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Overnite Encore: Lyrics Born Live!
     

Overnite Encore: Lyrics Born Live!

by Lyrics Born
 
Long known for his dynamic live performance, Quannum rapper (and "first ever Asian astronaut") Lyrics Born finally gives those fans who haven't experienced one of his shows what they've missed on Overnite Encore: Lyrics Born Live! Taken from two August 2005 concerts in Australia, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne (the 28th and the 26th, respectively), LB, with

Overview

Long known for his dynamic live performance, Quannum rapper (and "first ever Asian astronaut") Lyrics Born finally gives those fans who haven't experienced one of his shows what they've missed on Overnite Encore: Lyrics Born Live! Taken from two August 2005 concerts in Australia, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne (the 28th and the 26th, respectively), LB, with help from his funk band and wife/backup singer Joyo Velarde, runs through most of the tracks from his two solo albums, as well as two from his Latyrx days ("Aim for the Flickering Flame" and "Lady Don't Tek No"). The rapper, who utilizes his singsongy delivery during shows, is good at energizing his audience, making sure they're as excited and into the music as he is, even if it means, as in the case of "Calling Out," stopping mid-sentence and starting the song over. It's clearly a practiced technique, but it works, as evidenced by the wild cheering at the end of his sets. Thanks to the band, who's not afraid to groove, and the numerous shout outs, the versions of the tracks on Overnite Encore are longer than those on the albums, but both Lyrics Born and the band -- the bass, guitar, keys, and drums -- are funky and engaging enough that nothing seems to drag on, as often happens on live recordings. It would be expected, because of the presence of the band, that "I Changed My Mind," which he originally performed with the German Poets of Rhythm, would be on the record, but Lyrics Born has a deep enough repertoire that its exclusion isn't missed too much, and the bonus studio tracks at the end -- the dark, pulsing "Knock Knock," "L-I-F-E," featuring Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B., "I'm Just Raw (Reopened & Remixed)," which has extra verses from Pigeon John and Del tha Funkee Homosapien -- are nice reminders of the MC's versatility. The entire set is fresh, and very fun, showing off the depth of his talents and how well they transfer to the stage, and is a necessity for any Lyrics Born fan, those who have seen him live or not.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2006
Label:
Quannum Projects
UPC:
0681940007726
catalogNumber:
77

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lyrics Born   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Del the Funky Homosapien   Vocals
Tim "Herb" Alexander   Drums
Steve Knight   Background Vocals
Myron Glasper   Background Vocals
T. Shimura   Track Performer
Joyo Velarde   Background Vocals
Gift of Gab   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Mistah F.A.B.   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Bnai Rebelfront   Guitar,Vocals
Maya Jupiter   Track Performer
Kev Choice   Keyboards,Vocals
Darius Minaee   Drums
Zion   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Count   Engineer
Dan the Automator   Composer
Lyrics Born   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
T. Shimura   Composer
Rodney Sino-Cruz   Engineer
Charles Berman   Composer
Leah Baker   Engineer
Trackademiks   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Tim'm West   Engineer
Teak Teak Tha Beatsmith   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Jeff Pinn   Engineer
Gareth Stuckey   Engineer
Chris Thompson   Engineer

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