UK, London, 25/01/03, as we enter a brand new year of uncertainties and new challenges. One of UK’s, rising stars has put together an EP entitled ‘Rise Up’ released via the Official International Independent Charts on the 1st of Feb. 2013.
Lyrical Soldier, who is of Ghanaian origin describes himself as a ‘Lyrical Minister’ with a talent to inspire, transcend, challenge, motivate and educate music fans worldwide. With the self-titled video ‘Rise Up’ already play listed across MTV, Kiss TV, Invincible TV, Channel O in Africa and more. 2013 is already proving to be the year that sees the young rapper truly breakthrough as an artist set to challenge the typical norms.
The ‘Rise Up’ ep which features some notable collaborations including Papa San and Bobby Bovell sees Lyrical Soldier touch on subjects including; Homelessness, Alcoholism, Young people’s attitudes towards crime and desperate call for people to rise up from their difficulties and aim for a better outcome through having faith in God. Lyrical Soldier is certainly standing up as a cut above the rest in an industry heavily influenced by negativity. “I put God first in everything I do and my music speaks to the people who haven’t got a voice but are going through any kind of pain. If I can inspire you through music to choose God as the solution to your problem. Then my mission is on its way”. commented Lyrical Soldier.
Lyrical Soldier, real name Michael Agyei is of Ghanaian origin and is a preacher, singer, rapper and a spoken word poet aiming to take Gospel Music to higher heights. 2013 has already seen the mainstream music industry recognise this talented new gospel artist by making the coveted list for Ones to Watch 2013 being put together by one of the world’s biggest music organisations, the Urban Music Awards. The number one, hip hop, r&b, gospel, and dance music awards ceremony held in the UK, USA, France, Caribbean and Africa annually. CEO/Founder of the Urban Music Awards, Jordan Kensington commented “The Urban Music Awards has supported a plethora of up and coming and established musicians for over 11 years and we are always keen to develop, support, and nurture gospel talent. Raymond & Co, Guvna B, Mary Mary, The London Community Gospel Choir have all won our previous Best Gospel Act categories and as a Christian myself. It is extremely important to see artist like Lyrical Soldier totally committed in spreading the word of God through music”.
Lyrical Soldier has now been confirmed to tour Ghana for 10 days from the 1st till the 10th of March 2013 for the Betty King International Ministries UK & Eagles Temple, Ghana production ‘In the Presence of the King’. A gospel tour which will see Lyrical soldier evangelise through school visits, prison visits, a village outreach programme and concerts within 10 days in Ghana.
Former MP, Lembit Opik added “Lyrical Soldier is a truly inspirational artist and many more should follow in his footsteps”.
The future looks quite bright for the young soldier who is set not to fight the war not with weapons but with words that will shine the light for many.
‘Rise Up’ by Lyrical Soldier is out on the 1st of Feb. 2013 on the Official International Independent Charts. All Downloads and Listens count for a chart position. To support the single. Go to: www.independentcharts.org from the 1st of Feb. 2013.
Watch the ‘Rise up’ Music Video:
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