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Lyrycyst

Originally raised in Warrensburg, MO, Steven Cooper, better known as Christian rap-rocker Lyrycyst, came from a broken home and spent his early life very depressed. His mother escaped from Cooper's abusive father, taking him and his brothers with her, but she took on stripping to support her two sons, eventually leading to a terrible drug addiction. Although Cooper's mother got out of stripping and the family recovered some, it was not until Cooper transformed into a born-again Christian that his whole family turned around completely. Since he had been a skillful lyricist and writer since grade school (where his friends gave him the moniker Lyrycyst), he soon joined the Impact World Tour in the early to mid-2000s to tell his story and impress audiences with his rapid-tongue, Twista-like delivery. In 2003, he was awarded first prize in the Inspiration Network's Christian Artist Talent Search (a sort of gospel American Idol) and was enlisted to join other CCM acts like Kids in the Way, Relient K, and Jeremy Camp on-stage. Now based in Kansas City, MO, he pressed his first effort, Broken Chance, selling over 3,000 locally. Lyrycyst was eagerly snatched up by Kikstart Records, and he recorded his official 2006 debut, American Dream. Received favorably in Christian rap circles, the album touched on a number of controversial views, including sexuality and abortion. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi
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Love his music
He is really inspirationa l . God bless him.
Bad to the bone. PASTOR Tony Hopper from Nc. Keep up the good work,.
ambererazo
such an inspiration! ! ! ive been writing my own raps and him n lecrea and trip lee are great artists to listen to for inspiration.
I just discovered him like 20 minutes ago... He's legit. Hahaha
snoopy10121
I just now heard about him and I'm already jammin to his music I'm all like woop woop
This guy is great , F religion huh , we will see when we die ! I am a Christian , but often fall short , but with gods help I won't see the pit !!! What about you ?
Cross My Heart is an awesome song, powerfull lyricks
Msg me if u know any other awesome rappers :D
Im so proud of Steven. I met him before he became a star like he is now. He is an amazing person. If you live near Ottumumwa, Iowa he will be performing there on July 12, 2013 go check it out. I will be there too.
Ellen
wow. this song is SOOOO POWERFUL!! it makes you think about how we as Christians should reach out to the people who need help . It's easier to speak 10 sermons than LIVE 1!
Dudes got skill. Keep it up
Love the fact that I have had the pleasure of befriending Lyrycyst (Steven) in the last few months. Amazing talent!
love this guy gives a good message
CHECK OUT WWW.FTKSTORE . C O M FOR NICE CHRISTIAN CLOTHES!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! IT'S AMAZING!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
holly0150
The name of his first CD was Broken Chains! Not Chance like it states in the Bio!
this is where it's at... so glad I found this guy!
I LOVE the message...LO V E the sound...toge t h e r - AMAZING
yeah, that's the sad thing.
The crazy thing is this song is pretty true about alot of Christian. im a christian myself and i can relate to the fact that i see people in need and in stead of reaching out to them when i can i just pass them bye. Its something in my life im working on to help people out as much as i can becauswe as Christian i repesent God and therefore i need to without a accuse
I remember listening to his CD I bought from him in 2007 when he was selling it on the go. I had no knowledge of rap back then. I just now realized that that I pretty much started listening to rap with the best.
THE BEST in regards to lyrics, beats, meaning, etc. I play him all the time on my iPod
This guy is AAAmazing! He is very cool, 8)
This is guy is outta control good
his new album is on http://www.g i m m e s o u n d . c o m / L Y R Y C Y S T / it's i think better than american dream but htere both pretty awesome
im not christian but i think he is really talented and stuff....
So if GOD is good, then how can there not be evil ? Of course both exist, and there is a heaven and hell- but not the angels and fire interpretati o n s .

Quit turning these boxes into a bunch of Youtube commentary plz.

Just enjoy the music or click thumbs down. Geez.
Christian "RAP" come on people
I dislike religion as well, it is the primary cause of all the war and killings in this world. Nothing good about that now.
FUK A RELIGION, we are all children of god there is no heaven or hell
Hope this clears things up as well, mormons are Christians but Christians aren't neccesarily mormon. its just another sect like catholic, baptist, methodist, etc... I am sorry you think we are creepy you must not have met very nice ones before. Anyway, love this guy's beats and flow, its not often you can find real "Christian" music. Most of is so fake and I think thats what creeps people out- we see through the facade.
cmadden34
No matter the religion the music is good everyone who says there brought off of it cause of that is lying. obviously you like the music or else you wouldnt of read the info up above or even gone to this page.
keep it up man. I can only hope your music can reach further depths, stay strong and keep doing your own thing. I have my own reasons for my strong dislike of religion, but it doesnt deter me from saying I am a new fan of his.
Check out Lyrycyst on myspace:

www.myspace. c o m / l y r y c y s t
yeah christians are creepy but are not mormonators

Christians remind u of mormons? How may i ask did u get that connection? U musta had sum bad experience.
read other comments... at least it's wonderful to know that you appeal to non-christia n s at least till they realize the difference.. . maybe you'll reach someone previously unreachable through it!
the song what if reminds me of the video we used to show girls at the pregnancy aid center that convinced me of my stance on the topic... this is an amazing song!
Someone's religious affiliation is not what you should see or care about. That's no different than worrying about the skin color of an individual rather than their character!
i like them but the whole christian thing puts me off, christians remind me of mormans and they're all creepy
At least he has a message hidden in his wickedly fast rhymes.
that new hit track has some fast flowing lyrics, and good hooks, nice beat as well. I hate christianity , but a big fan of Lyrycyst...k i d s got talent!
yeeaahhh!!!! from missouri!
this guys got talent. damn he spits some quick s**t.
"Christian Rap Circles"??? Dudes alright, but....Chris t i a n rap? Yikes!
dope music

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