Same !@#$ Different Day

Same !@#$ Different Day

by Lyrics Born
     
 
Lyrics Born spent years, in front of the mike and behind the boards, preparing his solo debut, Later That Day.... High irony, then, that its remix album -- released just one year later -- is a much more exciting and engaging listen. Most importantly, more and better producers are heard here. For a rapper, Lyrics Born is a solid producer, and he infused his

Overview

Lyrics Born spent years, in front of the mike and behind the boards, preparing his solo debut, Later That Day.... High irony, then, that its remix album -- released just one year later -- is a much more exciting and engaging listen. Most importantly, more and better producers are heard here. For a rapper, Lyrics Born is a solid producer, and he infused his album with plenty of earthy jams, but after a cast of genuine underground hip-hop heavyweights got hold of these basic vocal tracks, they provided listeners with something special. Gifted with the first two productions, Jumbo of Lifesavaz has a special role, and his hooky versions of "Hello" and "Pack Up" (the latter with new verses from KRS-One and Dilated Peoples' Evidence) outperform the originals by a wide margin. Dan the Automator shows up for the mildly menacing "I'm Just Raw," an amusing game of the dozens that shows Lyrics Born using his head to outwit challengers (but unwisely recycling the Stuart Smalley slogan "Goshdarnit, people like me" for the chorus). Young Einstein contributes a Jackson 5 groove on "Do That There" that's just as fun as any of his Ugly Duckling productions, and remixes of "I Changed My Mind" from Stereo MC's and DJ Spinna make it easy for the vinyl-phobic to pick up a great pair of LB tracks. The disc's only disappointment is the new track "Over You," a desultory slow blues featuring a collaboration between Lyrics Born and DJ Shadow (plus LB's wife, Joyo Velarde, on vocals). [Some versions of the record also included a bonus DVD, featuring three videos, a documentary featurette, and live footage from a 2004 tour by LB and the Quannum family.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Quannum Projects
UPC:
0045778070329
catalogNumber:
80703
Rank:
163780

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lyrics Born   Primary Artist,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Sampling,Finger Snapping,Musician
E-40   Background Vocals
Joe Gore   Guitar
KRS-One   Background Vocals
Casual   Background Vocals
DJ Shadow   Turntables,Musician
Dan the Automator   Musician
B. Baral   Percussion,Finger Snapping,Musician
Cut Chemist   scratching
J. Whitefield   Guitar,Keyboards,Finger Snapping,Musician
Chief Xcel   Turntables,Musician
Jan Krause   Bass,Musician
Tommy Guerrero   Bass,Musician
DJ Spinna   Turntables,Sampling,Musician
Ryan Coseboom   Keyboards,Musician
Joyo Velarde   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Hervé "RV" Salters   Keyboards,Musician
Chico Holiday   Background Vocals
Sebastien Martel   Guitar,Musician
Greg Kehret   Bass,Musician
DJ Icewater   Turntables

Technical Credits

Stereo MC's   Arranger,Engineer
Jon Saint James   Engineer
E-40   Composer
D-Wiz   Engineer
KRS-One   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Camera Operator
Poets of Rhythm   Arranger
DJ Shadow   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Morcheeba   Arranger
Dan the Automator   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
B. Baral   Composer
Cut Chemist   Cut
J. Whitefield   Composer
Chief Xcel   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jan Krause   Engineer
Lateef the Truthspeaker   Composer
Lyrics Born   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Remix Arrangement
DJ Spinna   Producer,Remixing
T. Shimura   Composer
Joyo Velarde   Composer
Halou   Arranger
Rodney Sino-Cruz   Engineer
Roberto Reyes   Camera Operator
Charles Berman   Composer
Young Einstein   Arranger
Lateef Daumont   Composer
Alex Artaud   Engineer

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