Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born is a Japanese American MC, producer, songwriter, and label founder. He is also one half of the group Latyrx with Lateef. Born Tsutomu "Tom" Shimura in Japan, LB moved to Berkeley, CA as a young child. He began freestyling in college at UC Davis and his song "Send Them" became the first single on Solesides Records, an independent label he formed with his friends Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Joseph Patel, Jeff Change, and Lateef. After appearing on Lateef's single "The Wreckoning," LB put out his own 12" "Balcony Beach" in 1996. In 1997,... Read More

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