Since 2005, influential rapper Lyrics Born has been releasing a series of Variety Show sets. Similar to a mixtape in that these “shows” bring in a bunch of guests and feature a generally looser form than a label release, Lyrics Born‘s sets originally went out on CD, but switched to Internet distribution after the fourth season in 2009. However, unlike many mixtapes, Lyrics Born conceives these sets as shows and there’s an amazing flow from song to song, rather like a really well-produced radio show. Season 7 The Series Finale is now here and it features many highlights from previous seasons as well as a bunch of new exclusive Lyrics Born tunes. This is classic rap that’s completely irresistible.
Sadly, this is indeed the last season for the “program”, but fortunately Lyrics Born has a rich catalogue to enjoy and he has a new career retrospective, Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born! Greatest Hits, releasing April 15th that celebrates his 25 years in hip-hop. Lyrics Born says that “it’s time to close old doors and open new ones”
Bay Area boutique clothing company Cukui is the sponsor of Lyrics Born Variety Show, Season 7 The Series Finale.
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