Posts Tagged ‘dj shadow’

‘Make It Funky’ – Lyrics Born at the San Jose Jazz Fest

August 5th, 2013


This Friday LB will be performing at the San Jose Jazz Festival in San Jose, CA. What makes this performance more unique than most is that he will be performing his infamous CONTINUUM set, a Tribute to James Brown.
Backing LB will be a full band consisting of Bay Area musicians such as Uriah Duffy and members of both the Jazz Mafia Collective and Skins & Needles. Also joining him on stage, of course, is the lovely Joyo Velarde – LB’s wife and consistent collaborator.

This special performance was most recently talked about in an interview LB did for the San Jose Metro Newspaper.
The interview touches on a variety of topics ranging from Latyrx and Quannum to how jazz and funk are the core of Rap and Hip-Hop.

Check out an excerpt here:

“My perspective on jazz and funk, especially from a hip-hop background, is that it’s the musicianship, plain and simple,” he says, relating his own output to his performance August 9 at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. “All I listened to when I was younger was music that was sampled and programmed. When I started to dig deeper and actually listen to what was being sampled, the jazz and funk aspects, of course, stand out. There is a concept of togetherness, cooperation, exploration and defiance. There’s also a rebelliousness to both.”

Read the entire article here:

Don’t miss LB performing this month at the following shows:

08/09 – San Jose Jazz Fest – San Jose, CA
08/17 – Two Acre Shaker – Pemberton, BC
08/24 – Eugene Celebration – Eugene, OR



November 21st, 2012

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!



November 8th, 2011

What’s crackin’ L-Beezies?!
We’re extremely excited to announce the release of the homie, Lateef the Truthspeaker’s brand new album, out today — FIREWIRE.
Available from Quannum Projects, the album features production and guest spots by a who’s who of Bay Area legends, including your very own, Lyrics Born.

The album features tracks with DJ Shadow, Dan the Automator, The Grouch, Del the Funky Homosapien, Chief Xcel and more!

Grab the album from iTunes or digitally, or pick it up at your local retailer.
If you’re in the Bay Area hit up Rasputins or Amoeba today and give the CD a listen.

Everybody at LB HQ has been bumpin’ this record all day and it is nothing less than amazing.
Get it, listen to it, then hit up Lateef on Twitter and let him know what you think!