Lyrique is a Philippines-born, Calgary-based hip hop artist who fuses moody R&B and melodic rap beats. On Lyrique’s debut full-length album, P.I.M.P. (Poetry Is My Passion), released on October 14,2020 his hip hop storytelling is framed around his immmigration story and visions of a “Canadian Dream.” Lyrique‘s rhymes are a glimpse into his personal struggles as a one-time temporary migrant worker, now permanent resident. P.I.M.P. follows a series of mixtapes and singles, which have drawn attention from COMPLEX, CBC’s Q, and MTV Philippines. The up-and-coming artist has previously shared bills with JPEGMAFIA, Chali 2na, and Cartel Madras, and made festival appearances at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, and more.