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Quannum Projects

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  • Born: Tokyo, Japan
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s
  • Website: quannum.com/
  • Recent Activity: 10.01.12 RT @TruthspeakerHQ: Get your tickets for the Latyrx EP Release Event Thursday Nov 15th @ The Independent in SF w/ special guest The... h ...
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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.


  • 10.01.12 RT @TruthspeakerHQ: Get your tickets for the Latyrx EP Release Event Thursday Nov 15th @ The Independent in SF w/ special guest The... h ...
  • 08.15.12 RT @pitchforkmedia: The reissue of Blackalicious' 1994 EP Melodica, reviewed by @natepatrin http://t.co/sWBD5UCn
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  • 04.29.12 RT @TruthspeakerHQ: RT“@GyreFunk: Still hype off that @Latyrx show last nyt! @lyricsborn @TruthspeakerHQ on some superhero shit! Best I' ...
  • 04.21.12 RT @RasputinRecords: @RecordStoreDay: GIFT OF GAB of @Blackalicious is playing LIVE 4/21 at 1pm at Rasputin Berkeley! http://t.co/exM3Md ...
  • 04.19.12 Lovin' this video from @NNNNNotestoSelf http://t.co/7bHQFPax. Mad props!!!!
  • 04.03.12 "(Gab) combines the best elements of being mainstream and underground without selling either short." @AgitReader http://t.co/JCFUfihP
  • 03.30.12 The Next Logical Progression. What's yours?
  • 03.30.12 RT @PopMatters: Gift of Gab has always stood out for his rhymes, his vocabulary, and his flow. http://t.co/GF7iEjSl @QuannumProjects @re ...
  • 03.28.12 RT @DEANintheYAY: This new @realgiftofgab LP is bangin! Especially like the @george_clinton and @Latyrx track! @QuannumProjects still go ...
  • 03.27.12 The Song That Changed My Life by @bullseye & @truthspeakerhq, via #soundcloud http://t.co/bqTumNdw What song changed your life?
  • 03.27.12 RT @Latyrx: The homie The Gift of Gab just dropped his brand new album! Get it today & peep the track w/ George Clinton & Latyrx!! http: ...