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New ID: Rob Regal Talks Name Change, New Project & Redskins Name Controversy

 

Under the rap alias Lyriciss, 26-year-old Rob Bailey spent an entire decade amassing fans, rocking stages in his home state of Maryland and across the nation, releasing three critically acclaimed full-length projects, and earning nods from hip hop giants like DJ Premier and Sway. So after giving the world his strongest body of work to date, The Balancein 2013, you might expect him to keep pushing Lyriciss to the masses. Instead, he’s wiped Lyriciss off the map like a man on the run, and in his place steps Rob Regal.

Regal is gearing up to release his next project, The Reflection, this fall, and just recently let go of the visuals for the title track and first offering from it, demonstrating a hunger and evidence that though Lyricss is gone, the lyricist is not. Sporting a new moniker and new focus from when I spoke with him nearly three years ago, I caught up with Rob Regal to chop it up about his plans going forward and just why he ditched his old identity.

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