had never heard of Lerix before 8:20am on October 18, 2010. This is the exact moment my phone started buzzing on the nightstand to alert me of an email in my inbox. Argh. The email turned out to be from a promoter for a Brooklyn-based hip hop artist by the name of (you guessed it) Lerix. I don’t like to be woken up so when I got to my computer I immediately tossed the email into the garbage. Take that Sleep Ruiner!”
Feeling a little better this morning and looking for some new music to write about, I dug the email out of the garbage and clicked on the link. What I found was some decent hip hop. Below are a few of my favourite songs from his upcoming EP ‘New Heights‘, released this November. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
Download Lerix - Another Day
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“Another Day” is an ode to all the hard working people out there that’s grinding to their dreams. W... “Another Day” is an ode to all the hard working people out there that’s grinding to their dreams. We’ve all had that feeling of “Another day, Another dollar” knowing that with every day we work we are getting one step closer to achieving our dreams.
Lerix will be releasing his 4th project titled New Heights this November.
Short Review: Lerix – Dinner With Jack Donaghy EP
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With a similar style to Childish Gambino, Indie Hip-Hop artist Lerix has released a new EP titled Di...With a similar style to Childish Gambino, Indie Hip-Hop artist Lerix has released a new EP titled Dinner with Jack Donaghy. Jack, of course, is Alec Baldwin’s character on the Tina Fey-helmed sitcom 30 Rock. And Lerix, of course, is making waves in Brooklyn and elsewhere.
For anyone who is already a fan of Childish Gambino, you will find Lerix’ style similar. Full of clever pop culture references, nuanced wordplay and intriguing rhymes, Dinner with Jack Donaghy is a tidy half hour that left this reviewer wanting more.
The EP opens with a short intro (dubbed “Overture”) which leads to “New Season,” a strong lead-off introducing Lerix to the listener. The song is structured in three parts, each taking the groove up a notch with a style recalling the pioneering Sugarhill Gang.
Each track has its own feel, but there is nothing scattered or slipshod about the EP; similar to Gambino, Lerix blends different styles seamlessly, with different tempos working together. Lyrically, Lerix embraces the boastfulness inherent in hip-hop without sounding insincere or derivative, while occasionally blending humor (as in the song “The Girl From the Other Night” with the refrain “paranoid but I know I’m right/there’s something weird about that girl from the other night”) and painful honesty (as in the penultimate track “Another Round”).
Lerix has said of the EP that he was trying to “…caricature myself through song. I always want to push the envelope enough that it takes my listeners somewhere new and at the same time makes them feel at home.” To listen and decide if Lerix has accomplished this goal for yourself, check him out at lerixmusic.com. You can download the EP at his bandcamp page.
Lerix – Dinner With Jack Donaghy (EP Review)
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Dinner With Jack Donaghy Been following Brooklyn emcee Lerix for a while now. He is great with h...Dinner With Jack Donaghy
Been following Brooklyn emcee Lerix for a while now. He is great with his rhyme game and his music always delivers. Recently, he dropped his highly anticipated EP, Dinner With Jack Donaghy, much to the delight of his fans. Last year he began to create a buzz for the project with the release of the single “Another Round.” Lerix shared in a previous interview that his goal with this EP was to create a caricature of himself while paying tribute to one of his favorite tv characters, Jack Donaghy. So how did he do? Let’s explore a couple of tracks and find out.
The production here is first-rate. It contains an array of light sounds and a relaxed vibe. The hook is on point as well. Lerix has a clean melodic delivery and the lyrics are quality. The verses are good. Lerix comes with a smooth flow, clever wordplay, and premium lyrics. He does an impressive job of acknowledging those who doubt him while at the same time letting them know that they don’t really matter. He spits: “I’m sorry I can’t hear ya. Can’t hear ya partners either. And I can’t stay, I only stopped cause I was taking a breather. Off I go, I’m gone like a jet. On to the next, no slow mo running. Like I don’t got time, like I’m rocking the red tight suit in the lightning logo. In a flash, it could go away.” Those are some pretty slick rhymes right there. Overall, this song is a hit and a great inclusion for the beginning of the EP.
The production here is hot. It has a low heavy bass, a few sound effects, and an intense vibe. The hook is ill too. The delivery is unique with an ominous haunting touch added to the vocals. The lyrics are dope and memorable. The verses are top notch. Lerix has an immaculate flow, witty wordplay, and insane lyrics. What is so intriguing about this cut is that it shows a darker side to the emcee. He usually takes on a lighter tone and is about having fun. This time around he is more brooding and serious. The change up works though, as Lerix goes IN from start to finish. Also, love the various references to popular superheroes and things related to them. That took a lot of creativity to pull off. Standout lines include: “The reason for my meanness, really nothing specific. No trauma from my father or my mama, I’m just devilish. No amount of reasoning could bring this to a settlement. The lust for power got me. I got a taste and loved it. So I’m gonna use any means, cause I want it all or nothing. So who want to be starting something? Believe me I will end it. Long as my heart keeps pumping, my evil knows no limits.” Those are sick lines that make quite the statement. In the end, this song is a banger and the favorite off of the EP.
