Lyrics Born - As U Were CD
|Lyrics Born has gone about the creation of his latest effort, As U Were, in a less than conventional manner. One defining characteristic of his sound thus far is that it is unequivocally fun, and this remains true of As U Were. The veteran can also peel back the exterior and reveal an everyman who has experienced the fun, and not so fun. He voices these sentiments prominently on the lead single ''Lies X 3'', a driving, heartfelt plead for truth. While touching on newer subjects, he also reached out to artists that he felt removed himself from his comfort zone, including Trackademicks, Francis and The Lights, and Sam Sparro. The Bay-swagger is in full effect on ''Funky Hit Records'', and while the new guests add a new dimension to the sound, Tom Shimura isn't one tolose sight of his roots. Gift Of Gab drops a requisite, thought-provoking verse on the critical ''Pills'' and the classic Latyrx tag-team makes it look way too easy on ''Pushed Aside, Pulled Apart.''
|2.||I Wanna B W/U (feat. Lateef The Truth Speaker)|
|3.||We Live By The Beat|
|4.||Coulda Woulda Shoulda (feat. Sam Sparro)|
|5.||As U Were Reception (skit)|
|6.||I've Lost Myself (feat. Joyo Velarde)|
|7.||Lies X 3|
|9.||Pushed Aside / Pulled Apart (feat. Lateef The Truth Speaker)|
|11.||I'm The Best (Funky Fresh In The Flesh)|
|12.||Block Bots (feat. Trackademicks / Clyde Carson)|
|13.||Pillz 'Lude (skit)|
|14.||Pillz (feat. Gift of Gab)|
|15.||Something Better (feat. Francie and The Lights)|
|17.||(What Happened 2 Our) Love Affair?|
, November 5, 2010
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What happened to Lyrics Born? I wouldn't even consider this album hip hop... saw a live performance of this last night and was amazed that Lyrics Born would create an album like this.
As you Wern't
, October 22, 2010
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I was at the LA show for this new album and Chali 2na and Rakka rocked the mic, when Lyrics Born, the headliner, started playing this new album the crowd cleared out, I also bought the album, but this is just not the Lyrics Born that once was.