When asked what he brings to the table in a world where the hip-hop game is oversaturated with bland, formulaic MCs, 20-year-old Washington DC/PG County, Maryland native Lyriciss answers, "A young black voice out of an unknown area (hip-hop wise) speaking on real-life issues with a lyrical focus. Nowadays, you speak to the majority of the other 20-year-old rappers from this area, no disrespect to them, but all they're going talk about is what cars they got and really don't got, how much money they have when they really don't have it, and how many females they get when they're really either bunned up with a joint or can't pull a female to save their life." Born in the Riggs Park section of N.E. Washington, D.C., Lyriciss (ne' Robert Bailey) knows both sides of the fence, as he moved into Prince George's County's suburbs. While in elementary school at the age of 9, young Robert discovered his ability to rap, an art form of music he'd loved since a baby. As he entered middle school, he began writing lyrics down, an act that would distract him from his work and constantly get him in trouble. These were also the years when Robert got into the battling scene at school, where it didn't take long to be known as the best freestyler in the school. He proceeded with the battles into high school, taking challengers at the schools he attended (Eleanor Roosevelt High and Parkdale High), then traveling to other schools for battles. In 2004, Lyriciss met up with H-Tips and FCG Ent., prompting the beginning of his recording career. Now, at the age of 20, he's already developed the mind of a businessman, focusing on the growth and future of his career. While unsigned, he is still strongly affiliated with H/H Global Ent. & FCG Ent. With the recent surge of attention brought on to the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) hip-hop scene, Lyriciss is asked if he feels any competition in the race to get signed. "None at all", he replies. "Why? Because one, I know where my skills are with the lyrics...I know it, the people that hear the music know it, and that's the end of that. Two, because anyone in this area trying to make it and have true love for the music, I show love to them and I consider them family. So competition isn't even an issue to me. Hell, I'm not even worried about getting on, so much as getting my message heard. I have something to say, something that NEEDS to be heard. And when that happens, the world WILL listen."