Brooklyn-based rapper Lyrivelli is keeping us alert with each drop. “Novocaine” pays homage to the situations that lead us to fulfilling our destiny. The track reflects on the stagnancy which comes with facing adverse situations. With the hope of community and belief in one’s self, rebuilding is inevitable. Many in the hip-hop community experience loss outside of the realm of understanding. Lyrivelli reminds folks we have the ability to be greater than our circumstances and to create in the presence of our dark times. The hip-hop community has been known for taking the seeds of our woes and growing gardens of prosperity. The foundation this artist is laying for his legacy is tangible.
The video for “Novocaine” was filmed in Los Angeles, mere months before Nipsey Hussle was murdered in front of his store, Marathon Clothing. The synergy between these to artists is uncanny as many of their lyrics explore similar topics of creating community, overcoming cyclical oppression and giving back to the region that raised you. The vision for “Novocaine” was brought to life under the production of, Erick Reyes, a New York City based director. “Novocaine” shows us the perfection which can happen with the right team, vision, and talent.
Lyrivelli is building all 2020 with his new EP Authentic dropping on February 15th. Come show support by popping out for his listening party in Manhattan.