While some rappers have been known to call themselves “Dr.” this or “Professor” that, Professor Lyrical is certainly the real deal. Lyrical, who earned his doctorate in 2016, is a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor at Northeastern University, and well-respected Hip Hop lyricist and freestyler extraordinaire. His catalogue of published records dates back to the late 1990s, as well as his storied career as a freestyle battle rap champion. Professor Lyrical’s most recent single “Pain Won’t Last” and spoken word/acapella album “The Lecture Series” were both released in the fall of 2016 and entered for nomination consideration in multiple categories for the upcoming 59th Grammy Awards in February of 2017. He performs and speaks extensively at colleges and universities and has keynoted multiple lectures, workshops, and other academic and professional events.