Originally raised in Warrensburg, MO, Steven Cooper, better referred to as Christian rap-rocker Lyrycyst, originated from a broken real estate and spent his early life extremely depressed. His mom escaped from Cooper’s abusive dad, acquiring him and his brothers with her, but she required on stripping to aid her two sons, ultimately leading to an awful drug dependency. Although Cooper’s mom got from stripping as well as the family members recovered some, it had been not really until Cooper changed right into a born-again Christian that his entire family members turned around totally. Since he previously been a skilled lyricist and article writer since grade college (where his close friends provided him the moniker Lyrycyst), he shortly joined the Influence Globe Tour in the first to middle-2000s to inform his tale and impress viewers along with his rapid-tongue, Twista-like delivery. In 2003, he was honored first prize within the Motivation Network’s Christian Musician Talent Search (sort of gospel American Idol) and was enlisted to become listed on other CCM serves like Kids in the manner, Relient K, and Jeremy Camp on-stage. Today located in Kansas Town, MO, he pressed his initial effort, Broken Possibility, offering over 3,000 locally. Lyrycyst was eagerly snatched up by Kikstart Information, and he documented his formal 2006 debut, American Wish. Received favorably in Christian rap circles, the record touched on several controversial sights, including sexuality and abortion.