LVR$, the cultural mash-up of Caribbean and American musical influences, consist of Chicago born hip-hop artist, Drupy Fli Musik and Dominican beauty R&B singer Richelle Desire. Bursting on the Nashville music scene in early 2016 LVR$ formed when the real-life couple decided to combine musical forces. Their music intersects where Hip-hop, Pop, R&B and Caribbean sounds all blend and creates a unique sound that music lovers can only compare to the dream combination of Jay Z and Beyonce.
Richelle Desire, a seasoned singer, writer, arranger, composer and producer, has worked within the music industry in many capacities including a stint as a marketing intern at Jive Records, working on projects for Chris Brown, Usher, T-Pain, N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey, Pink, and Kelis. She first began doing music at age 3 and is the granddaughter of the late great Calypso King, Lord Tokyo. Through music, she represented the US Virgin Islands at US Congress at age 15. After graduating college at age 19 in New York, she moved back to
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, where she secured a record contract with ISW Studios. A year later, she moved to Nashville, put performing on the backburner and worked in Visual Arts for 7 years. She then earned a Master’s Degree in Entertainment & Business, began writing, producing, and arranging for aspiring artists. Drupy Fli Musik, a 5X Nashville Independent Music Award and 2X Southern Entertainment Award nominee has released 6 independent albums and mix tapes, 50 singles and worked with or featured production from Ducko McFli (Trinidad James, G Herbo, OG Maco), SykSense (Drake, Wale, Meek Mill, DJ Drama), Boy Genius (Chancellor Warhol), Mannie Fresh (Cash Money Records) and Peter Keys (of Legendary Rock Band Lynyrd Skynyrd). In his career, Drupy has received contract offers from Def Jam Recordings and Bad Boy Records and toured with and supported artists like UGK, DMX, Lil Wayne, Jaheim, Scotty ATL, Yo Gotti, and performed at major music festivals like Bonnaroo and SXSW. Also, his solo music has been featured on MTV, VH1 and Bravo.
After forming early 2016, LVR$ have headlined shows at legendary Nashville venues like The Basement, Mercy Lounge and 12th & Porter, performing at insanely popular local events like The Tribe Called Quest Tribute Show and Drake vs. Kendrick Show. After releasing their debut single, “MILLIONS”, LVR$ have caught the attention of industry heavyweights/tastemakers like DJ Scream and DJ Envy as well as lined up performances at high profile music events through out the year. The duo is currently working on a much-anticipated EP and is excited to share their first single “MILLIONS,” with the world. “MILLIONS” is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, and Spotify, as well as CDBaby.com/LVR. The future is bright for these musical partners, lovers and moguls in the making.