Friday, May 13, 2005

Funky Friday With Lyrics Born

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Today brings a couple of cool hip hop tunes from Lyrics Born. He recently released Same !@#$ Different Day, a set of 8 remixes and five new songs. I'm loving the groove of I Changed My Mind (Stereo MC's Rattlesnake Mix). The backing track is typically Stereo MC's - repetitive, uptempo, smooth and very funky. I think that Lyrics' laid back, blue-sy flow on this track is a good fit for the Stereo MC's style. The album comes with a DVD which has a very cool Shynola video for this track as well as a couple of other vids and some live performances. Remix packages are usually not so great but I'd give this one a thumbs up - I'm especially digging Pack Up Remix with it's hard ass beats and energized raps from KRS-One and Evidence.

Lyrics also makes a guest appearance on the new DJ Z-Trip record Shifting Gears. The Get Down has a great old skool feel to it - the electro beats, the vocoders, the party-going-on-in-the-background. Old skool is definitely what the Z-Trip album is musically all about, and it features other raps from Chuck D, Murs & Supernatural, and Aceyalone and Mystic. All in all it's a pretty entertaining listen, altho' I'm not really feeling the Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) collabo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting Lyrics Born and sharing music. You just made my list of favorites!