May 28, 2019
Honk if you like Hip-Hop! Ashley Floyd is no stranger to amplifying local artists. Not only will she be hosting the Hip-Hop Cypher spotlight event, but you might get a chance to spit a verse for “Lyrics in da V,” a lyrical talent showcase she hosts in her car.
What is your instrument(s)? If not a singer/musician, what is your connection to the arts?
I host music cyphers for local artists and I host a YouTube channel called “Lyrics In Da V,” which gives artist such as rappers and singers an opportunity to provide a freestyle or vocals to showcase their talent while gaining exposure.
What do you do other than music/the arts – professionally? Hobbies?
During the day I work as an Individual Day Supporter after that I like to hang out with my friends, go shopping, and watch YouTube.
What drew you to MMH?
A great friend of mine called me and told me about MMH, I honestly knew nothing about MMH until she gave me information about it while giving me an opportunity to be a part of MMH.
What drew you to Hartford and what is making you stay?
I lived in Hartford my whole life, all my family and friends are here. I just love Hartford because it’s small and wherever you go, you always know someone!
What is your favorite genre(s) of music?
Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop
Top 3 favorite things about Hartford:
- Benefits for the community
- Bushnell park
I love to see others succeed!
What part of MMH are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to everything, I love music so just seeing others come together for the same interest is amazing.
Hopes/dreams/wishes for Hartford:
I really hope that the younger generations in Hartford come together as one because I know most of us have the same goal and that is to succeed!
Photo credit for “The Faces of Make Music Hartford” photo series: Mike Marques Photo