Lyrics Born w/ Thin Air Crew, THC, Bukue One
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Twenty-five years after he was introduced to the world with "Send Them" — the landmark left-field 12-inch that launched the Solesides label — Lyrics Born has returned with a brand new studio album (his 10th) set for release in the latter half of 2018.
It's been a long journey from his first album, 'Later That Day...' but LB has not squandered a second of it. With a career spanning a quarter century and a plethora of material ranging from full-length albums, mixtapes and EPs to guest appearances, production and A&R for other artists the Asian-American rapper best known for his lyricism and that baritone voice continues to make original, quality content in a musical landscape filled with cookie-cutter acts and one-hit wonders.
Coming full-circle, LB's own label, Mobile Home Recordings (which he founded & records for) will be re-releasing that seminal first LB album to mark it's 15-year anniversary. Spawning the classic hit, "Callin' Out", 'Later That Day...' marked the arrival of an artist whose career would break the mold in more ways than one.
Lyrics Born's music would go on to be heard in television commercials for major brands such as Diet Coke, Motorola and Vans, video games for Electronics Arts and Atari as well as television & film soundtracks including Entourage, True Blood, Collateral, Waiting, Friday the 13th & many others.
Over the years LB has done it all. From a voice over stint for Cartoon Network's 'You Are Here' campaign to compiling a book of his best #YesBayArea tweets, this Bay Area artist continues to expand his reach beyond music and has solidified himself as a renaissance man capable of doing anything he sets his mind to.
A rapper, producer, record label owner, husband, father - LB runs the gambit daily by wearing many hats. It has helped him stay grounded, unique and diversified in not only his music but also his life. With it has come as many victories as challenges, but what makes LB stand out from the crowd is his gratitude for what he has been given, his humbleness in the face of success and a relentless work-ethic that drives him to overcome all obstacles and continually come out on top.
From his intelligent lyrics to his powerful punchlines THC has brought diversity and originality into the hip hop music scene. With his newly released EP, "The Hotboxed EP" THC has created a storm of fans across the United States. The Texas/Colorado native started as a battle emcee at the age of 15. At the age of 18 he mastered the art of turntablism performing at concerts, clubs, and even raves. In 2014 he retired his DJ skills with his last event being The 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup. Never swaying away from his lyrical skills THC started a movement with many underground artists performing at hundreds of venues across the nation. He has performed with many headlining acts such as Redman, Method Man, Afroman, Devin The Dude, Pharoahe Monch, Blackalicious, Heiroglyphics, Cunninlynguists, Zion-I, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Sean Price, The Alkaholiks, Slim Thug, Baby Bash, Canibus, A Lighter Shade of Brown, Rappin 4 Tay, Haystak, Lil Flip, Do or Die, Young Buck, Pato Banton, NB Rydaz, Kid Frost, Spice 1, and many more. He released three mixtapes by the time he was 23 including the infamous album "The Side Effects of THC". At the age of 26 he released his solo LP "Word Pad" which contains tracks with some of the best producers in the hip hop industry such as Derek Smith from Pretty Lights, Base Jase from Brass Knuckle Entertainment, and Essence from Essence Underground Productions. His previous album "Scrunched Up Face Musik" is still getting worldwide attention as artists such as Ready Roc of Gilla House and Derek Smith of Pretty Lights make special guest appearances. In November, 2014 he released his long awaited reggae influenced EP called, "The Hotboxed EP". This 5 track EP features himself and some of the most cultural artists that have ever stepped into a recording booth. "The Hotboxed EP" is currently being played on radio stations all around the world. He has brought new meaning to the three letters of his name as his live performances are heart pounding and full of energy. Everyone get ready as THC is bringing fire with his smoke.
Thin Air Crew
THIN AIR CREW is composed of two hip hop artists all with long ties in the Colorado music scene. All three share drum line backgrounds, with L.A. Rose holding a degree in Music from Colorado State University. The Crew met through each's love of music and local word of mouth about the early tracks being produced, and it quickly escalated into moving in together and creating a studio, making their passion of hip hop into an everyday job. THIN AIR CREW is currently playing shows in the Fort Collins/Denver area and looking to expand their music as far as possible.
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