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Pretty Lyon

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE | AFTRA

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2007
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Pretty Lyon

Boldly gaming for hip-hip eminence, Pretty Lyon stacks hook-lined tracks into a rap masterpiece on her new album, ‘Good Girl, Bad Habits’, a smash release from a fantastically gifted artist.

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Every once in a while you come across something to dope to pass by, and end up playing it back like five more times. Okay, maybe thats just me, but I had one of those moments today when I first stumbled across “To The Floor” a new track from a conglomerate of talented up and coming artists from NYC.

Karma P, Pretty Lyon, Automatic The Cannibal and Dynasty, who sings the hook and produced the cut, all come together for something dope, refreshing, and lyrically solid. Each artist shows off their respective and impressive talents, effortlessly ripping apart the beat and giving us something nice and new to rock with. Don’t sleep on, and damn sure count on hearing more from them. - Thee Jesse James


Pretty Lyon is a female MC hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Her unique style definitely sets her apart from her competition. With a new single out "Why" her career is steadily growing and we got a chance to speak with her. Take a trip into her world and and you will see why her empire is growing.


IAMTHEINFLUENC: When did you realize that making music was what you wanted to do.

Pretty Lyon: I have always been into entertaining. From a young age my mom got me involved with dance, piano, ice skating and a slew of other things, so the love for music from all aspects has been apart of me for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until college that I decided I wanted to be apart of music but from the creating side.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who in the game currently or in the past inspire you.
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Pretty Lyon: I support all current artist who were able to make break troughs in the industry but you gotta give respect to those who came before us especially since the industry was so different before. My inspirations include but are not limited to Michael Jackson, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliot, Left Eye, Lil Kim, and Jay Z.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What would you consider your genre or what type of artist are you.

Pretty Lyon: Hmmm, I would say I am the new Hip-Hop/ R&B/ Pop sensation. I literally have so many sounds and can channel different feelings when I’m creating. My songs always have my signature on it but you never know what you may hear.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What was the most memorable moment you have had thus far as a artist.

Pretty Lyon: There a few. I received awards for best album of the year, song of the month, 1,000,000 views on an interview I did for one of my songs “Can’t break me” as well as a couple of other awards. I’d have to say being recognized for my hard work, is so rewarding and puts me in a place to continue doing what I love.


Can't Break Me (feat. Lenisha Nelson) - Pretty Lyon



IAMTHEINFLUENC: What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced so far.

Pretty Lyon: I started off in a rap duo called DT DoubleTrouble, consisted of me and my best friend Royal T. We decided to split due to our interests being different and with the split meant I had to pretty much start over. I had to recreate myself, my brand and rebuild my fan base. That was definitely hard for me. Its also very hard being a female in a male dominated industry. I have to always remind myself to stick to being me, be strong minded, be knowledgeable and demand a certain level of respect from the males I come across and have the opportunity to work with.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: When creating a new song,what gets the ideas rolling.

Pretty Lyon: I usually let the beat tell me what to do. I know it may sound weird LOL but if you really listen to an instrumental, it tells you the mood, it gives you a flow to build off of and once I get that going, a ton of topics usually come to mind. Then it gets a little tricky, because at that point I’ve gotta narrow it down.
Who have you worked with so far. Who would you like to work with.

Pretty Lyon: I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with a couple of upcoming artist like King Karma, Brookz, Suicide Inf, Lenisha Nelson, Automatic the Cannibal, and a few others. Some artist I’d like to work with are Dave East, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, Tink, Chris Brown, Curren$y, the list can go on and on.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Your most recent single "Why" is nothing short of amazing. What inspired you to create this song.



"WHY" Pretty Lyon


Pretty Lyon: Thank you, I appreciate that. I finally 100% trusted myself. “Why” came from a personal experience. I rarely ever let my fans see my vulnerable side but once I did the track and got the feedback I did, I am beginning to trust myself more and who knows my next couple of single may bring the same feeling.

https://soundcloud.com/pretty-lyon/why
IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is you viewpoint on the industry right now.

Pretty Lyon: I think the industry is over saturated right now. Everyone is a rapper and it doesn’t take much to be highlighted. For example, before it was never okay to be mediocre, your goal was always to be great and you wouldn’t be accepted and your music wasn’t getting played unless you were great. Artist need to get back to making music that will create longevity and not a just for right now buzz.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Looking back over all of you accomplishments, what was the biggest thing you accomplished.

Pretty Lyon: My music has become international! I have people from Africa, the UK, Argentina contacting me to show love and support as well as work. That's major in my eyes.


