Thursday 8 December 2016

Forget Kanye, the Internet has a new rap hero - a 74-year-old grandmother

Sasha Brady

Published 30/07/2016 | 10:41

Lyrical Lively
Lyrical Lively

The newest rapper in the game is 'Lyrical Lively', a grandmother who raps about Jesus.

  • Go To

The 74-year-old from Arkansas has become an internet sensation with her bible-themed rap album.

Sister Bobbie Lively is a mother, grandmother, a minister, a theology teacher and a former missionary.

Her album has gone viral after she handed it to a stranger at a petrol station in the US.

She bumped into Keith Brown in Mississippi and, according to Buzzfeed, struck up a conversation with him before handing him her CD.

He later listened to the album and was so impressed with her rapping skills that he shared her music on Twitter.

'Lyrical Lively' was hoping to spread the word of God to a younger generation and with Mr Brown's help she has.

Sister Bobbie's profile increased to social media star almost overnight.

Her album is available on iTunes and features bangers such as Wake Up, Step Up, Prodigal Son and Get Behind Me Satan.

Sample lyric from Prodigal Son: "There was a man who had two sons/ One worked hard 'till the job was done / the other said he would have none / he'd rather play and have some fun."

Mr Brown got in touch with her to tell her she was going viral on Twitter and Sister Bobbie was chuffed.

She replied: "Thank you so much. I always pray send me an escort of angels to send your word to the hurting lost lonely people.

"You Mr KEITH are the angel! God bless you!!!!"

Questlove of The Roots is even a fan as she posted a video on Instagram of the band listening to Lyrical Lively.

She's even attracted the attention of Questlove, who shared a video of The Roots listening to her album.

We can't wait for the DJ Khaled remix.

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment