Leon Miyachi Pearl was born on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York into a family of musicians. Raised as a classically trained pianist, Miyachi began writing lyrics and producing in early high school. With an appreciation for the past and optimism about the culture’s future, Miyachi’s music takes the fierce lyricism and boom bap of New York’s glory days and flips it on its head, creating something fresh and sonically modern. At Temple University, where he studied audio engineering, Miyachi began carving out his own territory in Philly’s strong history of musical contribution. Influenced in part by the grind of north philly, Miyachi’s music balances a careful and tastefully inspiring sense of hustle and success. Comparing tracks like Nightshift, which describes the drudgery involved in bullshit work, to tracks like Wangstyle, the unofficial and unabashed Miyachi showboat anthem, it’s immediately clear the lyrical and emotional range with which Miyachi is able to successfully take on. Its also important to keep in mind his seemingly innate ability to facilitate synergistic collaboration. With features and associations to groups like 47 Radio, Dark Chip Syndicate and Budo Kiba, and as an engineer at the Philly studio R-Theory Productions, Miyachi has proven a consistent ability to shine through when put side by side a wide variety of artists. Miyachi’s breakthrough Bad and Boujee Remix has marked yet another step in his progression as an artist, this time in a different language. Rapping in both Japanese and English, this video has exposed the world to a new level of lyrical juggling and not surprisingly reached audiences around the world. With major forward thinking projects on the way, Miyachi will soon become a major force in a new stage of hip hop’s evolution.