Review: Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born
““Later That Day””
(Quannum Projects)

Wake the town and tell the people about the brand new musical disc from Lyrics Born. Funky, soulful, skillful, thoughtful, Old School, New School, booty-shakin’’, neck breakin’’, Hip to the micky fickin’’ Hop.

“Later That Day” is overloaded with B-Boy extras that truly stink of innovation. LB, one half of the Quannum Projects’ Latyrx, has surpassed the best of MC’s, to the level of linguistic mastery.  My man jumps from what he calls “M-Singing”, to New School jazzy scat, then back to some old straight up, serve you to your face emceeing.  Minus production pieces by Cut Chemist, and DJ D-Sharp the album is entirely produced by LB himself.

In True Quannum fashion, the beats are heavy on the handclaps, and funky bass lines.  Highlights include an appearance by his Latyrx partner Lateef on a tune that can only be described as West Coast Dancehall.  Gift of Gab, of Blackalicious fame, lends an ingenious hand in a rhyming phone call with LB on “Cold Call”.  The whole thing is fuckin’ MASHIN’.  This is how the West Coast rocks, that is if you aren’t feeling’ gangbanging.  Whether it’s fast rap, or slow chat, Lyrics Born is a shining example of how an MC should handle his/her biznizzle.