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Hip-Hop Duo Latyrx To Release First Album In 16 Years

Hip-Hop Duo Latyrx To Release First Album In 16 Years

It's been 16 long years since Bay Area rappers and producers Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born, who together make up Latyrx, released their critically acclaimed The Album, widely regarded as a seminal work in the West Coast underground hip-hop scene of the mid to late 1990s. Now, the technically lauded duo are preparing to release a long awaited follow up, The Second Album, due out November 5th with an extraordinary roster of guest artists and producers from groups and collectives that reads like a modern day music festival line-up, including Tune Yards, Anticon, Living Colour, The Decemberists, Blackalicious, and more.

DJ Shadow UK Tour

DJ Shadow UK Tour 2011

DJ Shadow has a new full length album out in October on Island records. Its called The Less You Know The Better. The first singles were I Gotta Rock and I'm Excited which features Afrikan Boy and the LP will also feature Tom Vek, Little Dragon and Talib Kweli.

The Mighty Underdogs Live At The Jazz Cafe

The Mighty Underdogs Live At The Jazz Cafe

Alternative hip hop trio The Mighty Underdogs play their first UK date in support of their forthcoming debut album release ‘Droppin Science Fiction’. The Mighty Underdogs are Blackalicious’s Gift of Gab, fellow Quannum compatriot Lateef the Truth Speaker and Bay Area producer Headnodic. They are signed to the critically acclaimed Def Jux label home to Aesop Rock, Mr Lif, El-P and more!

Quannum Projects

Quannum Projects

The independent label Quannum Projects was first conceived in 1991 as a collective by the artists Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Lateef, Lyrics Born and the journalists DJ Zen (Jeff Chang) and Jazzbo (Joseph Patel), under the moniker “Solesides Records”.