Dec 27

Quannum MCs

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Lyrics Born joins Blackalicious for a few year-end shows.

Dec 28 The Fillmore, SF
Dec 30 Nectar Lounge, Seattle
Dec 31 Star Theater, Portland


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Oct 18

Latyrx – Close Your Eyes feat Busdriver

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New Latyrx feat Busdriver off The Second Record dropping Nov 5th.  “Close Your Eyes” produced by Antonionian.  There’s still time to help them with their Second Album World Tour by contributing to their kickstarter.




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Sep 30

Latyrx The Second Album World Tour

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latyrxtourLatyrx are getting ready to go on tour for the release of their second album.  They’ve launched a kickstarter to help get it to the people, and they’re offering some cool thank you packages, including vinyl and passes to the show.

Here are the dates for the first leg:

10/25/13     Denver, CO     Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10/26/13     Gunnison, CO     The Last Chance
10/27/13     Aspen, CO     Belly Up (Aspen)
11/01/13     Missoula, MT     Top Hat
11/02/13     Bozeman, MT     Zebra Lounge
11/03/13     Billings, MT     Railyard
11/04/13     Boise, ID     Neurolux
11/08/13     Laytonville, CA     Boomers
11/09/13     Sacramento, CA     Harlow’s
11/14/13     Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom
11/15/13     Bend, OR     Domino Room
11/16/13     Seattle, WA     The Crocodile
11/20/13     San Francisco, CA     The Independent
11/21/13     Santa Cruz, CA     Moe’s Alley

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Sep 03

Latyrx – The Second Album

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Latyrx is back.  Lateef & LB just rocked the stage together yesterday at Hiero Day, and have revealed the Brent Rollins-designed album cover and track listing for their second album.  Dropping November 5, 2013.

01 Arrival [prod. by Jel of Anticon]
02 It’s Time [feat. Zion I, prod. by Amp Live]
03 Reload [prod. by Jel of Anticon]
04 Exclamation Point [feat. Forrest Day, prod. by Forrest Day]
05 Deliberate Jibberish [prod. by tUnE-yArDs]
06 Close Your Eyes [feat. Busdriver, prod. by Antonionian]
07 Nebula’s Eye [feat. 1-O.A.K. & Joyo Velarde, prod. by G-Koop & O-Man]
08 The Power of Rumor (Leonard Is Lost) [prod. by Adam Theis and Lyrics Born]
09 Watershed Moment [feat. The Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, prod. by tUnE-yArDs]
10 Sometimes Why? [prod. by Chris Funk of The Decemberists]
11 Every Man For Himself [feat. Joyo Velarde, prod. by Future People]
12 Electric Chair [feat. Corey Glover of Living Colour, prod. by Kaveh Rastegar & Jeremy Ruzumna]
13 Gorgeous Spirits (Aye, Let’s Go!) [prod. by The Bangerz]

You can get a taste by checking out the Disconnection EP here.

Pics from Hiero Day are on their FB page (our camera battery died by the time they went on!)

@latyrx @lyricsborn @truthspeakerHQ

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Feb 14

Latyrx – Gorgeous Spirits (Aye, Let’s Go!) Video & Tour Dates

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New video for the Latyrx song “Gorgeous Spirits”.  The guys are also on the road:


14 St Louis, MO – The Pageant
15 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
17 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
20 Sun Valley, ID (Headlining)
21 Boise, ID – The Reef (Headlining)
22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
23 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
27 CA, Solana Beach – Belly Up
28 CA, Los Angeles – El Rey


01 San Francisco,CA – The Fillmore
02 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
03 Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater

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Mar 14

New Latyrx Single “Call to Arms”

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First new single from Latyrx in many moons.  Feat Boots & Karyn Paige.  Prod by Headnodic.

They’ll be at SXSW too:

Fri 3/16 – Madison House Showcase, Beauty Bar
Sat 3/17 – Madison House Afternoon Delight


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Feb 28

Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 5 – Free download

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2-step & boogie versions of @lyricsborn songs (& exclusives) mixed by DJ Icewater

(that cover would make a nice shirt, don’t you think?)

You can download the mixtape here. Watch its trailer and view its track listing below.

  1. Intro
  2. Freestyle @ The Kneez**
  3. Just 2 Get U A Rep
  4. Cakewalk Lovin'(ft Baby Jaymes)
  5. U The 1-4 Me
  6. Coulda Woulda Shoulda Biz (ft Sam Sparro)
  7. Do That There On Saturday
  8. We Got Differences, Bottom Line! (ft Joyo Velarde & B’Nai)**
  9. Freestyle Back @ Ya**
  10. We Still #1??**
  11. I Like, I Love The Way It Feelz on the Wheelz
  12. Hot 2 Coulda (ft Chali 2na & Joyo Velarde)
  13. Don’t Change the Glow (ft Myron Glasper)
  14. Got 2B A Hot Mess
  15. Dem A Boogie
  16. I Wanna B W/U (Don’t Give Up Remix) (ft Proh & Lateef)**
  17. I Can’t Wait, So Don’t U Stop
  18. I’m The Best (2 The Beat)
  19. Something Better (Lonely Remix) (ft Francis & The Lights)**
  20. The Bay (Three-mix) (ft Trackademicks, Lateef & C-Holiday)
  21. Hello, Diamond!
  22. Whodini VS Houdini
  23. Kontrol Phreak Intact
  24. We Live By The Beat of the Warning Knock (ft Joyo Velarde)

** LBVS5 exclusives

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Nov 22

Latyrx News (tourdates & new music!)

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New mix of classics + some new material done by DJ Zeph.


LATYRX : Latyrical Madness Volume 1 by latyrx

01. Latyrx
02. Hit or Miss (Odetta)
03. Say That (exclusive)
04. The Last Trumpet
05. Don’t Stop
06. The Bumpin’ Contraption
07. Top Shelf (interlude)
08. Every Brother Ain’t A Brother (Panache)
09. Lady Don’t Tek No
10. Rushin Attack (exclusive)
11. The Get Down (w/ Azeem)
12. Don’t Change (Zeph Blend)
13. We Live By The Beat
14. Hardship Enterprise
15. Wonderful Night (Zeph Blend)
16. Pushed Aside/Pulled Apart (Zeph Blend)
17. Ill Vacation (The Mighty Underdogs)
18. Make It Happen (exclusive)
19. Cloud 9 (interlude)
20. The Quickening
21. Movin’ On Up- (Headnodic w/ Kat 010)
22. 8 Pt Agenda
23. Storm Warning

New Live Dates!
11/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/30 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews
12/01 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
12/02 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan
12/03 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café

via Consequence of Sound.

and a new track, “Rushin Attack” produced by Somehow at Sea  which debuted on Nothing Can Save You.


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Aug 12

New Lateef Single + Latyrx Shows

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Lateef’s new single, “Testimony” debuted today (available to hear on Wired’s site)  His full length, Firewire, is due out November, 8th.   He has also re-teamed with Lyrics Born for a couple of festival shows:

08/14 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival (backed by Skins & Needles ft. Kat Ouano and the Jazz Mafia Orchestra led by Adam Theis)
09/04 Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival

They’re back in the studio and working on new Latyrx material.


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Nov 12

Jazz Mafia 10 Year Anniversary with Latyrx @ Mezzanine, SF on 11/13/10

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That’s right, for one special night only in San Francisco, CA, LB and Lateef the Truthspeaker are back together as Latyrx for the Jazz Mafia 10 Year Anniversary Event at The Mezzanine.

Make sure to RSVP at the Event Page and of course get all the juicy details at!

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