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LYRICS BORN + THE COUP at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 4/24/14

April 17th, 2014

What’s up L-Beezies?!
Things have been crazy here at LB HQ as we finish up the Latyrx campaign and move right in to new music from Lyrics Born!
We have big news coming in the months ahead, so make sure to keep checking in with us – and in the meantime, if you’re in the area (or feel like making a roadtrip) Lyrics Born is performing next Thursday, April 24th at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA.

If that wasn’t enough, co-headlining this event is none-other-than THE COUP!!
With special guests including DJ Zeph, Joyo Velarde & Thomas McCree, this show is set to go off.

Get your tickets here: http://moesalley.com/tickets.php?show_id=1924

LYRICS BORN & THE COUP live and direct to you!
Don’t miss it!

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Also catch Lyrics Born & Latyrx at the following shows coming up:

5/02 – Lost on Main – Chico CA (LB)
5/03 – Boomer’s – Laytonville CA (LB)
6/05 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago IL (LB)
6/06 – The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids MI (LB)
6/07 – Marquette Waterfront Festival – Madison WI (LB)
6/26 – The Howard Theater – Washington DC (w/ special guest Fort Knox Five) (Latyrx)
6/27 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn NY (w/ special guest Fort Knox Five) (Latyrx)
6/28 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge MA (Latyrx)
6/29 – Stage One – Fairfield CT (Latyrx)
7/01 – Montreal Jazz Festival – Montreal QC (Latyrx)
7/19 – Starbelly Jam – Crawford Bay BC (Latyrx)
8/01 – Arise Music Festival – Loveland CO (Lyrics Born appearing with Galactic)

more dates tba soon

LYRICS BORN TALKS YES, BAY AREA ON KQED’S FORUM

February 15th, 2013

Last Friday LB was asked to join the Bay Area’s KQED Forum radio program to talk about politics, the state of the music business, Latyrx and of course, “Yes, Bay Area”.
Take a listen to the interview below which runs about 30 minutes or download it directly from their website here.

LATYRX + DJ SHADOW @ WINTERSALT IN SAN FRANCISCO DEC 29

November 21st, 2012

L-Beezies!!!!
Just announced today, some of the biggest news this year; Latyrx (Lyrics Born & Lateef) will be performing at Wintersalt in San Francisco, CA on December 29th w/ fellow Quannum fam, DJ Shadow!

This is NOT to be missed!!
Part of a 2-day event, Latyrx takes the stage on Day 2 at Fort Mason in SF, CA as part of DJ Shadow’s set. Also performing that weekend is is K. Flay, Aaron Axelsen, Dillon Francis, Theophilus London, Diplo, Travis Barker w/ Mix Master Mike and many more.
Presented by Eye Heart SF.

Make sure you get your tickets for this very special night of music!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!

NEW LATYRX EP & YES, BAY AREA EVENT

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’.

LYRICS BORN “YES, BAY AREA” E-BOOK NOW AVAILABLE!

June 12th, 2012

L-BEEEEEEEEEEZIES!!!!!
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 LyricsBorn.com, 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:

LYRICS BORN “YES, BAY AREA” DEBUT BOOK RELEASE EVENT @ THE INDEPENDENT SF, CA

May 15th, 2012

L-Beezies!
It is official, and we are very excited to announce the debut book from Lyrics Born; “Yes, Bay Area”.

“Yes, Bay Area” is a collection of Tweets that have been compiled from over the past 2 years and features LB’s funny and insightful musings on the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich and diverse culture.

Prompted by the suggestions of hundreds of fans on Twitter and Facebook, “Yes, Bay Area” is the first of its kind for LB and sees the veteran MC, Producer and Voiceover artist once again stepping into new territory and breaking new ground in a career constantly expanded by his bold and out-of-the-box approach.
Featuring artwork by the Bay Area’s own, Eddie Colla and Jason Malig, the book is through and through a testament to the San Francisco Bay Area.

“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”

“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 fucking up. But at least now you’ve got a field guide.”

— Adam Mansbach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Go the Fuck to Sleep”.

The e-book will be available for download June 12th, 2012 and also available at the Official “Yes, Bay Area” Book Release Event at the Independent in San Francisco, CA!

Presented in conjunction with the Bay Area’s own LitQuake, June 16th, 2012 will be a celebration of epic proportions as LB brings his full LIVE band to The Independent in San Francisco, CA featuring Jazz Mafia, Joyo Velarde, Kat O1O, Skins & Needles and many more.
In honor of this momentous occasion, LB has curated a very special night of music, comedy and surprises to celebrate his foray into the literary world with special guests Bayonics, Berkeley native, Adam Mansbach (best-selling author of the book “Go The Fu*k To Sleep”) and hosted by the very funny, Joey Guila!!

It is truly going to be a night to remember as LB celebrates the release of his very first book and brings to The Independent a night unlike any other.
Get your tickets right now by clicking here and do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE NEW LATYRX “CALL TO ARMS” MUSIC VIDEO

April 24th, 2012

L-Beezies,

We have something new for y’all! Latyrx (Lateef & Lyrics Born) are back in a big way and have already released a brand new song earlier this year.
The new Latyrx track, “Call to Arms” is available right now at the Official Latyrx Website as a FREE download and an Official Music Video for the song is dropping next Tuesday, May 1st, 2012.

Until then, go behind-the-scenes to get a taste of what you can expect next Tuesday as LB & Lateef are joined by the one-and-only Boots Riley (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club) and Miss Karyn Paige for a truly awesome video;

Make sure you get your tickets to see Latyrx this Saturday (April 28th) at The Pagoda in San Jose, CA for a very intimate show w/ guests Skins & Needles and Cutso of The Bangerz!
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Get more details on the show plus The Bangerz producing for the new Latyrx album by clicking here.

LYRICS BORN EXCLUSIVE DJ SET @ THE FOX DEN IN OAKLAND 02.03.12

February 2nd, 2012

That’s right, L-Beezies!
Lyrics Born is spinning for a very special night at the Fox Den in Oakland, CA for their 3rd Anniversary and as part of the monthly Oakland Art Murmur.
There is NO COVER — admission is FREE — so make sure you come down and get down with LB this Friday, February 3rd.

‘GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP’ AS READ BY ADAM MANSBACH & LYRICS BORN

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’…

AMOEBA RECORDS, LATYRX, LIVE SHOWS + SPECIAL APPEARANCES

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!