The Girl With The Eyepatch & The Crew

Simon Cowell has exceptionally great taste when it comes to recognizing unique talent and establishing platinum groups. The one group he put together on a whim is Lyric 145 for his  team on The X Factor. I didn’t understand what they were going to do and how they could stand out from the rest in the competitive world of hip hop. So many rappers. Too many wanna be rappers and those that lack the quality skills of rhyming.

After watching their performance I’ve come to appreciate the group. The group is very energetic, stylish,  young and full of life. Making the group unusually magnificent. There has been a lack of groups making it in the urban scene. It would be nice to see two guys and a female rock the stage these days in unity. It’s been a long time since we had anyone like Digable Planets and The Fugees.

Lyric 145 hyped up the judges(mind you they have never performed together) over a thrashing beat rhyming quick quirky clever lyrics while being in sync. The  female rapper in the group who goes by the name Lyric Da Queen hailing from Michigan had an underground mix tape called  My Time Iz Now. Her influences are Eminem, Andre 3000  and Jada Kiss.

I have to say Lyric actually makes the group look great. She’s a cute girl with style and a raspy voice who knows how to move. Revamping that sexy swagg only a confident girl could pull off without the Barbie image (although there’s nothing wrong it), and wears minimal makeup. Could she be that next female that no other female rap artist is doing right now?  Giving us that raw flavor from back in the day like McLyte, or Roxanne Shante?

But what’s up with the eyepatch?  At first I didn’t understand why she was wearing it. Only Slick Rick and Aaliyah come to mind whenever I’ve see one being worn.

This is what she had to say about the eye patch she wrote from her Tumblr page:

NOW FOR THE PATCH…..

SO ABOUT A MONTH AGO I HAD TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY SURGERY IN MY LEFT EYE TO GET MY CORNEA STITCHED BACK IN PLACE. CRAZY RIGHT??

2 WHOLE YEARS OF BATTLING WITH LOSING MY VISION, ONE YEAR AFTER BEATING THIS CONDITION AND GETTING MY SIGHT BACK THIS HORRIBLE THING HAPPENS!!

I WAKE UP IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER SURGERY TO FIND OUT THAT I CAN NO LONGER SEE OUT OF MY EYE.

BOTH MY LENS AND MY IRIS (the brown color part of my eye) ARE COMPLETELY GONE!! SMH SO NOT ONLY IS MY VISION GONE AGAIN BUT MY EYE IS NOW BLACK INSTEADVE BROWN!

ON AN EXTREMELY BRIGHTER NOTE I WAS SUPPOSE TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TWO WEEKS HEALING BUT I DISCHARGED MYSELF 3 DAYS LATER BECAUSE I GOT THE CALL OF A LIFETIME!!

I FLEW TO ATLANTA AND DROVE STRAIGHT TO GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA TO AUDITION FOR THE BIGGEST SHOW ON TELEVISION!! “THE X FACTOR”

THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY BIG SIMON COWELL, DEMI LOVATO, BRITTANY SPEARS, AND L.A. REID ARE THE JUDGES! AUDITIONG FOR A SHOW LIKE THIS IS VERY DIFFERENT FOR ME BUT I HAVE A REALLY GOOD FEELING ABOUT WHAT THE EXPOSURE COULD DO FOR ME!

AT FIRST I WAS DOWN AND EMBARRASSED ABOUT HAVING TO WEAR A PATCH ON MY EYE, BUT NOW I WEAR THEM WITH PRIDE!!! ITS SO SYMBOLLIC FOR WHAT IVE MADE IT THROUGH THESE PAST FEW YEARS! THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE BIG!!

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