Good Girl Bad Habits (G.G.B.H) - Pretty Lyon


IAMTHEINFLUENC: Last but not least what would you like to tell all of your fans a sell as some inspiration for those trying to make a come up in the game.

Pretty Lyon: Before you can convince anyone to believe in you and support your movement, you have to whole heartedly believe in yourself. Its okay to take notes from other artist, but always stick to what you know. Don’t be afraid to be the one out of millions to take that leap of faith to create your own lane. Take a moment to think of all the great artist of any time period…..They created something that was undoubtedly AMAZING. Be you, be creative, be consistent, &; be unapologetic. ~Pretty Lyon~ - IAmTheInfluenc


We got a chance to catch up with Pretty Lyon. Check the interview out below.


When did you start rapping?

- I started rapping 6 years ago with my best friend Royal T. We created the group DT DoubleTrouble before I went solo.

Do you have a team of producers or production team?

-Yes I do, Solo Creators, MackCali Productions (visuals) and Silk City Lab Productions are where the majority of my magic is created.

How do you feel about the climate for females in hip hop right now?

-Its pretty cold lol. When it comes to female hip hop artist, there are tons and tons of extremely talented women out there but now more than before, females aren't being let into the top tiers of the game. Either that or we just aren't coming hard enough, which i don't think is the case.



Nicki Minaj was the only female rapper nominated for Grammy how do you feel about that?

- Hmm to be nominated for a Grammy, means you put in that WORK! I can say that Nicki Minaj's work ethic is phenomenal so it is well deserved. Thinking of the current female rappers, I honestly can't think of anyone else that should have been nominated along side Nicki.

Whats the next steps for your movement?

- MARKETING! Really just getting my name, my face and of course my music to a larger crowd. I've found my voice and I'm at the point where going to events, networking and being consistent is a major key.

What makes your music unique?

- At first listen, my voice is captivating and refreshing. You can tell its raw authentic talent. I don't continuously rap about your typical "female rapper" topics, I tell stories, I give you something to relate to, I give you fun, you know, just a well rounded package. I am not one to boast but MOST female rappers can't do what I do but I am diverse I can do what they do (if I wanted to) & still be true to the lane I'm creating.





Why do you think its so hard for females in hip hop?

- Its always been a male dominated industry. As a male artist, you don't have the same stipulations a female does. It's like walking on egg shells. As a female artist & a rapper at that, we have to not only have bars, flow, and good music but then we have to maintain a certain level of respect. You have to watch what you say, how you say it, what you wear, who you associate yourself with, your attitude (being stern and knowledgeable can come off as you being bitchy) and sooooo much more. I've heard the opinions of female rappers from a male perspective and lets just say we would have a whole lot to talk about if we address that. Lol

Do you want to sign with a label or do the indie thing for a while?

-While being indie is the new wave and in my opinion is one of the best routes to take if you have the right resources, when it comes to my current situation, I totally wouldn't mind being signed to a major label. Of course the deal has to be right but yea I am almost certain a label will be able to solve the minor issues I'm facing.

Do you have any events coming up?

-Yes, March 10th, I am hosting a party at Stage 48 in NYC, each and every Friday night, from 8pm-10pm, I am one of the radio personalities at F.L.O Empire, Were Radio. My team are in the works of setting up shows in the tri-state area. Everyday is something new, so please stay to up to date with my movement.



How can people find you online?

-www.soundcloud.com/pretty-lyon, www.IAmPrettyLyon.com, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, Facebook- @IAMPRETTYLYON

Do you have any shout outs?

-Shout out to my team 2borosEnt, SoloCreators, MackCali Productions, SLC Productions, my WERERadio Fam, each and every upcoming artist really grinding and of course Shout out to everyone who genuinely believes in me and supports me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! - Antoine King


Discography

Debut Album : Good Girl Bad Habits #GGBH
Release Date : August 8, 2014

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Pretty Lyon, a Brooklyn native sets the bar high for female rappers all over. She leaves a mark with her fans by using her unique style, witty and fun lyrics and her amazing dance moves. With a lot of experience under her belt, she has managed to grace the stage with opening acts for Young Jeezy, Trina and Travis Porter. Her album entitled Good Girl Bad Habits has been recognized and awarded with “Album of the Month” in February 2015 by Akademia and she also received “Single of the Year” for her song called “To the Floor” by The Independent Music Awards. The world should be on the lookout for this young, talented, energetic beauty. She’s leaving her prints on everything she touches, awaiting the right moment to release her roar!

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