The production here is choice. It features a slight knock, a snapping sound, and a mellow street vibe. The hook is noteworthy. Lerix has a charismatic delivery and his lyrics are crafty. The verses are excellent. Lerix has an effortless flow laced with a hint of arrogance. Also, he has stellar wordplay and fire rhymes. That serious and confident persona from the previous track, appears here too. Except this time it’s more in a hood fashion as opposed to sinister. Once again, Lerix owns the switch though. Highlight lines from the verses include: “And these here are just the samples. I been cooking in my kitchen. I’m a bad muthaf—er. Heisenberging on these b—hes. Got it down to a science. Ya’ll just asking, hoping, wishing. Everybody want to eat but no one want to do the dishes. I’m a boss, I’m a chef, quarterback, and I’m the ref. I just call ‘em like I see ‘em, let these players do the rest. I just focus with my team. And we turning up the tempo. Cause ain’t no I in we(Wii) unless you talking bout Nintendo.” Lerix spit that flame in those lines. All in All, this track is a winner and another favorite off of the project.
**My Two Cents: This is my favorite EP from Lerix to date. The production was incredible and his rhyming
CM Talks to Lerix on NYU, SXSW & His New EP
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Hip-hop artist Lerix described his music in one word: emotional. Before you start thinking of Boyz I...Hip-hop artist Lerix described his music in one word: emotional. Before you start thinking of Boyz II Men and Adele, Lerix asks that you let him explain.
“I mean that in a sense of however I’m feeling at that moment is what I’ll capture,” he said. “No one song or no five songs really describe who I am as a person. It’s just like anything, one day you’re feeling great and the next day you’re feeling not so great.”
Lerix graduated from New York University in 2009, after working two jobs alongside his college career. He said students pursuing music professionally should expect many sleepless nights, especially if they are trying to balance a regular life.
Having a support system is essential to keeping sanity and staying creative. “Get a good team around you with people that believe in what you’re doing,” Lerix said. “You want to have people you can go to the studio with and bounce ideas off of.”
The inspirations for Lerix’s music can come from walking the streets of his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, or simply watching a movie. How he perceives everyday experiences influences about 90 percent of his music, whether he’s directly involved or a third party.
“Being from Brooklyn, you come from a place where being lyrical is important, and I try to keep those roots as much as possible in my music,” Lerix said. “If I’m noticing a fight or if I’m noticing people loving each other or whatever, I just take that and put it into the music, and it inspires me.”
In the past two years, he has released three EPs and performed at festivals like South By Southwest and Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Lerix’s will release his newest EP, “Dinner with Jack Donaghy” mid-November. You can listen the single “Another Round” below.
Tyler Horn, a junior from Xavier University, can hear multiple genres of music within Lerix’s style, which contributes to high energy and pop-like beats, similar to artist Chiddy Bang.
“Lyrically he makes several mentions to people that feel like outcasts, and seeing as college is a place where people are trying to discover themselves, that would appeal to a college audience,” he said.
Greg “G-three3” Gibson, a freshman at the International Academy of Design and Technology, thinks the versatility of Lerix’s music adapts to college students’ varied lifestyles. “He comes with that edge that gives those people what they’re looking for when they club, [listen to] iPods and mp3 [players], or CDs in the car,” he said.
Currently studying digital media production, Gibson noticed that artists and music labels from all genres are building fan bases through social media, bypassing typical methods. “Social media can take you to fame with no radio play,” he said.
Lerix is a self-described “tech nerd,” juggling profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus, all while maintaining his website. Open communication with fans is extremely important to Lerix, and social media provides him with an avenue to speak freely without third-part influence. “They can see I’m an actual, real person. If you [tweet] at me and I see it, I will answer you,” he said. “It makes it [the conversation] more organic.”
Authenticity is valued among music professionals, so Lerix strives to keep his own voice unique. Recently, Lerix has been listening to Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D., and Childish Gambino, because they are true to themselves. However, Lerix doesn’t listen to hip hop when he’s creating his own music, because he doesn’t want other artists to influence him too heavily.
Despite the inherent ingenuity in any industry, Lerix advised aspiring musicians to keep networking because for every jerk you meet, there are two great people looking to support you.
“Never stop. I know it sounds corny, but just never, never give up,” he said. “Never compromise. Keep tunnel vision going, and from then on, you’re great.”
Lerix: Dinner With Jack Donaghy (Album Review)
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In an age where new rappers are born every day, and a new project comes out daily, it’s hard for any...In an age where new rappers are born every day, and a new project comes out daily, it’s hard for any new artist to distinguish themselves amongst the crowd. This is especially difficult now that rap has taken a hipster path. Clothes, marijuana, women and partying, have the game in a full nelson. Don’t forget the endless amount of the swag that supposedly every rapper has. Despite raps new sound, there must be a balance between the light hearted hipster commercial inspired music and the more lyrical underground scene. This is where upcoming Brooklyn rapper Lerix comes into the play.
The Brooklyn artist releases his “30 Rock” inspired EP, entitled Dinner with Jack Donaghy. Lerix has found his comfort zone and creates a sound which should help separate himself from the endless wave of new rappers. Even though he lacks much of the grittiness that many hardcore underground fans love, he sounds authentic and his lyrics aren’t overly saturated with materialistic ideals. What Lerix lacks in lyrical depth, he makes up for in his ability to craft good songs. Tracks such as “I’m Gone”, “Space Bound”, and “Another Round”, are the best display of Lerix in his purest form.
Lerix is constantly improving and if he remains on the same path it’s no reason why he shouldn’t blow. However, tracks such as “Villain’s Song” and “Unapologetic” sound indistinguishable and reveal a weak point in Lerix abilities. In the grand of scheme things, Lerix has the sound and confidence to make a name for himself. It should only be a matter of time before he starts buzzing.
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