Interview: SXSW Recap with Lyriciss

Interview by Mark Noisiri and Travis Phillips

Our SXSW recap series continues with an exclusive interview with Washington D.C.-based indie rapper Lyriciss, who experienced his second time performing at the Austin, TX festival. In this 4 part talk, Lyriciss recounts several stories and encounters, including the controversial presence of major label artists.

Part 1: Arrival & Preparation
Lyriciss takes on one of the longest trips of his life traveling from D.C. to Austin, crashes the SOB Anniversary party with a Kanye West appearance,  and discusses his song choice for his performance sets.

Part 2: Indie vs Mainstream
This year’s SXSW had a different mood due to the presence of major label artists and Lyriciss reflects on the inevitable divide caused by them.

Part 3: Smang It!
Lyriciss shares some strange encounters and an unexpected appearance of a certain viral YouTube rap group.

Part 4: Balancing Act
Hitting the ground running (and driving another 26 hours) after SXSW, Lyriciss talks about the continuation of his critically acclaimed Balance EP series and more.

Follow Lyriciss on Twitter: @Lyriciss

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