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LG (TeamGenius)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"ESU rapper elevates her game tonight"

ESU rapper elevates her game tonight


Posted Apr. 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM

She calls herself Lyrical Genius, "the hottest female artist from Philly."
However, when she takes the stage for the most important show of her fledgling career, it won't be in the City of Brotherly Love, but at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg tonight.
Her friends at East Stroudsburg University know her as Mia Waring, the former basketball player with a penchant for busting rhymes and, before that, throwing parties.
Standing 5-10, the former power forward will be one of the opening acts during the university's big spring show. The hotly anticipated Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky will be the main event.
Waring, who raps under the moniker LG, has performed at the Sherman before, but it took her two years of trying to get on the bill for the university's annual blowout.
To have her skills showcased at this show is a crowning achievement, and a long way from how she got her voice heard during her freshman year via hand-to-hand mix tape sales on campus and open mic events.
"It's going to be a huge crowd. I'm expecting support from my friends and my classmates," said the 22-year-old who is finishing up her senior year.
Waring has slowly created a buzz among her ESU peers. While earning a degree in media communication and technology, she's spent time in her dorm room making music on her laptop.
"I've been working underground in Philadelphia for 11 years now," she said.
When she started college, she began to compile her own mix tapes, or hip-hop music compilations, featuring her and her friends.
Her song "Party in my Dorm Room," was a modest local hit that she recorded for her "ESU College Mix tape Vol. 1." She sold several hundred copies around campus for $5.
For her, school is as important as sports or rapping.
"College has always been in my plans," Waring said. "I'm the first person in my family to go to college."
Waring grew up with three siblings in a one-parent household, shuffling around South Philadelphia, Germantown and North Philadelphia. Music, especially the kind with hip-hop beats, was a staple in her household. She was practicing her rapping from as early as 5, when her mother gave her lyrics to recite for a family reunion. The performer didn't begin to write her own raps until she was 9.
As she entered high school, basketball became her first love and she was a top player at Swenson Arts & Tech High School, scoring over 1,000 points in her career. Waring also won accolades for her skills in track and field. When it came time for college, a chance to continue to play was obvious.
"It was like NBA-status to me," she said about coming to ESU. She saw some action on the court her first year as a Warrior, but decided not to continue playing after her sophomore year. A change in coaching staff was what led her to leave the team. Despite a love for the game "differences" kept her from playing, she said. "Before I came, I was recruited by a different coach." Waring wouldn't elaborate. She scored a total of 213 points in her time with the team.
Still, it's putting words together and not a jump shot that may be her true calling. After her performance this week, Waring will be a part of the Urban Mountain Voices poetry event later this month in East Stroudsburg. For her, rapping is a kind of poetry. "It depends on who you ask," she said.

East Stroudsburg University student Mia Waring aka LG (Lyrical Genius) will be playing the Sherman this Thursday. Melissa Evanko/Pocono Record | East Stroudsburg University student Mia Waring aka LG (Lyrical Genius) will be playing the Sherman this Thursday. - THE POCONO RECORD


Still working on that hot first release.



LG has been Dubbed as “The Hottest Female Artist From Philly” and can now add this debut single to her long list of accomplishments along with playing 3 instruments, writing all of her own material as well as for others in all genres of music such as Rap, R&B and even Gospel. Being the oldest of 4 

children and raised by a single mother LG has overcome many obstacles in her life.


Yet, she has never blamed these circumstances as a reason not to succeed. Instead, she embraces these challenges as a reminder why she must succeed. As a full time College Student, LG began acquiring a following while promoting parties and releasing 2 mixtapes on campus.

LG quickly created a buzz after being discovered by ListenToTheDJ.com while she engaged in a Celebrity freestyle with Ghostface, Sheek Louch, Saigon, Killah Priest & Nature after opening for their WuBlock Concert in September of 2012, which is featured on their website. In the past few months LG has also opened up for, Sheek Louch, Ghostface, Gunplay, Twista, A$AP Rocky, Papoose, Mobb Deep, Saigon, Maino, Rah Diggah & Sean Price.

Now working on her Debut LP “Caught In The Middle” She is Currently in the Studio with Maino affiliated production team PlayBack Music Group and Legendary Producer Frank Nitty (formerly of Track Masters), Noe Doe Network and New comers Sammy Tarantino, Mykal Riley, and Ryan Waring (Raw).

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