Hip hop artist Teri “Lyric” Green, fourth runner up in YOBI.tv and Myspace’s first ever “Take the Stage” competition, is as unique as they come. Lyric just did it again this weekend in L.A at the Indie Music Channel Awards she was nominated in 2 categories and swept the competition bringing both awards back to Chicago/Indiana. One for best Rap Song and the second for Best Rap Recording Lyric not only wrote this song, she produced it..
Lyric went from orphan to engineer, becoming emancipated from Jane Adams Hull House in the suburbs of her native Chicago, Illinois at the age of 21. Deciding to overcome the unfortunate hand she had been dealt, Lyric gained her education in technology and engineering and established a career as a computer programmer/broadcast engineer while continuing to pursue her love of music. Her technical knowledge allows her to produce her own music, resulting in a signature sound that is uniquely her own.
Lyric performs spoken-word hip-hop and neo soul. In 2011 her original song, "Can't Back Down", was nominated for song of the year at New York City’s Underground Music Awards. She was chosen as one of the finalists for the Coors Light Sponsored, "Looking for the Coldest" MC competition where her song, "Cold as Ice" was promoted and downloaded over 22,500 times. Lyric’s song “Death of a Poet” was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2011 Music in Media Awards in Hollywood, California. She recently challenged herself to perform on fifty mics in sixty days, a feat that took her across the United States and even to Jamaica. Making her and Independent International Hip Hop artist.
Lyric currently works at Siemen’s Engineering as a computer programmer where she does a variety of jobs from hacking to graphics while singing on the side. At the mere age of 24 Lyric was already the Assistant Chief Engineer at WLEY 107.9 FM in Chicago, IL. She interned at WGN channel 9 as well as worked at WCIU channel 26 in Chicago in their I.T/Engineering departments.