At a young age, LyricalGenes (Dana Burtin) was always told that he could be anything in the world that he puts his mind to. He truly believed that statement and used that saying as a reminder to be his own independent person. Growing up, he has experienced many obstacles when it comes to relationships, finding his purpose in life, and emotional hurdles. Music has always been something Dana Burtin could rely on. Whenever he felt a certain way, he would always fall back to music.
Furthermore, Dana Burtin was often seen as an “outsider“. Dana felt that he was looked upon as “different” because he was an introvert, at times isolating himself. However, as he grew older, it was always a challenge to express himself to others. Therefore, expressing himself in a talkative manner was difficult for him, so his mother encouraged him to write his emotions in a notebook. This was his introduction to music!
Over a span of about two years of constantly writing in journals, Dana felt what he was writing would relate to other people. At that moment he decided to create something that was long overdue, MUSIC! With practice, Dana Burtin began to put words together like puzzles and express himself in ways he didn’t think possible. As he built his confidence through writing, he then pursued another goal, to publish his first song! Dana Burtin immediately went to YouTube to find a beat. As he searched the internet, he found a popular challenge called the SoGoneChallenge. Dana Burtin frantically wrote a rhyme in his notebook and expanded upon the topic to hopefully publish on YouTube. He quickly finished the song in 7 minutes and quickly recorded a video for YouTube. Since then the video has gone on to reach thousands of views. Dana Burtin currently writes songs and produces beats to create music for all audiences. LyricalGenes created his own record label, Boyz II Business Entertainment, LLC as a way to support those pursuing gaming, music, acting, and/or athletic career.
Now, Dana Burtin is an author for his company Boyz II Business Books and continues to publish music. Dana Burtin is now pursuing acting, lyricist, and songwriting roles in the industry.