LYRICS BORN > Everywhere At Once

Having already proven his skills as one of hip-hop’s most imaginative lyricists and complex rhyme-makers with 2003’s Later that Day, Lyrics Born has made the bold decision to focus more on what his words say than how he says them. Label: ANTI-
[Rating: 3 Stars]

Having already proven his skills as one of hip-hop’s most imaginative lyricists and complex rhyme-makers with 2003’s Later that Day, Lyrics Born has made the bold decision to focus more on what his words say than how he says them. To that extent, Everywhere At Once is a far more personal affair, exploring the loss of his father, the death of a close friend, and the prejudice he has faced as one of the few Asian-Americans with dreams of hip-hop stardom. Even more daring, he has abandoned the samples and loops of his previous releases in favor of using a live backing band, wrapping his dark purr around arrangements that draw as much from funk and soul as they do from old school hip-hop. His precision with words has resulted in an album that speaks for itself.

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