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Bay underground hip-hop luminaries Lyrics Born and Lateef team up again for futuristic new LP

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Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker say the world needs unusual records.

Some may argue that progressive hip-hop is a relic from another generation, but for Lyrics Born, being an artist in 2013 is no different than in '97. "It means what it's always meant: I can't do today what I did yesterday. That's really how we approached this record and all my records. Neither of us is interested in covering ground that's already been covered."

Things are going well on the underground alt-rap stalwarts' current tour together, and in the next year, Latyrx will be doing a larger world tour. As for the now-looming question about a third Latyrx album, the duo says: "We just hope the third one doesn't take another 16 years to create. This last album was a chance for us to get back to doing what we do best. We got a lot of our solo stuff out of our system. The world needs unusual records right now."

LATYRX

With Forrest Day, DJ Aaron Axelsen

Nov. 20, 9pm, $25

Independent

628 Divisadero, SF

www.independentsf.com

 

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