Posts Tagged ‘berkeley’

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….


YES, BAY AREA Hits Digital Shelves at iTunes & Amazon

April 2nd, 2013


Last year Lyrics Born released his first ever book, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ — a collection of Tweets from LB’s own personal observations and commentary on the San Francisco Bay Area.
Humorous, insightful, political and all too familiar for those who know the Bay Area, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ is the must-have coffee table book for the ‘slasher’ generation.

Currently available physically in select book stores around the Bay Area, we are very excited to announce that it is now available digitally at iTunes & Amazon!
A perfect addition to your iPhone, iPad or Kindle reader, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ will having you laughing and nodding your head in recognition of the quirky and unique traits of the people, places and instances that could only happen in The Bay.

Including original artwork by the Bay Area’s own, Eddie Colla & Jason Malig, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ is Bay Area from cover to cover. Get your copy today!

“We’ve got much more than 140 characters in the Bay… but 140 is all LB needs to rock these compulsively-readable, hilarious, and incisive mini-portraits. If you live here, you’ll be nodding your head in recognition… and if you don’t, well, you’re f*cking up. But at least now you’ve got a field guide.”
– Adam Mansbach
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller ‘Go the F**k to Sleep’

“Hapa dude from Berkeley with Italian hair, Cajun accent, and intergalactic mic skills capturing the funniest observations on the quirks of the 510, 415, 408, 650, and 707 since Richard Pryor stalked these same streets? Yes, world. You’ve come to the right book.”
– Jeff Chang
Award winning author of ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ and ‘Total Chaos: The Art & Aesthetics of Hip-Hop’




November 5th, 2012

L-Beezies, November is a big month as most of you are probably already aware!

The brand new Latyrx EP ‘Disconnection’ drops next week — 11.13.12 at all digital retailers. The 6-song EP features guest appearances & production from Zion I, Amp Live, The Bangerz, Headnodic, Somehow At Sea & our very own Lyrics Born.

You can pre-order the EP right here from iTunes.

Make sure to come out and celebrate the release of the EP at these exclusive release parties around The Bay Area!

11.15 – San Francisco, CA — The Independent w/ special guests The Gift of Gab & 1-O.A.K. BUY TICKETS
11.16 – Sebastopol, CA — Hopmonk Tavern BUY TICKETS
11.17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley w/ special guests Skins & Needles BUY TICKETS

Also this month we’re celebrating the release of ‘YES, BAY AREA’ which is currently in stores around the Bay Area at Pegasus Books & Amoeba Music.
You can buy your copy of the book right now at those local retailers and soon online via the LB Variety Store.

Sunday, November 18th LB will be appearing at Pegasus Books in downtown Berkeley, CA for a special 1st Person Singular book reading & signing. This FREE event starts at 7:30pm that evening and LB will be there reading from ‘YES, BAY AREA’ as well as signing books, which you can buy at the store!

Don’t miss this very special appearance and get your hands on one of the limited edition physical copies of ‘YES, BAY AREA’.


June 12th, 2012

The wait is over — the very first Lyrics Born BOOK is now available for download!

‘YES, BAY AREA’, a collection of LB’s musings and observations on the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse and unique culture has been compiled from Twitter in a very special e-book available by clicking here.

This book is available right now ONLY at, so make sure to get your copy today!!

Don’t forget this weekend at The Independent in San Francisco, CA, LYRICS BORN will be taking the stage with a full 10-piece band to celebrate the release of ‘YES, BAY AREA’. Featuring many special guests, an opening set by the Bay Area’s own BAYONICS, and hosted by comedian JOEY GUILA, the Official ‘Yes, Bay Area’ Release Event — co-presented by LitQuake — is sure to sell out, so make sure you get your tickets RIGHT HERE before that happens.

And now, a word from LB himself:


October 19th, 2011

LB joined author Adam Mansbach on stage at the JCCSF October 9th, 2011 for a very special appearance where the two chopped it up about music, politics, hip-hop, Berkeley, life, parenting and much more.
During the night the two read Adam’s best-selling book, ‘Go The Fuck To Sleep’ — an adult take on the children’s book concept.

LBTV was there to capture this moment for your viewing pleasure.
So sit back and enjoy Adam & LB reading ‘Go The Fuck To Sleep’…


October 13th, 2011

This past Sunday, October 9th, 2011, Lyrics Born joined best-selling author and Bay Area native, Adam Mansbach for a special night of discussion at the JCCSF.
Adam’s book, ‘GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP’ has become an internet phenomenon.

A relatively new parent, LB joined Adam on stage to discuss a very of topics including parenting and music to politics and growing up in Berkeley.
LBTV’s own HKL Films was on hand to capture this exclusive event. Enjoy some of the evening’s highlights:


October 3rd, 2011

What’s crackin’ L-Beezies?!

It’s a big week for Team LB.
Tonight (Monday, October 3rd) LB will be the keynote speaker at the Mayoral Candidates Forum, a part of The Grammy’s organization.
Don’t miss that!

Last year for the release of AS U WERE Amoeba Records in Berkeley, CA held an in-store performance w/ LB and also did a feature video called “What’s In My Bag?”.
The video for that just came out this past weekend and has LB giving you a rundown of not only his history with Amoeba in Berkeley, but also some of his selections from music shopping that day.
Get the insight by watching the video here:

Also this week are two very special LATYRX shows with BLACKALICIOUS including Anchorage Alaska at the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub on October 6th followed by the next night in Denver, CO at Cervantes.
Get your tickets for both before these shows are sold out.

Don’t forget to see LB with Adam Mansbach Sunday, October 9th at the JCCSF for a special speaking engagement and w/ Joyo Velarde and Skins & Needles on October 19th at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, CA for a full live show.

We’ve got some more special announcements coming this week, so stay tuned!


December 2nd, 2010

Lyrics Born stops in to chop it up with Davey D on KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio in The Bay.


November 11th, 2010

photo by Ashley Tanasiychuk for

The Bay Area is gettin’ a double dose of LB this weekend on both sides of the bridge with two appearances on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday night at The Mezzanine in San Francisco LB will be joining his Quannum/Solesides partner Lateef the Truthspeaker for a special one-night-only re-union as Latyrx as the two perform with Adam Theis’ Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony for a special Jazz Mafia 10 year anniversary show.

The following day LB hits Amoeba Music in Berkeley, CA for an in-store performance as part of Amoeba’s 20 year anniversary and to celebrate the release of the new album, AS U WERE.
The Lyrics Born Trio (LB feat. Joyo Velarde and DJ D-Sharp) hits at 5pm. Get the new CD while you’re there and get it autographed after the set.

As a warm up to the weekend LB will be hosting Oaklandish at The New Parish in Oakland, CA tomorrow night (Thursday / 11.11.10).
Come down and get down with LB, The Get Back, Dave Smallen, Dynamic, Club Crasherz and DJ Platurn of the Oakland Faders.

It don’t never stop.