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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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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Exile: Radio Bonus (Free Album Download)

In preparation for his upcoming AM/FM (The Radio Remixes Album), Exile is offering the Radio Bonus album for free download. It’s full of remixes of original Radio tracks that just couldn’t all fit on AM/FM, from producers like DJ Rhettmatic, Marco Polo, DaVinci, Mike Gao, and more.

AM/FM is dropping August 31 via Plug Research and will feature Blu, Fashawn, Aloe Blacc, Shafiq Husayn, Free The Robots, DJ Day, Alchemist, and Muhsinah to name a few. Find out more on Exile’s new official site, thedirtyscience.com.

And check out one of our favorites from Exile’s debut LP, Radio:

Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: Special Performance by Robyn with DJ Marques Wyatt

Giant Step is hosting the return of the SVEDKA Vodka Music Sessions tonight in Los Angeles at the SkyBar at Mondrian, A Morgans Hotel. Platinum selling Swedish artist Robyn will be giving a special performance, along with DJ Marques Wyatt. Don’t forget, doors open at 7pm and it’s a free event, but strictly RSVP only.

Also, check out the new upbeat dance-pop single version of Robyn’s “Hang With Me,” to be featured on Body Talk Pt. 2: