A name that would be unusual for a rapper is somehow so fitting for a New York City M.c. Superb Lyrics is the title chosen by lyricist Edward Beckles. Usually those associated with hip-hop choose flashier titles but as the music became popularly submerging from the New York city underground hip-hop culture so has the name.
Originally a Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn native of the historical Weeksville Community, then relocating to Laurelton, Queens at a young age. After relocating to Queens and attending P.S. 156 he was slapped by his teacher for a conversing with a girlfriend about Anita Baker songs during class. Following that action was a rebellion by the young class in unity of the assaulted student resulting in the teacher leaving and retiring the very same day and Superb having to undergo evaluation. This lead to him being placed in a 'talented and gifted' program or T.A.G and experiencing a different type of learning that developed existing traits and strengthened them instead of systematically changing and condemning them. With the guidance of instructor Mrs. Linda Talish, young Beckles published his first poem at the age of 8.
Having many Universal Zulu nation, Rastafarians and Five percenters as peers in his high school circles he was told to choose a name as an attribute around the age of fifteen, this was when the title Superb was chosen, Lyrics was kept secret and added to his copyrights. He began writing numerous poetry and copyrighting volumes as a teen to practice for actual publishing as a career. He joined the Zulu Nation for a while to show his allegiance to hip-hop culture which he was always close to in New York City.
Noone is saying whether 'Hardest hard' refers to the state of difficulty, the street name for primo crack, or a Harlem incense store in the 90's, either way 'Hardest hard' is a name Superb Lyrics carries with skill. It was the name that he released his underground with and is currently the name of his art company.
After speaking with a friend Apoc aka Kareem Favours of the 'Sample King' duo for instrumentals, Superb Lyrics decided to record the 'Hardest Hard' mixtape and begin distribution in the New York City area. Being acknowledged by many respected M.Cs in hip-hop Superb was urged to distribute music digitally. He's been top 10 many times on Reverbnation and liked by many great M.Cs and producers on Soundcloud.
Recently Superb Lyrics has released 'Superb Lyrical Maneuvers' for streaming on all electronic devices. For D.J mixing it's #58 on Beatport available @ Beatport . For those who mostly work out and listen on their blue tooth, phone or stereo devices it can be purchased on Amazon @ Superb Lyrical Maneuvers on Amazon or Deezer @ Superb Lyrical Maneuvers on Deezer
He is completing the finishing touches on two more albums to be released this year. One is an E.d.m album. the other is a Hip-hop album. The unique thing about these two albums is these will be his first albums he produces. Creating instrumentals is something he has yearned to do for a longtime and having the time to gain skill at his craft.
He also tested the litigious waters, becoming a paralegal and assisting as a volunteer paralegal with the Prisoners legal services of Western New York on a victory case proving that the there were false-positive drug test results for 400 prisoners of Attica prison that resulted in longer sentences.
Superb Lyrics goal as an M.C is to enlighten a few while making a lucrative music career releasing his entire catalog.
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