Baltimore’s very own Avery LR raps in a way that you can almost see what he’s speaking off. Given his upbringing, you can count on his raps to be intense. At a very young age, he was introduced to the dangers of drugs and crimes when his grandmother would take him to visit family members, including his mother, in prison. One can only imagine what lasting effect that can have on a child. Through all the struggles and frustration of living in the slums in Maryland, he decided to move to Utah with his mother where he became heavily in music and as a freestyle rapper. He had fans in both Maryland and his new home, Utah. In January, he released a 27 song mixtape which includes samples from “All The Way Up”, “400 Lux’, and “What You Know About That”. Take a listen below:

His single “Never Surrender” is from that mixtape. Starting with the lyrics “Back in ’96, that’s when life got hard. My Grandmother died. Mom’s locked in the yard.”, Avery sets the tone with his 2Pac influenced, real talk lyrical style, which goes from the personal to the universal throughout the track. “Never Surrender” talks about often ignored or overlooked topics such as sexual abuse, drugs and teen suicide. It is definitely worth a listen. Check it out here:

Avery also released a visual for this song which you can view here:

The video talks about often ignored or overlooked topics such as sexual abuse, drugs and teen suicide. Avery’s lyrics are thought provoking, uplifting and inspirational, based on his personal experiences and hurdles from when he was younger. The video paints a picture of life the way he sees it, and how his surroundings helped him find music and not to end up like so many others. It’s very inspiring to see that Avery was able to overcome all those obstacles and become what he is today. Not many can say they’ve accomplished what he has considering his past. This song and video are definitely worth viewing and listening to.

Catch up with Avery on his social media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avery_lr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialAverylr/