“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” – Charles Horton Cooley

It’s no surprise when it comes to YouTube artists receiving merely half as much recognition as they should. But for Alyssa Marie, she has stood out in her class by a mile. The Lebanese-American first made waves in the YouTube world with her ‘Murderous Lyricist’ track. Since then, she has built a reputation for her complex similes and metaphors.

R.A. the Rugged Man’s namesake competition is judged by some of the greatest rappers in the game including Vinnie Paz and Talib Kweli. Last year she promoted the competition together with her current boyfriend and partner in crime, Milez Grimez. The duo did some lyrical damage over a beat originally produced for R.A. the Rugged Man. Whilst Alyssa likes to lay down smooth bars and lyrical flow, Milez however, is a heavy hitting rapper — a style reminiscent of the heavy metal hip-hop group, Jedi Mind Tricks.

The track ‘Here Me’ from the deadly duo, perfectly describes the struggles artists go through; whether it’s working hard to get somewhere or to continue to the next level. Something we at DopeKoto are sure everyone can relate to.