Lyrics Born – one half of groundbreaking Bay Area duo Latyrx – has some good news for fans who spent years hoarding his hard-to-find late ’90s releases. He’s releasing a follow-up to last year’s solo debut, Later That Day…, but first he’s touring the country through the rest of the year.
He’s participating in the Ropeadope New Music Seminar, which brings an eclectic lineup of musicians together to do one long non-stop set, usually running about 4 hours.
Charlie Hunter with Bobby Previte, DJ Olive, Sex Mob Horns, Benevento/Russo Duo, Critters Buggin, Matt Haimovitz, DJ Rich Medina and, obviously, Lyrics Born will participate in the shows along with a variety of guest musicians in each city.
Of course, they won’t all be on stage at once, but instead will mix and match into various unique combinations, creating a wholly different show each night.
The tour began as a bi-annual event in Brooklyn put together by indie label Ropeadope. The shows sold out every time, and special runs in New Orleans and at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom did just as well, so taking the concert out on tour was a no-brainer.
Ropeadope runs from November 10-21, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Lyrics Born will hit the road with hip-hop instrumentalist RJD2 immediately after Thanksgiving for a club and theatre tour, beginning in San Francisco but mostly concentrating on the South.
The leg is scheduled to run through December 8, when the two will be joined by legendary rapper KRS-ONE at Hailey’s in Denton, Texas.
Lyrics Born, who recently won an SF Weekly award for best hip-hop artist of 2004, is currently prepping Same [email protected]#$, Different Day for release. The album will feature remixes of Later That Day… tracks as well as new material.