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LYRICS BORN BEIGE FRIDAY 20% OFF SALE!

November 28th, 2014

Hey L-Beezies!
The Lyrics Born Beige Friday 20% off storewide sale is going on right now at the LB Variety Store!!

Get your favorite Lyrics Born & Latyrx titles as well as all the LB Variety Show Mixtapes & much, much more at crazy low prices all weekend long!!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol Zero!

November 19th, 2014

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Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the biggest films of all time and has made nearly 3/4 of a billion dollars worldwide.
One of the things that makes this film so popular is the soundtrack which features an assortment of classic 70’s music. This soundtrack is included within the film as the main character’s Awesome Mix Volume 1 – a cassette mixtape that holds a lot of sentimental value to him.

The film’s director, James Gunn (Super, Slither) posted on his Facebook page today about another mix titled Awesome Mix Volume Zero.
This mix was compiled for a specific scene which takes place at a bar and was played during late-night production to keep the actors & the crew awake and pumped up.
The mix features some of Mr. Gunn’s favorite “party tunes” and one of the tracks on this mix is “I Like It, I Love It” by our very own Lyrics Born.

You can check out the post below or visit James Gunn’s Facebook page directly.

AWESOME MIX VOLUME ZERO

As many of you know, music is an extremely important part of Guardians of the Galaxy. I chose the songs on Awesome Mix ahead of time, and even included them in the script. Where possible, the songs were played live on set – when you see the gang walking down the hall to Cherry Bomb, they were actually walking down the hall to Cherry Bomb. Likewise, the score by Tyler Bates was written largely before we started shooting, and we blared that sucker on set so the actors and cameras would all move in unison.

On lighter days, our master soundman Simon Hayes would also play music on set between takes to keep people’s energy up. He did this while shooting the credit sequence in the Temple of Morag, and he also did it for the Boot of Jemiah, so we could keep the extras hyped and alive and feeling like they were in a bar atmosphere. Being that these were night shoots, it helped to keep people awake as well! Simon took requests for the credit scene, but for the Boot of Jemiah he asked me to put together an AWESOME playlist of high energy party tunes. So I did, featuring some of my favorite tunes. My assistant Simon Hatt (50% of British people are named Simon) just found this list and sent it to me. So I thought I’d share it with you in case you wanted to make your own BOOT OF JEMIAH PLAYLIST – or, as known from now on, Awesome Mix Volume Zero.

1. Never Wanted to Dance – Mindless Self Indulgence
2. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
3. The Way It Was – Aceyalone (feat Bionik)
4. I Like It, I Love It – Lyrics Born
5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
6. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello
7. Ben Vereen – Pigeon John
8. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
9. Black Fist – Juskwam and Lyrikill
10. Timebomb – The Old 97’s

BEIGE FRIDAY SALE @ THE LYRICS BORN VARIETY STORE!

November 14th, 2014

As the holidays fast approach we here at Team LB are working hard on a lot of projects for the New Year.
But before we get there we’re once again bringing you guys the annual Lyrics Born Variety Store Beige Friday Sale!

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While most retailers are celebrating Black Friday, we like to refer to it as Beige Friday. Every year we offer some great deals to our L-Beezies and 2014 is no exception!!

This year we have a 20% store-wide sale going on. That’s right – every item in the store is 20% OFF! All of your favorite Mobile Home titles including all Lyrics Born, Latyrx & Joyo Velarde albums, mixtapes & more!
That’s not all though, we also have a deal in place for all of you Variety Show enthusiasts! Buy the Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 for regular price and you can choose any additional Variety Show mixtape for only $5!

But wait, there’s more!!

All of our newsletter subscribers will be receiving a special promo code for the sale. So make sure you sign up before Nov 28th to receive that code.
We’re not going to tell you what it is – you’ll have to be on the Lyrics Born Mailing List to find out come Beige Friday!!

The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 Premiere!

October 28th, 2014

What’s crackin’ L-Beezies?!
Today is the day!! The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 is officially OUT and available to the masses.

Our friends over at HipHopDX.com have premiered the mixtape so check it out RIGHT HERE!

You can order the mixtape now by clicking on the cover below:

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Mixed by DJ Icewater w/ original artwork by Paul Lukes.

