Rapper, poet, motivational speaker, suicide prevention and mental health awareness advocate – Licy Be is a new artist on a mission, taking to the stage with her raw tales of heartbreak and hope. Hailing from New Zealand and now based at Gold Coast, Licy (pronounced Leecy) has released her single One Life (feat. Tiri Boy), with supporting shows in a tour of Australia and overseas.

Set against a backdrop of contrasting smooth R&B production, One Life is Licy’s own personal story of relationship betrayal – where years of love and trust was lost to infidelity, resulting in an engagement to a cheating partner. Amid feelings of disbelief and devastation, Licy did what she does best and put pen to paper one Christmas Day and began writing One Life that would end up being two years in the making. 

Licy’s love of poetry and subsequent natural talent for rapping has culminated in a series of online videos achieving in excess of 100,000 views. A new milestone was reached when Licy performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2016 as a national finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam and has since gone on to support Rn’B artist Sammy Johnson’s sold out Perth show as well as perform to a 3000 strong Youth Alive crowd with Tiri Boy at HBF Stadium.

Also on the way is Licy Be’s debut album, Beautifully Broken (produced by Tiri Boy and mixed/mastered by Rob Shaker), which features material that raises awareness about suicide prevention as she shares her own experience of overcoming such struggles through her faith. 

This commitment to the cause has enabled Licy to act as a Lived Experience Speaker for Beyond Blue and has had the support of Suicide Prevention Australia and Consumers of Mental Health WA in her previous work. Touring Australia, New Zealand and the USA with One Life producer/singer Tiri Boy, Licy Be continues her trajectory as one of the most promising female artists in Oz rap and Rn’B today. 

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