KCRW’s Private Playlist: Lyric Jones

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Nearly a decade into her career, MC/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Lyric Jones is hitting her stride. Raised in the Boston area, Jones decamped to Atlanta and built an early following there before arriving in LA in 2012. She spent the intervening years collaborating and making guest appearances, including a 2016 single with Rah Digga, “Ski Mask Way.” A chance meeting with Phonte Coleman (Little Brother) in early 2020 quickly led to Jones’s new album, “Closer Than They Appear.” Along the way, she cleared another landmark in June by appearing on “Sesame Street” as a rapping hamburger, swapping bars with Phonte, also in character as a hiking boot.