1. Arrival (DJ Icewater Blend) – Latyrx vs Pretty Lights
2. Cannon In The Heavens – Lotus ft. Lyrics Born
3. Everything is Fine – Gift of Gab ft. 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 ft. Lyrics Born
6. Hands Up (Remix) – DJ Zeph ft. Lyrics Born & Gift of Gab
7. Vibe Vendetta Freestyle (EXCLUSIVE) – Pretty Lights ft. Lyrics Born
8. More – My-G ft. Lyrics Born
9. Exclamation Point! (Edison Remix – EXCLUSIVE) – Latyrx ft. Forrest Day
10. What Happened 2 Our Love Affair? (DJ Icewater Blend) – Lyrics Born
11. Seco – Instituto ft. Lyrics Born, Joyo Velarde, & Bnegao
12. Urayasu Girl – Amores Vigilantes ft. Lyrics Born
13. Shadow – Alan Wilkis ft. Lyrics Born & White Hinterland
14. Poetic Wildfire (Freestyle – EXCLUSIVE – DJ Icewater Blend) – Lyrics Born
15. Watershed Moment – Latyrx ft. Tuneyards & The Gift of Gab
16. Tom Shimura (Freestyle – EXCLUSIVE) – Lyrics Born
17. Things They Wish They Could – Somehow At Sea ft. 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 Band
21. Deliberate Jibberish – Latyrx ft. Tuneyards
22. $ir Racha* – Lyrics Born
23. Do That There (Fort Knox 5 Remix) – Lyrics Born
24. Jump (DJ Icewater Blend) – Skins & Needles ft. Lyrics Born
25. Chest Wide Open* – Lyrics Born ft. David Shaw of The Revivalists
26. My 9 to 5 – Latyrx

*from the forthcoming album Real People

LBTV presents The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6

October 21st, 2014

LBTV is back baby with a brand new webisode!
The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 drops 1 week from today (10.28.14) and LB is here to tell you all about it as well as the upcoming tour dates and special release parties over Halloween weekend.

Pre-Order your copy of the mixtape today: http://lyricsborn.com/downloads/index.php/lyricsbornvarietyshow6-presale-1.html

Don’t miss Lyrics Born at the following shows:


10.24 – Lost on Main – Chico, CA
10.25 – Caspar Inn – Caspar, CA
10.30 – Zodiacs – Petaluma, CA
10.31 – Portuguese Hall – Arcata, CA
11.01 – Boomers – Laytonville, CA
11.14 – Alhambra Theater – Portland, OR
12.31 – Knotty Pine – Victor, ID

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.

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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
Born
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
Band
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 www.lyricsborn.com 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 www.lyricsborn.com/tourdates 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!
Peace,

LB

THANK YOU!

August 18th, 2014

Y’all did it! The Real People + Oxfam IndieGoGo Campaign ended last night at nearly $20k!!
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed.

LB took to his instagram to give a personal message to everyone involved in the campaign:

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THANK U. THANK U. THANK U. Thats all I can say. THIS IS A #TOAST 2 YALL. Im so #grateful & #humbled 2 those of U who contributed 2 my #RealPeople album campaign. It has officially closed, & between the 1st campaign & the relaunch, THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YET, raising close to $20,000! My team worked so hard, THANK U 2 JB & Bryan, Deyden & #RPM, @BobFerguson & @OxfamAmerica. This album is so special to me, & Im proud 2 have been able 2 partner with yall, AND #Oxfam on this campaign. In addition 2 all the perks & rewards you’ve earned w/your contribution, 5% is going 2 help @OxfamAmerica with their efforts in #NewOrleans & #GulfRegion. We did it yall, & we did it #TOGETHER.. AS IT SHOULD BE. NOW GET READY!! I will be sending U your rewards ASAP, & ANNOUNCING A RELEASE DATE FOR MY 8th ALBUM #REALPEOPLE VERRRRRY SOON. Once again, #THANKYOU, & #SALUD. #ILOVEYALL. BEST ALWAYS, MY REAL PEOPLE!! -LB

LYRICS BORN FACEBOOK AMA HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!

July 21st, 2014

L-Beezies!!!
Head over to Lyrics Born’s Facebook right now and ask him anything!

For the next few hours LB will be answering YOUR questions.

LYRICS BORN RELEASES 1ST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM “REAL PEOPLE”

July 9th, 2014

L-Beezies!!!!!
It’s one of those days you just remember as having your life changed.
Of course I’m talking about the first single off of LB’s forthcoming new album “Real People”!!

