Posts Tagged ‘mixtape’

Lyrics Born Updates Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

December 2nd, 2014

SF Weekly posted an article today featuring a track off of Variety Show Season 6; “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.
This track is a collaboration LB has done with European group An Apple A Day and is as poignant today as much as it was 4 decades ago.

You can listen to the full track below and pick up the Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 6 mixtape right here

LB’s comments about the track and what it means today:

“I was both honored and ambivalent when presented with the opportunity of working with An Apple A Day on a remake of Gil Scott Heron’s classic song,” Lyrics Born wrote when we asked about how the track came together. “Honored to be the guy who was asked to remake the song, but ambivalent, because to be completely honest, the ‘opportunity’ to do so shouldn’t even exist anymore. We as human beings should’ve won the Revolution long ago.

“For all the beautiful things that America is and has become, we have an ugly historical legacy of racial and cultural inequality that won’t seem to let up. News of young, unarmed Black, Brown and Beige men such as Trayvon, Oscar, and Michael shot dead by law enforcement flood our social media timelines every 28 hours, creating a relentless tide of sorrow, disappointment, and anger in the nation. This horrific tradition should’ve ended in Gil-Scott Heron’s time, and ‘The Revolution’ should’ve been studied and revered as a musical timepiece, emblematic of a troubled period in American history ‘way back when.’ Yet here we are again… and again… and again.”

Read the full article here.

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 have premiered the mixtape so check it out RIGHT HERE!

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


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:

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


March 6th, 2012

What’s up, L-Beezies?!
Today’s webisode of LBTV has LB talking about Latyrx’ appearance at SXSW as well as the Official Release Party for the LB Variety Show Season 5 mixtape March 23rd @ The Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol.

Click here to download the full mixtape for FREE!

click the flyer to buy tickets!


January 20th, 2012

Today we’re excited to announce the release date of the brand new mixtape from Lyrics Born, ‘Variety Show Season 5 On The Floor’ — presented by LB’s own Mobile Home Recordings & Decon Records and featuring 2-step & boogie mash-ups and remixes of LB tracks spanning the entire LB catalog.
Mixed by DJ Icewater and available February 28th, 2012, ‘Variety Show Season 5’ includes special appearances from Sam Sparro, Francis & The Lights, Proh from Far East Movement, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Trackademicks, Joyo Velarde and more.

Available today as an exclusive free download is a mash-up of LB’s song “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” ft. Sam Sparro from the album AS U WERE with Teena Marie’s “Square Biz”.
Get the free download by clicking here (right click to save to your computer).

LYRICS BORN – Coulda Woulda Shoulda Biz f/ Sam Sparro by lyricsborn

Let LB tell you all about the mixtape in this special webisode of LBTV: