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The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 Mixtape Pre-Sale!

October 14th, 2014

LB here,

First off, I want to say THANK YOU to all my L-Beezies out there who continue to ride wit me through every album release.
Y’all are what keeps this thing movin’ and without y’all I wouldn’t be here now.

That being said, as most of you already know I have a new album coming out early next year called “Real People”. As I always do before any new album release, I’m dropping a brand new mixtape later this month.

Brought to you by Mobile Home Recordings in collaboration with Room 389, The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 will hit digital shelves October 28th, 2014 and be available physically only at the merch booth at my shows.


Each of these Variety Show mixtapes are very special to me as they reflect not only my collaborations with other artists over the past few years, but also a chance to record special exclusives that just don’t fit anywhere else.
Season 6 is no different as I’ve got some exclusive music on there w/ the Bay Area’s own, The Bangerz and an exclusive Latyrx track w/ none other than my Quannum brother Lateef the Truthspeaker! Other artists you’ll hear include Pretty Lights, The Gift of Gab, tUnEyArDs & many more!
As if that wasn’t enough, LBVS6 features remixes you won’t hear anywhere else by the homie DJ Icewater who meticulously mixed this, and most of my past mixtapes.
But what’s most special to me about this mixtape is that it features 3 brand new songs off of my forthcoming album, “Real People”!
It’s the first chance for y’all to hear what I’ve been working on since “As U Were” & Latyrx.

Boasting a whopping 26 tracks, this is the mixtape y’all have been waiting for:

1. Arrival (DJ Icewater Blend) – Latyrx vs Pretty Lights
2. Cannon In The Heavens – Lotus f/Lyrics Born
3. Everything is Fine – Gift of Gab f/Lyrics Born & George Clinton
4. She Can Git It (EXCLUSIVE) – Lyrics Born & Cutso of The Bangerz
5. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -An Apple A Day f/Lyrics Born
6. Hands Up (Remix) – DJ Zeph f/Lyrics Born & Gift of Gab
7. Vibe Vendetta Freestyle (EXCLUSIVE) – Pretty Lights f/Lyrics Born
8. More – My-G f/Lyrics Born
9. Exclamation Point! (Edison Remix – EXCLUSIVE) – Latyrx f/Forrest Day
10. What Happened 2 Our Love Affair? (DJ Icewater Blend) – Lyrics Born
11. Seco – Instituto f/Lyrics Born, Joyo Velarde, & Bnegao
12. Urayasu Girl – Amores Vigilantes f/Lyrics Born
13. Shadow – Alan Wilkis f/Lyrics Born & White Hinterland
14. Poetic Wildfire (Freestyle – EXCLUSIVE – DJ Icewater Blend) – Lyrics
15. Watershed Moment – Latyrx f/Tuneyards & The Gift of Gab
16. Tom Shimura (Freestyle – EXCLUSIVE) – Lyrics Born
17. Things They Wish They Could – Somehow At Sea f/Lyrics Born
18. Shake It Off (DJ Icewater Blend) – Lyrics Born
19. Vintage MCM (Freestyle – EXCLUSIVE) – Lyrics Born
20. That’s It! (Real People Remix)* – Lyrics Born vs Preservation Hall Jazz
21. Deliberate Jibberish – Latyrx f/Tuneyards
22. $ir Racha* – Lyrics Born
23. Do That There (Fort Knox 5 Remix) – Lyrics Born
24. Jump (DJ Icewater Blend) – Skins & Needles f/Lyrics Born
25. Chest Wide Open* – Lyrics Born f/David Shaw of The Revivalists
26. My 9 to 5 – Latyrx

*from the forthcoming album: “Real People”

We have just launched a pre-sale for the mixtape at so click the link and pre-order your copy today!!
Be one of the first to get a sneak peek at the new album.

To all my IndieGoGo Backers, as a special thank you I want to give y’all the mixtape a week before its available, so check your inboxes for your own private download link to the mixtape + other digital rewards from the campaign next Tuesday (10/21).

We’re going to be celebrating the release of the mixtape at a couple upcoming shows, so come out & party wit me!
Get your mixtape signed & hear some new music LIVE!
10/24 – Lost on Main – Chico, CA
10/25 – Caspar Inn – Caspar, CA
10/30 – Zodiacs – Petaluma, CA – LBVS6 Release Party!
10/31 – Portuguese Hall – Arcata, CA (KMUD Halloween Party also feat Talib Kweli)
11/01 – Boomers – Laytonville, CA – LBVS6 Release Party!
11/14 – Alhambra Theatre – Portland, OR
11/15 – Dojo – Bend, OR
12/31 – Knotty Pine – Victor, ID (NYE Party!)

We’re constantly adding more shows so keep checking in at for the latest.

We’ve got a lot of exciting things happening soon, so make sure you sign up for the Official Lyrics Born Newsletter to keep up-to-date on the latest releases, music, videos, exclusive & more!

I’ll see y’all out there!



December 13th, 2011

It’s a glorious day, L-Beezies!
The first ever mixtape from LATYRX (Lyrics Born & Lateef the Truthspeaker) is available RIGHT NOW to purchase exclusively here at

Previously available ONLY at live shows, we’re now making this epic compilation of music available to everyone as an online digital download.
Click the album cover below to get your copy today!!

(click image to be taken to the Lyrics Born Downloads Store)

Mixed by DJ Zeph (Oakland Faders, Skins & Needles) and featuring a wide array of guests, LATYRICAL MADNESS VOLUME ONE is a Latyrx 101 for those who have never heard and a feast for the ears of longtime fans.
The Gift of Gab (Blackalicious, The Mighty Underdogs), Z-Trip, Fatboy Slim, Headnodic & Kat O1O (Crown City Rockers), Joyo Velarde, Chief Xcel (Blackalicious, Maroons) + more.

The mixtape includes exclusive tracks not available anywhere else including “Rushin Attack”, “Make It Happen” and a brand new, updated version of the Latyrx classic, “Say That”.
Of course the mixtape features Latyrx classics like “Lady Don’t Tek No”, “Storm Warning” and “The Last Trumpet” as well as the brand new track off of Lateef the Truthspeaker’s new record FIREWIRE, “Hardship Enterprise”.

This is a must-have for any fan of Latyrx, Lyrics Born, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Quannum Projects and great music in general!
So don’t hesitate, get your copy right now and spread the word and let ’em know, LATYRX ARE BACK!!!


October 25th, 2010

The brand new album from Lyrics Born hits physical and digital shelves tomorrow, October 26th. Featuring 15 tracks including the current single/video “LIES X 3” and the buzzed about leaked track, “Something Better” (featuring Francis and The Lights), AS U WERE has already been praised by Okayplayer and FILTER and continues to receive accolades from both fans and critics alike.
LB is currently on the road in support of the record for the Auto Reverse Tour 2010 w/ Chali 2na and Rakaa.

AS U WERE includes an array of superstar guests including Sam Sparro, Francis and The Lights, Lateef the Truthspeaker, The Gift of Gab, Jake One, Trackademicks, Clyde Carson, Joyo Velarde and more.

Currently available to listen to for free on, AS U WERE is quickly becoming one of LB’s most popular albums. LB’s own Mobile Home Recordings has partnered with Decon to release the record with distribution through Sony Red.

The video for the latest single, “LIES X 3” was featured on and continues to receive buzz across the internet.
Watch it here:

And check out the behind-the-scenes making of clip available only on LBTV:

Also make sure you pick up the exclusive AUTO REVERSE TOUR 2010 Poster, available only at shows and designed by Eddie Colla.


October 8th, 2010

The Official Lyrics Born AS U WERE Bundle is now available for pre-order.
Not only do you get the physical CD, but you also get a digital version sent to you the day of release, the Official AS U WERE T-shirt and Poster (designed by Brent Rollins and Kaseem Greene) and a Lyrics Born Cartoon Man sticker to slap just about anywhere!

Click here to pre-order the bundle now and make sure you specify your t-shirt size.

AS U WERE drops 10.26.10 on Mobile Home and Decon and features guests Sam Sparro, Francis and The Lights, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Joyo Velarde, Trackademicks, Clyde Carson, Jake One and many others!


October 7th, 2010

What’s up, L-Beezies?!
Welcome to the new and improved!!!

Designed by Jonathan Remulla at Supafrenz and built by Team LB’s programming extraordinaires, Kleinschmit, Beane and Johnston, we’ve got a brand new look and style just in time for the new Lyrics Born album, AS U WERE, dropping 10.26.10 on Mobile Home and Decon.
We’re still updating a few things including a brand new LBFM and LB Downloads Store — but don’t let that stop you from lookin’ around at all the cool new sights and sounds!

Co-inciding with the new site is the launch of the AS U WERE pre-orders available exclusively at The Lyrics Born Variety Store!
Each pre-order of the CD also gets a digital download of the album. Also, stay tuned for an exclusive bundle pack we’ve got coming VERY soon!

The buzz about AS U WERE has been craaaaaaaaaaazy!!!
The single “Lies X 3” has been flyin’ up the charts and has hit #1 on and #2 on Rapnetwork Record Breakers and y’all have been pushin’ it up the charts in so many cities — THANK YOU!
The video is coming VERY SOON!!!

LB has been leakin’ the new record to a few people for some feedback and it has been hott bizness all across the board!
Check out what some of the homies are sayin’ about AS U WERE:

@Headnodic: “We Live By The Beat” “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” & “Oh Baby!” r my fav joints on this new @lyricsborn. Buy #ASUWERE 10/26′

@Tap10: I’m spinning “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” tonight, that’s the one right now!’

@realGiftofGab: #ASUWERE is LP OF THE YEAR!’

@GKoop: Bumpin this new @lyricsborn today. Shits kinda bangin!! Don’t sleep!! #ASUWERE.’

@DNAEBeats: xtra fonky my rellish! #ASUWERE’

On top of that we’ve got some great feedback from Filter Magazine as well as the SF Examiner – check it:

FILTER Magazine:

‘UC-Berkeley graduate Tom Shimura, who has been making sophisticated hip-hop as Lyrics Born for well over a decade, is one of those rare talents that has the ability to turn just about everything he touches into pure audible gold. He’s never really made or been part of a substandard record and the Bay Area MC’s newest album, As U Were, is no exception.’

SF Examiner:

‘With a career spanning over a decade, Lyrics Born is truly an indie music champion. He has continually turned out hits whether he’s riding solo, as a member of Latryx with fellow emcee Lateef, or as the co founder of Quannum records; the label he created with DJ Shadow, Gift of Gab and Lateef.’

If that wasn’t enough LB has gettin’ lots of love from y’all on the new singles “Lies X 3” and “Pushed Aside/Pulled Apart”, as well as the leak, “Something Better” feat. Francis and The Lights:

“I’ve been playing that ‘Pushed Aside’…ill…simply ill.” – Charlie Smash

“Like like LIKE!!! Cannot f’in wait for this album.” – Jen Moxley

“I love the song. I’m listening to it now.” – Sara Rollins

“Yes LB push things forward!!!” – Simon Todd

Wanna join in the convo? Make sure you follow LB on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

That’s what it is peoples. Pre-order the new album today and make sure you get out and see LB at a venue near you when he hits the road October 19th for The Auto Reverse Tour feat. Chali 2na and Rakaa!!!