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Actor Known for his Role in "Empire"

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 Bryshere Gray Biography

Rapper and actor Bryshere Y. Gray started performing as a teenager. He took the stage name Yazz the Greatest and appeared at the Man in America Festival in 2013. The following year, Gray took the world by storm with his first acting role. He took on the part of Hakeem Lyon, the youngest son of music mogul Lucious Lyon, on the hit TV series Empire. In addition to acting, Gray has performed on the show as well. He has been signed to Columbia Records.

Born in 1993, Bryshere Y. Gray has risen to fame as Hakeem Lyon on the hit TV drama Empire. He and his sister were raised by a single mother in West Philadelphia. Gray played football at Overbrook High School, but he switched to music after getting injured when he was 16 years old.

As he told Vibe, Gray was working at Pizza Hut when he started out rapping. "I started rhyming and really fell in love with it." In fact, he used some of his Pizza Hut money to fund his first music video. Gray was eventually fired for writing songs on the job. Enthusiastic about his music, he began performing everywhere he could, including the streets, and eventually took the name Yazz the Greatest. As he explained to HipHopDX, "Yazz was something I created while trying to form a rap flow and it just turned into that. I didn't want something that sounded now, just something different."

Gray started to get noticed and landed some high-profile appearances. In 2013, Gray played Jay-Z's Made in America Festival and Power 99's Powerhouse concert. At one of his many performances, Gray was spotted by Charlie Mack, a friend of Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. Mack became his manager and helped him explore new opportunities.

A huge break came in his career at a time when he was really struggling. "I was broke and I was about to get evicted" when "I got this audition with Terrence and Taraji at the same time and it changed my life," he told E! Online. Gray, despite his total lack of acting experience, landed the part of Hakeem Lyon, a hip-hop performer and the youngest son of music mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji Henson) on Empire. Trai Byers plays his brother Andre and Jussie Smollett plays his brother Jamal.

Gray put his talents as a performer to good use in his first acting role. He contributed several songs to the series soundtrack, including "Drip Drop" and "Power of the Empire." Released in March 2015, the Empire soundtrack hit the top of the album charts. His musical work on the show helped him land his own record deal with Columbia.

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Bryshere Gray

Actor Known for his Role in "Empire"

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Bryshere Gray Biography

Rapper and actor Bryshere Y. Gray started performing as a teenager. He took the stage name Yazz the Greatest and appeared at the Man in America Festival in 2013. The following year, Gray took the world by storm with his first acting role. He took on the part of Hakeem Lyon, the youngest son of music mogul Lucious Lyon, on the hit TV series Empire. In addition to acting, Gray has performed on the show as well. He has been signed to Columbia Records.

Born in 1993, Bryshere Y. Gray has risen to fame as Hakeem Lyon on the hit TV drama Empire. He and his sister were raised by a single mother in West Philadelphia. Gray played football at Overbrook High School, but he switched to music after getting injured when he was 16 years old.

As he told Vibe, Gray was working at Pizza Hut when he started out rapping. "I started rhyming and really fell in love with it." In fact, he used some of his Pizza Hut money to fund his first music video. Gray was eventually fired for writing songs on the job. Enthusiastic about his music, he began performing everywhere he could, including the streets, and eventually took the name Yazz the Greatest. As he explained to HipHopDX, "Yazz was something I created while trying to form a rap flow and it just turned into that. I didn't want something that sounded now, just something different."

Gray started to get noticed and landed some high-profile appearances. In 2013, Gray played Jay-Z's Made in America Festival and Power 99's Powerhouse concert. At one of his many performances, Gray was spotted by Charlie Mack, a friend of Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. Mack became his manager and helped him explore new opportunities.

A huge break came in his career at a time when he was really struggling. "I was broke and I was about to get evicted" when "I got this audition with Terrence and Taraji at the same time and it changed my life," he told E! Online. Gray, despite his total lack of acting experience, landed the part of Hakeem Lyon, a hip-hop performer and the youngest son of music mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji Henson) on Empire. Trai Byers plays his brother Andre and Jussie Smollett plays his brother Jamal.

Gray put his talents as a performer to good use in his first acting role. He contributed several songs to the series soundtrack, including "Drip Drop" and "Power of the Empire." Released in March 2015, the Empire soundtrack hit the top of the album charts. His musical work on the show helped him land his own record deal with Columbia.

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  • How to book Bryshere Gray?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bryshere Gray for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bryshere Gray, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bryshere Gray or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bryshere Gray?

    Booking fees for Bryshere Gray, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bryshere Gray, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bryshere Gray?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bryshere Gray for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bryshere Gray for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bryshere Gray or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bryshere Gray or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bryshere Gray is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bryshere Gray for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Bryshere Gray generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson, Derek Luke and Grace Gealey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bryshere Gray for an upcoming event.

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