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Lyrics Born

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Biography All Music Guide

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The first artist to release an EP on San Francisco's Soleside Records, Lyrics Born went under the original moniker Asia Born on 1993's Send Them before changing it three years later on his collaborations with labelmate Lateef. After being featured on Lateef's "The Wreckoning" b/w "Latyrx" single, Lyrics put out his own 12", "Balcony Beach" b/w "Burnt Pride," in October of 1996 before jumping in the studio again with Lateef and DJ Shadow as Latyrx for The Album in 1997. He began working on a solo album the following year, though it spent five years in the workshop before appearing on Quannum as Later That Day... The success of his debut prompted LB to release a modified version of it, Same !@#$ Different Day, which contained new material as well as remixes of older songs, and in 2006, after an extensive world tour, the MC issued Overnite Encore: Lyrics Born Live! The majority of the record was taken from two 2005 performances in Australia, but also included new studio tracks. Near-constant touring helped solidy LB as one of alternative hip-hop's most distinctive players, and in April 2008, signed to Anti-, Lyrics Born released Everywhere at Once, which featured members of his live funk band as well as production work from Jake One, among others. Lyrics Born returned in 2010 with the album As U Were which featured guest appearances from an eclectic mix of artists including singer-songwriter Sam Sparro, drummer Stanton Moore and alt-rock band Francis and the Lights among others.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
02.25.17 Venue Vancouver, BC Canada
04.13.17 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO US
04.14.17 The Barkley Ballroom Frisco, CO US


  • 02.26.17 "A true California MC, Gab embodies the lyricism of Los Angeles combined with the down to earth… https://t.co/CWUnbydcVP
  • 02.25.17 RT @thinkactkyle: I'll be there too! @TruthspeakerHQ @lyricsborn @blackalicious_ and...@realgiftofgab? https://t.co/rF3VvSJHc0
  • 02.25.17 Yooo who's got that #1996 #BalconyBeach on #vinyl like my brother @phersone?? ・・・ @lyricsborn -… https://t.co/hpV4vqYhze
  • 02.25.17 Yooo!! Thank U #Victoria 4 a wild nite!! C U TONITE in #Vancouver at @venuelive w/#QuannumMCs!!!… https://t.co/M7q9xf8Coi
  • 02.25.17 RT @blackalicious_: Shoutout to everyone who was at the Victoria show last night! TONIGHT we're in Vancouver @VENUElive Doors 7:00pm http…
  • 02.25.17 RT @Dave_T_Dickson: @lyricsborn killer show last night! Last time I saw you play was summer '04 or '05 at reggae on the river in Humboldt C…
  • 02.25.17 RT @MusicRags: @lyricsborn @TruthspeakerHQ Thanks, you two, for filling my hip-hop soul back up. Needed that.
  • 02.25.17 RT @MusicRags: I am so bloody ready for @lyricsborn and @TruthspeakerHQ . Let's do this Victoria.
  • 02.25.17 RT @Dave_T_Dickson: You suckas are missing @lyricsborn Killin it @DistriktVic @Strath_Hotel tonight @mungo7873 @Heyrusso @iBarnSan @YourFa…
  • 02.25.17 RT @memittens: @lyricsborn quannum mc's killed it. Immediate hangout happening
  • 02.25.17 RT @memittens: @lyricsborn @TruthspeakerHQ @QuannumProjects @ChiefXcel absolutely slayed the show tonight. smoking weed, spinning RTJ and p…
  • 02.25.17 RT @memittens: @lyricsborn @TruthspeakerHQ @QuannumProjects @LIFESAVAS @ChiefXcel did I mention that there's ping pong and a drum set?