Posts Tagged ‘hip-hop’

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


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.


February 20th, 2014

Hey there L-Beezies!
It’s been a minute since we posted an update, but we are back with a slew of Latyrx tour dates for you.
Lateef & Lyrics Born are bringing THE SECOND ALBUM to you in 2014 with dates all over the USA, Canada & Europe.


Visit the Tour Dates page for all of the ticket links by clicking on the image above.

There are more dates to be announced soon, so keep checking back often!


November 5th, 2013

Finally, after 16 years in the making, the highly-anticipated & long-awaited follow up to the 1997 West Coast masterpiece, ‘THE ALBUM’ has been unleashed!


Critical Praise:

“Bay Area alt-rap heroes return ahead of the long-delayed The Second AlbumSPIN

“[The Second Album is] eclectic without getting wacky, thoughtful without getting preachy, full of great wordplay over beats that tie hip-hop to a history of all-purpose head-nod music from funk to electro and beyond.” – Rolling Stone

“Get excited, y’all”PotholesInMyBlog

“Latyrx sounds motivated and creatively rejuvenated.”Consequence of Sound

The Album / Video:

Today, pioneering hip-hop duo Latyrx, made up of rappers Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker, release their anticipated follow-up to their 1997 indie rap classic The Album, appropriately titled The Second Album. The album features appearances from members of Anticon, tUnE-yArDs, Living Colour, and The Decemberists as well as Busdriver, 1-O.A.K. and more. To celebrate the album’s release, they’re proud to share a music video that took nearly 100 hours to create that is compiled of tens of thousands of still images made to look like a stop motion video.

The music video for “Exclamation Point” artfully captures the essence of what a growing part of the population seems to be voicing: feeling overwhelmed and jaded in an overstimulated world while trying to navigate through the chaos to find inspiration and happiness. Juxtaposed against a driving, insistently simple drum line, comes melancholy sweet piano chords and a hook from singer Forrest Day reminding you to “slow it down” and to ignore things that get overused like an exclamation point. Created entirely with still photos shot with a Nikon D700, the video highlights the reality of how quickly life moves. “Much like in life, if you actually went frame by frame you’d notice much more; but as with life, everything just flies by,” explains director Mark Austin Heim. Shot in San Francisco and Oakland and featuring local landmarks and everyday people, the majority of the still images were captured at 4-6 frames per second at a rate of 10,000 stills a day for over a week. Explains Heim, ”After each day we’d compile all the images into a sequence that ran at 24 frames per second. Then we edited the video using the clips created from thousands of still images.” Syncing the sound portion proved to be especially challenging. Heim had Lyrics Born and Lateef rapping at 25% their normal speed to sync their lip movements to the track. “I love how organic yet jittery it feels,” says Lyrics Born.

Releasing another album after over a decade and a half of working on other projects feels fulfilling to Lyrics Born as an artist. “It feels fantastic. I was never totally happy with where we left off and we realized that even after 16 years no other duo had really built upon what we had developed conceptually or structurally, so from a listener’s perspective I think there’s a lot there to keep you interested and engaged,” says LB. “I really think people are going to love this album.” The Second Album is available for purchase on iTunes today.

Latyrx are currently on the first half of their The Second Album World Tour with rap duo Skins and Needles throughout the fall season, and will continue the second leg of the tour in 2014. The tour covers the west coast with stops in Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and more.

Watch the video for “Exclamation Point”:

Check out the HipHopDX premiere of “Exclamation Point”:

Purchase The Second Album on iTunes:

Listen to the entire album now at Pitchfork:


You can buy the CD, vinyl or digital download at any of the following retailers:







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“Watershed Moment” ft The Gift of Gab & tUnE-yArDs premieres via

October 25th, 2013

Yesterday, leaked a new track off of ‘The Second Album’ — “Watershed Moment”.

Check out SPIN’s comments below and listen to the track now!

LATYRX (Lyrics Born + Lateef) “Watershed Moment” feat The Gift of Gab (produced by tUnE-yArDs) by latyrx

Lateef and Lyrics Born are Latyrx, two Bay Area-based Solesides O.G.s who helped redefine hip-hop alongside DJ Shadow and Blackalicious in ’90s. But in all of this time, they’d only recorded a single album (1997’s The Album) together, instead spreading their skills liberally across other projects. Enter The Second Album, out November 5 featuring an incredible array of talent ranging from left-field rhymer Busdriver, to MPC kingpin Jel, to the Decemberists’ Chris Funk, to Living Colour singer Corey Glover (really).

You can hear the bewitchingly hypnotic “Watershed Moment,” which features not only an ace verse from Quannum compatriot Gift of Gab, but production (and additional vocals) from tUnE-yArDs. Stream that aptly titled track, check Latyrx’s tour schedule here, and see if you can’t add a few more dates to it via Kickstarter.