Weekend Wrap-Up 6.20.12
Lyrics Born at Last Day Saloon. Friday, June 22 9pm. In 1993, Lyrics Born released his first single "Send Them", under the moniker "Asia Born", on the independent record label Solesides. In 1996 he formed the group "Latyrx", with Solesides label mate and fellow Bay-Area native, Lateef The Truthspeaker. Latyrx is a combination of the names, "Lateef" and "Lyrics". In 1997 Latyrx released the seminal album, "Latyrx-The Album". The album was well received and is often regarded as a classic within underground circles. 1 year later Solesides was disbanded and reformed as the current Quannum Projects label. In 1999, to commemorate the transformation of Solesides to Quannum, the label released "Quannum Spectrum", a label compilation executive-produced by Lyrics Born. The album spawned the international hit single and video, "I Changed My Mind". This would also signify Lyrics Born's first collaboration with German Funk group, The Poets of Rhythm, whom he would later executive produce for the Quannum label.
Lyrics Born released his first solo LP on Quannum Projects, Later That Day, in October 2003, which spawned the hit single, "Callin' Out". The album features guests such as Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker and Born's wife Joyo Velarde. In April 2005, he released a remix album, Same !@#$ Different Day which was again released on his own Quannum Projects label. The album features remixes of five songs from Later That Day along with a number of new tracks which feature guests such as Bay Area legend E-40, hip-hop icon KRS-One, Stereo MCs, Casual of Hieroglyphics, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, DJ Shadow and Joyo Velarde. Also in 2005, Born released The Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season One CD, which was essentially an old-school mix tape vibe with remixes and blends of his studio albums as well as guest appearances on other artist's songs in addition to exclusive tracks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyrics_Born)
Check out some of these other events within driving distance:
A Mid-Summer's Night Dream Lavender-Style at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Friday, June 22, 6pm.
Our Vinyl Vows at Phoenix Theatre. Friday, June 22 8pm.
Cabaret at Napa Valley Opera House. Friday - Sunday 8 & 2pm
Katchafire, J Boog + FIJI at Uptown Theatre. Saturday, June 23 8pm.
Ray Charles Tribute at George's Nightclub. Saturday, June 23 9pm.
Lumination at 19 Broadway. Friday, June 22 8pm.
Petty Theft at Rancho Nicasio. Sunday, June 24 3pm. BBQ on the Lawn.