Tuesday, December 7 2010
No one could begrudge him his taste for booty pop and getting “funky fresh", but Lyrics Born’s genre rigor fosters a regrettable lack of imagination.
Wednesday, May 14 2008
Tom Shimura's second solo LP is hip-hop soul food, as funky as you wanna be.
Monday, January 8 2007
I would rather that Lyrics Born just knuckled down and gave us another studio album, for chrissake.
Monday, April 18 2005
Don't let the title fool you. While the material here is largely based on tracks from LB's debut Later That Day, it isn't the same shit. This is a 70s funk party -- hip hop by way of the Dramatics -- and it rocks harder than LTD in almost every way. It truly is a different day -- and a much better day by the sound of it.
Wednesday, December 10 2003
Wednesday, February 5 2014
When Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born came together for 1997's sole Latyrx album, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, and more helped turn it into an underground classic. The long-awaited follow-up arrived at long last in 2013, and the only thing that's as entertaining as The Second Album is their answers to our 20 Questions ...
Monday, November 16 2009
Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.