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“Lady Don’t Tek No” Music Video World Premiere

April 26th, 2016


Nearly 20 years since its release, the Latyrx classic, “Lady Don’t Tek No” has been given a music video.
In celebration of LB’s Greatest Hits album, “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born!” the track has finally been given a proper visual companion thanks to long-time LB collaborators, Maximum Flavor Media.

The Source just premiered the video today and you can see it right here!

Lyrics Born’s Greatest Hits album is in stores now. You can purchase it digitally by clicking here.

Lyrics Born Greatest Hits Tracklisting Revealed by The Source

February 2nd, 2016


Today The Source just released the official tracklisting to the new LB Greatest Hits album coming April 15th, 2016.

Titled, “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born! Greatest Hits”, the album boasts 14 tracks plus 4 secret bonus tracks including the Adrian Younge remix of “I Changed My Mind”.

The Official Tracklisting is as follows:

01) I Changed My Mind [Stereo MCs Remix]
02) Lady Don’t Tek No [Latyrx – Lateef & Lyrics Born]
03) Callin’ Out
04) Bad Dreams
05) I’m Just Raw ft. Dan the Automator
06) Pack Up Remix ft. Evidence & KRS-One
07) Do That There [Young Einstein Hoo-Hoo Mix] ft. Cut Chemist
08) I Like It, I Love It
09) Differences ft. Joyo Velarde & B’Nai
10) Coulda Woulda Shoulda ft. Sam Sparro
11) Exclamation Point [Latyrx – Lateef & Lyrics Born] ft. Forrest Day
12) I Got It (What You Need) Galactic ft. Lyrics Born
13) Chest Wide Open ft. David Shaw of The Revivalists
14) Real People

Lyrics Born “REAL PEOPLE” Music Video Premiere

October 8th, 2015

What’s crackin’ my L-Beezies?!!

Today we just released another video off of the album Real People. This one is for the title track and features a gang of cameos from a lot of my friends, fans and fam! My dude James Gunn is on there, my girl Merrill from tUnE-yArDs, the homie Sung Kang, my man Russell Peters, Adrian Younge, the Bay Area’s own Zion-I and DJ Cutso are on there, Galactic, Joey Guila, Evan Jackson Leong, Joyo Velarde and many more!

We had so many entries we couldn’t fit everyone in but I wanna personally thank all of you who sent us a clip for the video. It was a lot of fun to put together. The video concept was the brain child of none other than my better half, Joyo Velarde who co-directed the video along with my man Justin Berger of HKL Films.

The video just dropped on so make sure you check it right now by clicking on the image below:



September 10th, 2015


The latest video/single from the new album REAL PEOPLE has just premiered worldwide on
The track is “Chest Wide Open” and the video and single features David Shaw of The Revivalists on the hook.

Shot primarily in the Bay Area, CA with extra footage shot in New Orleans, LA “Chest Wide Open” was directed by Mark Austin Heim and produced by long-time Lyrics Born collaborators Maximum Flavor Media.

Along with the new video is a remix contest where fans are encouraged to send in their own mixes of the track. To enter you have to first subscribe to the Lyrics Born Mailing List and then submit your remix by October 1st, 2015 to
The top 5 remixes will be chosen by LB himself while the grand prize winner will be voted on by fans and that remix included on the next Lyrics Born Variety Show Mixtape.

Lyrics Born + Cutso present Rapp Nite “Funky Enuff”

August 13th, 2015

Lyrics Born has teamed up with Bay Area DJ Cutso (The Bangerz) for a new side project titled Rapp Nite.
In honor of the new “Straight Outta Compton” film the duo have just dropped the first track from this collaboration and it’s called “Funky Enuff”.
You can listen to the track below or get a free mp3 download by signing up for the Official Lyrics Born Mailing List here.

Lyrics Born New Album REAL PEOPLE In Stores Now!

May 29th, 2015


What’s happenin’ my L-Beezies?!

