lyricist lyricist  /ˈlɪ rɪ sɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who writes the words for songs

Usage(s):

  1. An attempt at a collaboration with Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist of My Fair Lady, came to nothing.
  2. Each of the 14 shows for which he has been composer, lyricist or both has been shot through with emotion.
  3. As a song lyricist, he has no plausible peer.

News

  1. Top Songwriters Hall of Fame honorees reveal the stories behind their music

    Filmmaker Mel Brooks is hardly known as a lyricist. But Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are more than happy to give him props for an assist on one of their best-known songs. As the rockers get ready for their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Eminem Hits the Studio with Kendrick Lamar, and Black Hippy Crew

    *Eminem is currently putting the finishing touches on his eighth studio album (we think). It’s been many moons since fans have heard from the veteran lyricist, other than in a few collaborations here and there. Oh and how can we forget? Last year, Em and Sluaghterhouse, his crew, delivered far and away the best cypher [...]
    on June 9, 2013     Source: EURweb

  3. Mark Winkler: Peeling Back the Onion

    Mark Winkler is a Los Angeles-based jazz singer, lyricist, and songwriter with over 150 songs to his credit and platinum records hanging on his wall. He has written songs with the likes of saxophonists Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon 1923 - 1990 sax, tenor , Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter b.1933 saxophone and Joshua Redman Joshua Redman b.1969 saxophone , as well as pianist David Benoit David Benoit b ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: All About Jazz

Quotes

  1. "I believe I am the greatest entertainer of this generation. I go neck-and-neck on Jay-Z and [Lil] Wayne as far as who's the best lyricist," Kanye West said in VIBE magazine's February issue.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Kanye West Source: Popeater

  2. "People have this idea of what this band is about, or what Sammy Hagar is about as a lyricist and a vocalist," says Joe Satriani. "We manage to get each guy to up his game in a non-confrontational way. When I play with Chickenfoot, I want to...
    on Jul 3, 2009 By: Joe Satriani Source: antiMUSIC.com

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