2019 has brought a substantial amount of new artists across genres to music listeners’ streaming service platforms. This nearly-instantaneous influx of songs to different devices has its pros and cons when it comes to the discovery of new talent. Withal, the power of the internet provokes a grander conversation about the limitless influence independent artists have within their circuits and the culture overall.

Spring Valley, New York rapper, Zyaire Rosier, is aiming to ascend beyond blogosphere recognition musically. “I create for from a deeper source than the need for popularity, the MC affirmed. “My mother has been one of my biggest inspirations, as she shared this lyrical gift and musical affinity with me.”

The Knockturnal caught up with Rosier to discuss his poetics, the need to keep his integrity, and why lyricism matters to him. “New listeners should know I am dedicated to this process. While I am grateful for the Rap Fest and AfroPunk cosigns, I am mostly motivated by my relationship with God,” the lyricist said of his musical pursuit. Get to know the rapper and check out our conversation below.

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About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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