Lyrical Militant is a socially conscious Hip-Hop artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian-Pakistani emcee philosophizes in rhyme with slap-you-in-the-face lyricism over infectious heavy drums and soulful, South-Asian influenced melodies. Named Uptown Magazine’s “One to Watch” twice within the same year, Militant’s “throwback” flow can be heard on his latest mixtape project, “Shock and Awe.” It’s available online at www.LyricalMilitant.com as a free download. Lyrical Militant’s debut full-length album, “Prelude to Revolution,” will be in stores and online January 20th, 2012 and features production from K-Salaam and Beatnick, Lomaticc and many others. The 16 track LP is the first in a trilogy of albums from the politically charged emcee. The 3 albums are related in theme and tell the stories from what Militant simply describes as the “calm before the storm” up to the “aftermath.” Prelude to Revolution is dubbed “Book 1.” Following the release of the album, Militant’s high-energy live show can be seen at his planned Western Canada tour from Manitoba to British Columbia.
After releasing his first mixtape in 2008, Lyrical Militant received glowing reviews from entertainment publications, critics and radio stations alike. Described as “always entertaining” by Uptown Magazine, and as having “a strong lyrical flow with boss beats throughout,” the rap artist hopes to exceed expectations with his upcoming album release. With song titles like “Humanity’s Tragedy,” “Four Twenty” and “Young’n Restless (A Ho Story),” and topics including war, sex, and religion, what’s in store is no doubt controversial.
Militant has shared the stage with many great acts, including Akil the MC from Jurassic 5 and has been featured on a variety of television and radio programs for his activism and his music. A child of the “golden-era,” Lyrical Militant grew up as a student of the four elements of Hip-Hop. After dabbling in break-dancing and graffiti, Militant found his true love in rhyme at the age of 11, and production/DJing at 17. Originally from the troubled cities of Thompson and Winnipeg, Manitoba, the rapper/beatmaker kept falling into the darkness of a street lifestyle. As he grew, however, he focused his energy on learning about the world, its inner workings, and his roots. On January 20th, 2010, with the release of his album “Prelude To Revolution,” Lyrical Militant will share his ever controversial take on global society, culture and politics. Visit www.LyricalMilitant.com to learn more.