About Billy Lyve
Whether it’s something he went through or someone else’s story Billy spreads truth through his real life based lyricism. In the early 80’s he grew up in a family of hip hop and a culture immersed with musicians/dancers. In 2008 he was invited to make his first club appearance when a studio engineer asked him if he wanted to do a showcase at one of Baltimore’s most respected venues at the time, Sonar. Real life rap and early 90’s raw real music. Ever since he was younger he wanted to express himself as a solo artist and creator of his own brand. By applying love and dedication to every aspect life Billy has gained a sizable number of fans nationwide. He performs mostly in his own back yard within DC, MD, VA and PA however, has goals to begin expanding his footprint to other regions.
Billy Lyve is a multifaceted hip-hop artist that is also the front man of the multi genre band iLL LuCK. As a solo artist, Billy Lyve has opened for MGK, Dizzy Wright, Onyx, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, Rakim, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Cappadonna, Project Pat, Ill Bill, and, more. Collectively, he has sold thousands of copies of his first few album releases. He has been featured on ABC’s Channel 2 “Keepin It Real TV,” 98 Rock FM’s “Noise in the Basement,” 88.9, Power 104.7, 1010 AM’s “Politic with Permiss,” The Artists Exchange, Real Spit Radio, Radio One with the Radio Twinz as well as StreetSmart Magazine, Name it Magazine, Trap Door Magazine, Limitlesss Works Magazine, the Carroll County Times, the Advocate of Sykesville and Westminster, the Frederick News Post, the Baltimore Examiner and more!
With a unique sound that infuses Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, and EDM, iLL LuCK has recently been gaining a lot of exposure in the Baltimore music scene. The band consists of DJ Cliffstarr, Ambush (Artist), Supaman (drummer),Rube Rice(Keyboards). iLL LuCK’s influences include, but are not limited to Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Linkin Park, 2pac, and Nas. Recently, iLL LuCK opened for a sold out show in Baltimore featuring MGK.
He is also the owner Wisdom Court Entertainment, a music production, promotions and event coordination. Wisdom Court Entertainment works with numerous headliners and local artists in various genres including Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM. He also has his own Wisdom Court clothing brand. Music isn’t the only thing Billy Lyve is involved in; he is also the founder of Wisdom Court Kids Club, which was officially registered in 2011, and is a prominent organization dedicated to giving back to the community through sponsored events for children throughout the year. This is nothing new for Billy Lyve or Wisdom Court, as they have been hosting events such as: Teen Nights, Birthday parties, Adopting families for Christmas and Easter Egg Hunts for years
As a promoter, he has coordinated promotions for events that featured nationally known artist such as: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Wu-Tang Clan, Juicy J, ASAP ROCKY, Mint Condition, J Cole, Yelawolf, KRS-One, and many others in every genre of music. Since 2010, he has received the Baltimore Crown Award for Promoter of The Year four consecutive years in a row and in 2011; he received the DMV Award for Promoter of The Year. In addition, his band, iLL Luck, received the award for Band of The Year at the 2013 Baltimore Crown Awards.
With an ever-growing fan base of all ages and races, Billy Lyve is not only the epitome of an unsigned artist; he has proven to be much more.
SUMMARY OF AWARDS:
2010 Promoter of the Year – Baltimore Crown Awards
2011 Promoter of the Year – Baltimore Crown Awards
2011 Best Promoter – DMV Awards
2012 Promoter of the Year – Baltimore Crown Awards
2013 Promoter of the Year – Baltimore Crown Awards
2013 Hip-Hop Band of the year – Baltimore Crown Awards
(FOR HIS POSITIVE INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY):
The City Council – 2010
The National Action Campaign – 2011
The Mayor’s office – 2013
FOLLOW BILLY LYVE:
Billy & Ill Luck: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Billy-Lyve-and-iLL-LuCK/397588967016864
Wisdom Court Ent: https://www.facebook.com/Wisdom-Court-Ent-143372362354788/
Billy Lyve: https://www.youtube.com/user/billylyve
DOWNLOADABLE MIX TAPE:
5658 The Prelude: http://www.audiomack.com/album/imahj/5658-the-prelude?key=billylyve5658
SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD 2: https://billylyve.bandcamp.com/
Billy Lyve – Passion (S.O.N. MEDIA): https://youtu.be/8YYMC1Yk8mU
Billy Lyve – Alyve: https://youtu.be/19jM9xgCIEE
Billy Lyve featuring Comp – The Craze: https://youtu.be/GeglY-RzTHk