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Faces of #MakeMusicHartford: Ashley Floyd

Honk if you like Hip-Hop! Ashley Floyd is no stranger to amplifying local artists. Not only will she be hosting the Hip-Hop Cypher spotlight event, but you might get a chance to spit a verse for “Lyrics in da V,” a lyrical talent showcase she hosts in her car.

photography: Mike Marques

What is your instrument(s)? If not a singer/musician, what is your connection to the arts?
I host music cyphers for local artists and I host a YouTube channel called “Lyrics In Da V,” which gives artist such as rappers and singers an opportunity to provide a freestyle or vocals to showcase their talent while gaining exposure. 

What do you do other than music/the arts – professionally? Hobbies?
During the day I work as an Individual Day Supporter after that I like to hang out with my friends, go shopping, and watch YouTube. 

What drew you to MMH?
A great friend of mine called me and told me about MMH, I honestly knew nothing about MMH until she gave me information about it while giving me an opportunity to be a part of MMH.

What drew you to Hartford and what is making you stay?
I lived in Hartford my whole life, all my family and friends are here. I just love Hartford because it’s small and wherever you go, you always know someone!

What is your favorite genre(s) of music? 
Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop

Top 3 favorite things about Hartford:

  1. People
  2. Benefits for the community
  3. Bushnell park

Fun fact:
I love to see others succeed!

What part of MMH are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to everything, I love music so just seeing others come together for the same interest is amazing.

Hopes/dreams/wishes for Hartford:
I really hope that the younger generations in Hartford come together as one because I know most of us have the same goal and that is to succeed!

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