LB here, and I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has bought my new album, REAL PEOPLE!!
The album dropped May 5th and the response has been more than I could have ever expected. Y’all are lovin’ this record and I love seeing your Instagram, Twitter & Facebook posts & photos of your personal copies.
We have some surprises still in store for you so make sure you keep up with me on social media and sign up for the Official Newsletter to keep up-to-date on all things LB as well as some exclusives you won’t find anywhere else!

In addition to the new album, as you can see, has a brand new layout – shout out to my dude Jonathan Remulla @ Supafrenz who has been designing all of my websites for years now. My man never ceases to bring it every time. Also want to shout out our new web admin and the dude who implemented Remulla’s design in to a working website: Rich Brown @ Edda Design.
It’s always been important to me to have a solid team and these two definitely got my back!

In addition to the new website we’ve also revamped the Lyrics Born Variety Store and are now offering physical items as well as digital. So head over and pick up a CD, T-Shirt, record or digital download. We’ll be adding more products all the time so make sure you check in often….

REAL PEOPLE is just the beginning of this next chapter in my career and with the launch of my own label, Mobile Home Recordings, I can’t wait to show y’all everything we got comin’ down the pike. It’s going to be awesome!

If you haven’t yet, make sure you pick up your copy of REAL PEOPLE at your local record store or online.

I love y’all!
See you on the road….


Lyrics Born Exclusive KQED In-Studio Performance

May 1st, 2015

What’s crackin’, L-Beezies?!

We are just a few days away from the release of LB’s brand new album, “REAL PEOPLE”!!
Tuesday, May 5th the album will be available worldwide in stores & online at all the major digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, etc). If you would like to pre-order you can do that here:

The Bay Area’s own KQED recently captured LB performing some new tracks off of “Real People” in-studio with his full band. Watch LB and the gang perform “Rock-Rock-Away”:

Check out the exclusive interview at:

Don’t miss LB on tour in support of “Real People” all summer long and in to the fall!

New Track from REAL PEOPLE ‘Rock-Rock-Away’ Premiere on Relix

April 7th, 2015

Hey there L-Beezies!
Relix Magazine just premiered a brand new song off the forthcoming ‘REAL PEOPLE’ album. The track is called “Rock-Rock-Away” and features none other than Galactic!


Check out the track over at Relix and make sure you pre-order the album here.

LBTV presents Mobile Home Recordings Exclusive Announcement!

January 27th, 2015


What’s crackin’ L-Beezies?!
We are here – 2015 has begun and kicking things off the right way is this very special announcement from LB himself talking about his indie label, Mobile Home Recordings.

Lyrics Born Updates Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

December 2nd, 2014

SF Weekly posted an article today featuring a track off of Variety Show Season 6; “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.
This track is a collaboration LB has done with European group An Apple A Day and is as poignant today as much as it was 4 decades ago.

You can listen to the full track below and pick up the Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 mixtape right here

LB’s comments about the track and what it means today:

“I was both honored and ambivalent when presented with the opportunity of working with An Apple A Day on a remake of Gil Scott Heron’s classic song,” Lyrics Born wrote when we asked about how the track came together. “Honored to be the guy who was asked to remake the song, but ambivalent, because to be completely honest, the ‘opportunity’ to do so shouldn’t even exist anymore. We as human beings should’ve won the Revolution long ago.

“For all the beautiful things that America is and has become, we have an ugly historical legacy of racial and cultural inequality that won’t seem to let up. News of young, unarmed Black, Brown and Beige men such as Trayvon, Oscar, and Michael shot dead by law enforcement flood our social media timelines every 28 hours, creating a relentless tide of sorrow, disappointment, and anger in the nation. This horrific tradition should’ve ended in Gil-Scott Heron’s time, and ‘The Revolution’ should’ve been studied and revered as a musical timepiece, emblematic of a troubled period in American history ‘way back when.’ Yet here we are again… and again… and again.”

Read the full article here.