New Lyrics Born Album Coming in October: As U Were

Lyrics Born, half of the legendary Cali hip-hop duo Latryx and co-founder of Quannum Projects, is re-inventing himself with a new album, As U Were, which is due for release on 10/26. He is offering you a download of the first single, “Lies X 3,” so grab it from LyricsBorn.com right now: “Lies X 3″ MP3. While you’re there, check out more of the new album on the ‘LBFM’ media player.

After the jump, get more in-depth with the project, and watch Lyrics Born’s webisode – he will spell it out for you so there is no confusion. And for nostalgia’s sake, an old favorite of ours (Latyrx – “Lady Don’t Tek No”).
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From Incognito’s New Album Transatlantic R.P.M. “Gotta” ft Ursula Rucker

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Incognito‘s latest masterpiece Transatlantic R.P.M. will be released next Tuesday, 7/27. This ‘buttery smooth cut’ (Premiered by Okayplayer) “Gotta” features spoken-word songstress Ursula Rucker, who has worked with artists like The Roots, King Britt and 4hero. Her silky smooth sung and spoken verses reflect both the pain of loneliness and the hope for future love.

Besides Ursula Rucker, Transatlantic R.P.M. has an incredible line-up of featured collaborators including Chaka Khan, renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi, Eric Benet, Stuart Zender (bassist for Jamiroquai), longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa and Motown legend Leon Ware, to name a few.

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SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: An Evening with José James – August 3 – Boston

Our next installment of the SVEDKA Vodka Sessions will feature a very special performance by our favorite jazz crooner José James at the Woodward at Ames, in Boston. Doors open at 8pm, on Tuesday, August 3 and as always entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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GPWW 7/12/10: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Rockwell

This week, Gilles Peterson Worldwide features North London DJ and producer Rockwell. In classic GPWW style, Gilles also brings it with a wide ranging mix of music from around the world, including the up-and-coming jazz singer Gregory Porter who we’ve been going on about, Anito O Day, P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble, and a dub remix of a Michael Jackson‘s “La La Means I Love You.” The later part of the show features a mix by Rockwell, including some of his originals and some remixes. This might be the first GPWW show ever to feature a Cash Money Record (but it’s a Rockwell remix of course).

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Seu Jorge and Almaz @ Terminal 5 – July 30

Seu Jorge and Almaz at Terminal 5 on Friday, 7/30

Almaz make their only New York City appearance on Friday, July 30 at Terminal 5 as a part of their Summer US tour promoting their latest project, Everybody Loves The Sunshine. While singer, Seu Jorge, is well known for throwing an amazing show, this new collaboration of musical masters revisiting songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora (Tim Maia, Jorge Ben) meshed with classic American (Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson) and European (Kraftwerk, Cane and Abel) soul songs, with a bit of psychedelic samba to top it off, promises to be a glorious foot stomping orgy. If you haven’t already, this is the time to get your tickets before they run out.

In the meanwhile, you can stream Everybody Loves The Sunshine in its entirety courtesy of KCRW.

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