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The track is called “$ir Racha” and like the hook says, LB is hotter than fire on this one!
You can hear the track right now via the “Real People” IndieGoGo Campaign – just scroll down towards the bottom and click the YouTube video: igg.me/at/lyricsborn

“Real People” is LB’s 8th studio album and is produced by Ben Ellman and Robert Mercurio of Galactic.
Learn more about the record and the amazing IndieGoGo campaign surrounding it offering you the chance to grab autographed copies (CD & Vinyl), listen to the album before anyone else w/ LB, VIP access to Lyrics Born shows, one-of-a-kind swag and much, much more!!

The campaign is in collaboration with Oxfam America and a percentage of every dollar contributed goes directly to what their doing to help the people and the environment in New Orleans, Louisiana and the entire Gulf Region. It’s a really great way to affect some real change in the world and simultaneously support your favorite indie artist.

LYRICS BORN + OXFAM “REAL PEOPLE” INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

June 2nd, 2014

L-BEEZIES!!!!!!
This is the big news you’ve all been waiting for – the announcement of the new Lyrics Born album, titled “REAL PEOPLE”!!

What better way to kick things off than with a very special crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Oxfam America.
Get all the details below and make sure to share this with everyone you know and get ready for the brand new Lyrics Born album coming soon!!


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click the image to learn more about the campaign and to contribute

#RealPeopleIGG

Lyrics Born has written, recorded, and performed some of the most recognizable music in the world. With a career spanning 20 years and over 500,000 units sold, he has elevated his status from innovative Hip-Hop stalwart, to iconic cultural mainstay in the modern independent music industry. LB’s steadfast commitment to uncompromising originality and earnest quality has cultivated a loyal worldwide audience of like-minded people whom share the same vision and values.

Staying true to form, Lyrics Born returns with his groundbreaking 8th album, “REAL PEOPLE”. Funky, organic, and eclectic, the appropriately entitled masterpiece is an homage to the genuine, everyday folks that inspired the album’s creation. To capture the album’s signature sound and aesthetic, LB traveled to the music Mecca of the world, New Orleans, Louisiana, enlisting Grammy-nominated producer Ben Ellman and Robert Mercurio of the Funk band, Galactic. Recorded almost entirely in New Orleans, “REAL PEOPLE” is the first of its kind, bringing together a solo Hip-Hop artist with a who’s who of legendary NOLA artists and musicians. Featured on the album is Grammy award winner Trombone Shorty, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Corey “Boe Money” Henry (Rebirth Brass Band), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk, Neville Family), Corey Glover (Living Colour), David Shaw (The Revivalists), Billy Martin (Modeski, Martin & Wood), and many more!

We have launched the “REAL PEOPLE” IndieGoGo Campaign to not only help the grass-roots creation and promotion of the album, but to also add more meaning and value to the sharing process. Contributors experience an amazing array of perks ranging from autographed copies of “REAL PEOPLE”, out-of-print LB classics and exclusive content, VIP access to upcoming Lyrics Born appearances, PRIVATE concerts, “Breaking Bread” one-on-one with LB at a restaurant in your city, and even production and appearances from Lyrics Born on YOUR music!

But there’s more. Far, far more…

Lyrics Born has always been of the belief that music should help and heal, and in keeping with this credo, we’ve taken the “REAL PEOPLE” campaign one step further. For the first time, we’re proud to announce our partnership with the non-profit organization Oxfam America on the “REAL PEOPLE” IndieGoGo campaign. LB was so inspired by Oxfam’s humanitarian and environmental efforts in post-Hurricane Katrina, post oil-spill New Orleans and Gulf Region; he felt it was only right to give back to a place that has given the world so much.

This is how it works: 5% of every dollar you contribute to the “REAL PEOPLE” IndieGoGo campaign helps OXFAM with their efforts in New Orleans and the Gulf Region. But it doesn’t stop there. Once we reach and surpass our target goal that amount increases to 10% of every dollar pledged! So, the more you contribute, the more the impact of your pledge is felt, the more of a difference we make together, as “REAL PEOPLE”.

This is a rare opportunity to be involved not only in the grassroots creation of and promotion of awesome music and the perks that come along with it, but also a chance for “REAL PEOPLE” to affect real change in the world!

Thank you to all the good folks taking the time to get involved and contribute to the (Lyrics Born w/Oxfam “REAL PEOPLE” IndieGoGo campaign.)

Please spread the word on your blogs, websites, social networks and word of mouth, using the hashtag: #RealPeopleIGG

Together we can truly make it all happen right here, right now!