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The Dark Lyricist

The Dark Lyricist

a.k.a. Tengu

a.k.a. DaLyrius

a.k.a. The Dead Poet

a.k.a Lyri Tengu

a.k.a. Crow

For The Dark Lyricist making music is a stress release. A mental and emotional therapy. It is a test of mind, spirit, and body. A way to cope with the hardships we all face in life. When one finds their voice amzing things start to happen. He slowly found a way to change his reality. He found a calling...

He found an entrance to another world...

He doesn't do this for wealth or fame. He creates music because he must! His talent is immediately recognizable. Everything from the instrumentals to the songwriting is his own.

Every time you see a crow or raven, he is there. There forever till the last black feather falls... 

He holds the key to another world where anything is possible. Every time you hear his song he opens a gateway for you to go there and enjoy the ambiance. Just watch your step, because sometimes it can get very dark and frightening in the Netherworld...

Known for using different personas in his music depending on the song, and even sometimes using multiple personas in a song, his alter-egos create an entertaining and lively audio experience. Political Hip Hop, Underground Hip-Hop/Rap, Hardcore Hip-hop/Rap, Horrorcore, Acid Rap, Witchhouse, Experimental and Alternative Hip-hop/Rap, East/West Coast, Dirty South/Southern, Spoken Word, Wicked Shxt, NuMetal, the Dark Lyricist is beholden to no set genre. He is an entertainer, entrepreneur, musician, free speech advocate, political activist, citizen journalist, MC, poet, audio engineer, artist, natural rights advocate, author, and more.


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The Dark Lyricist (2001) (limited release EP),

SOULZ- Bxtch You'z A Trik (2002) (limited release single)

Lifedeathorderandchaos (2003) (limited release album),

UnEarthed7: The Hidden (2005) (limited release album),

SOULZ- SOULZTICE (2005) (limited release album)

Dark Lyricist: THE MIXTAPE (2006) (limited release album),

The Dark Lyricist presents... WELCOME TO THE NETHERWORLD vol. 1 (2008) (Album),

The Dark Lyricist and S.E.P. - RISE of the CROW (2012)(Album),

Mutation of the Soul ft. Insane Poetry (2012) (Limited Edition Single)

Fxxk You (2013) (Limited Edition Halloween Single)

The Spirits (2014) (Limited Edition Halloween Single)

RISE UP REMIX (2015) (Single)

SIDES (2015) (Limited Edition Single)

Netherworld Records presents... STRAIGHT OUT THE SARCOPHAGUS (2015) (LP),

MINDSCAPE (2015) (LP),

SIDES (2016) (Music Video)

Somebody (2016) (Limited Edition Halloween Single)

Dark Creator (2016) (Limited Edition Halloween Single)

By The Window (ft. S.E.P.) (2017) (Single),

W.A.M.F.W. (2018) (Single),

Artificial Intelligence (2018) (Single),

The Pain Remix (2018) (Single),

Harry Houdini (2018) (Single).

Pale Moonlight: The Professah Aftahlyfe Remix (2018 Single)

The Dark Lyricist presents... Straight Out the Sarcophagus: Redux (TBA 2019 LP)

He has also been a founding member and part of the groups Paul St. Playas, SOULZ, The Dead Poets, and The Unfadables. (All rights reserved by Netherworld Records.)

He has been featured on and/or worked on a number of indie/underground releases by various other artists and labels.

News and Updates



We have a ton of new music out now to pick up! The Dark Lyricist's new songs: "Harry Houdini", "The Pain Remix", "Artificial Intelligence", "W.A.M.F.W.", "By the Window ft. S.E.P." are all available to buy NOW!


 YOU CAN GET A FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF "The Dark Lyricist presents... WELCOME TO THE NETHERWORLD"!!! Go to Crow Central to find out how!


Check out the Dark Lyricist's new music video for the song "SIDES" on YouTube!


The Dark Lyricist has been busy! More new music will be coming out this year plus a few things no one is expecting!


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