with Jay Macadocious and Fryenation

Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

Free ($5 Suggested Donation)

Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge 

Monday July 22, 2019

James Lanning
Confronting his struggles with depression and the suicidal thoughts that brought him one step away from killing himself, Maryland-bred emcee, photographer and urban explorer James Lanning approaches the mic wholeheartedly. Rhyming over dark, brooding production, James’s music acts as an open journal; evoking the abandoned buildings, subway tunnels and bridges in which he sought solace.

Having lived in New York City for 10 years, his infatuation with the storytelling and multi-syllable rhyming of hip-hop legends such as NaS and Rakim is apparent; as is his appreciation across genres for lyricists such as Elliot Smith, Thom Yorke and King Krule. Through his honesty and vulnerability, James hopes his music can comfort those facing similar issues, as well as alter the general discourse about mental health and how it’s treated.


Jay Macadocious, often goes by Jay Mac or Chico Steez is not your typical young student of hip-hop from the DMV region. Carrying a diversified sound range; mixing 90s hip hop, new-era trap music & neo soul, Jay delivers lyrics to study and a drive to entertain while “keeping it real”. His latest project, For The Long Run. , was released March 30th, displaying a coming of age story of a young man taking on the world on his own in the midst of false promises, few opportunities, and social media.


FRYENATION, MC/songwriter/engineer, is a breath of fresh air for the industry delivering an energetic, and charismatic personality within his music depicting real life-altering experiences in an entertaining, yet relatable fashion. FRYENATION’s captivating flow patterns combined with

his content and lyrical ability enable his sound to range from Hip-Hop/Trap with both mellow storytelling plots & aggressive emotion, to the more unconventional Trap-Metal/Rock with a mosh pit style tone.
Born in Washington D.C., FRYENATION was raised in a musically inclined family where he was constantly surrounded by music from both his mother & sister who were experienced singers/songwriters. Beginning with short stories and spoken word, FRYENATION eventually began to sprout interest in the art of Hip-Hop upon his Freshman year of high school where he was invited to a cypher. He immediately fell in love with the craft and by the age of 17 was not only writing serious material, but performing that same material alongside well-known acts at major events throughout the DMV and the east coast. FRYENATION then inserted himself deeply within his local artistic scene as a model/ambassador for both Grindstone Universal clothing and One Love Massive Radio. His major influences included names ranging far beyond he realm of Hip-Hop such as Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Aerosmith, The Beatles, and Pharrell which inspired him to pursue music as a career.
Recently FRYENATION has partnered with veteran producer Mark Henry, whom has official credits with a number of industry artist such as Fabulous, Fat Joe, Nicki Minaj and more. Within the last year they’ve released two jaw dropping singles/visuals while simultaneously working on multiple musical endeavors for the near future.