Carly X is a Hip Hop lyricist hailing from Long Island, New York. Her lyrics have given her many opportunities to win over a crowd, and listeners all across the globe. Her eclectic style is influenced by many lyricists and recording artists that have impacted the Hip-Hop and R&B space from the ‘70s to now. She began writing music at the age of 6 after falling in love with records like "Rappers Delight" by SugarHill Gang, "Aint No Stopping Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead, and "Aint No Mountains High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Since a child, Carly has always looked for reactions when sharing songs because she always wants to create something that evokes emotion, whether happy or sad.
Carly started focusing on writing rap verses after discovering female rappers like Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, and Nicki Minaj. In middle school, she began writing verses of her own hoping one day she could be one of the illest MC’S to touch a mic. She kept her raps a secret and would gain a few fans online on platforms like Youtube, Myspace, and YouNow. She kept it a secret until high school after one of her classmates found her raps on Soundcloud. Since the cat was out of the bag, she began to woo classmates with freestyles on the bus ride home, lyrics surrounding racial injustice during school events, and rap videos on Instagram.
While in college, Carly was hand-selected by Doritos and Busta Rhymes to compete as a top 5 finalist in a rap competition, beating out thousands of entrants across the world. At 19, she was the youngest and the only female to touch the stage, amongst many celebrities at The Foundry in Las Vegas. This experience allowed her to open up for Wiz Khalifa and her video to be seen and published by Billboard Magazine. It was an eye-opening experience for her to be appreciated by artists she grew up listening to.
Carly has been developing her gift day by day for the past few years and has been improving as a creative. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and hopes to use her degree to create businesses in the music industry. She released her first song in 2020 and is now ready to take the industry by storm and release songs that display her improvements as a lyricist and her duality as an artist.
"Lyrics mean the most to me. It's the lyrics in a song that has the strongest and longest impact on the world because it's the most insightful. I know we're in a time where lyricists aren't highly prized, so I want to make music that appeals to both ends of the spectrum without sabotaging the art or myself. I try to make records that are appealing to the ear while also creating records that are appealing to the soul. Having that duality is what keeps me grounded." - Carly X