Maurica Newby-Ferguson, known professionally as Lucy Lu was born on January 11, 1992 in Rockford, Illinois, but grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the age of 16, she began writing music with her childhood best friend. With influences like Derez Deshon, Chris Brown, Yella Beezy, and many more, the diversity in her music is inevitable. Her sound is self-described as a mixture of grown and sexy, yet authentic and motivating.
After high school, Lucy Lu moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she released her first mixtape entitles “My Name Ring Bells” in 2012. In 2016, she released another mixtape entitled “The Female mentality Of Lucy Lu.”
Throughout her early years of performing, Lucy Lu could be seen on the TV show in her local area called “52nd Clyde Park” which showcased talent in several different areas statewide. Since the show, she has performed in several different major cities in the US from Chicago, to Atlanta, to Wisconsin.
Considering herself a singer, songwriter with the distinct ability to rap, Lucy Lu had entered a competition for upcoming artists and songwriters and won. It was called “Chicago vs. Milwaukee” and she took home awards for Best R&B and Hip-Hop Artist, as well as Best Female Songwriter.
In 2018, after taking some time to work with other independent artists and get her name into the industry a little more, Lucy Lu released a third mixtape entitled “Lucy Lu Back in Mode.” Recently, she signed a recording contract with Miami-based independent label Rich Nation Entertainment and hopes to work with more independent artists in the future.
It has been a long road for Lucy Lu, but she is eager to keep working and see what the future has in store for her.