The Midwest music industry is one of the most underrated in the nation (well of course with the exclusion of Chicago). Telling someone that there are a bunch of talented well doing musicians out in a state like Iowa would almost sound like a conversation about the rearing of farm animals and the mime of country music. But guess what? The likes of Lyrikal do not just exist as hip hop musicians living in Iowa, he survives and feed his family on money earned from music produced by his entertainment company; The Teknitions LLC manned out of Iowa.
In 2014, the Iowa raised Minnesota native produced and released the Vol 1 of his NoizeMakerz project. This is a project that should be classified as one of the best projects out of the Midwest if given the right attention by the national media community. Lyrikal and The Teknitions toured about 18 cities performing songs off the project and sold Merchandise branded after the project on the NoizeMakerz tour in the summer of 2014. Word on the streets has it that some boobs were signed and it is on record that a good number of CDs and merchandise were also sold on the tour.
Ever since, the fast rising artist and producer has been growing and strengthening the wheels of his production company; The Teknitions LLC. This earned him the reputation of opening for Tech9ne’s tour two years in a row and he is again on the Strictly Strange Tour 17.
Just shortly after coordinating the release of the Q1 mixtape for his team, Lyrikal is officially announcing the release of his forthcoming project billed to drop in the summer of 2017 with a single titled “All about the Pay” featuring Nigerian born USA based Afro Pop music head – Ajofe StreetMic AKA StreetMic Tha Virus.
All about the pay x-rays the struggles of these two young men in achieving life goals and meeting family needs. It tells stories of victory over past travails and the continuous strife of securing a better tomorrow.