Calen Johnson a.k.a. Lyrical Preacher/NELAC the Beat Ninja


Lyrical Preacher was spotted at producer Question's meet and greet at Soul Asylum Studios in Atlanta, and again at Makin It Mag's #MediaMatters event at iLounge, sparking questions from supporters about his whereabouts and the identity of NELAC the Beat Ninja. LP's been on hiatus the past few months reigniting his creative spark as an artist, while his producer alter-ego NELAC (yes, LP and NELAC are the same person) has been working on new projects. Expect new sounds from both sides in the coming months!
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General Update
The last quarter of 2017 served to be a busy one for Lyrical Preacher. Since the release of his single "It Is What It Is," he has managed to increase awareness of his music at a rapid pace, with over 1,600 Soundcloud plays achieved, airplay on K-100 Radio, multiple performances across Atlanta, placements on Spotify playlists, and exposure opportunities earned through Makin It Magazine (Media Matters/Nerve DJ's at A3C/SXSW this year). With new content forthcoming, 2018 only proves to be more exciting for LP.
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It is what it is: a popular phrase used by people with a relaxed perspective on life when challenges come about. This phrase is used a lot nowadays, and it's because of this that Maryland rapper Lyrical Preacher was inspired to create his latest musical effort. The single--ingeniously titled "It Is What It Is"--drops today on Soundcloud, Youtube & Audiomack, with a rollout on all major digital platforms expected to take place within the following week. Check out the new single from LP below and be inspired!
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Single Release
Every Thursday night at Slice on Piedmont in Atlanta, beat heads, anime geeks, art nerds, skaters and everybody else on that mellow wave come together to enjoy dope Lofi beats, featured cartoons, and good pizza. This past ControlleRISE vibe session--#9 to be exact--Ya Boy LP couldn't resist jumping into the cypher segment that closed out the night. Watch and enjoy the Life Music-infused bars from that Morehouse Man with the Master Plan!
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Performance
Check out Ya Boy LP's performance of 'M.Y.O.B.' at the May edition of I dO MUSIC, held at Apache Cafe in Atlanta, GA!
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Performance
The new single by Lyrical Preacher is making its rounds around Atlanta and is now available for your listening pleasure! 'M.Y.O.B.' will be on all major digital retailers coming soon; visit lyricalpreacher.com to stay in the know on those releases.
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Single Release