what I'm listening to: lyrics born's as u were

Ahhhh! So many great music releases in the last month. As U Were, the highly anticipated new album from Lyrics Born -- one of my favorite emcees -- is available in stores today. I (legally) downloaded it just now, and I'm listening my way through it as I write this. So far so good!

Seventeen hot tracks, with a lineup of guests that includes Sam Sparro, Francis and The Lights, Lateef the Truthspeaker, The Gift of Gab, Jake One, Trackademicks, Clyde Carson, Joyo Velarde and more. Here's the track list:

1. Kontrol Phreak
2. I Wanna B W/U (fl. Lateet)
3. We Live By The Beat
4. Coulda Would a Shoulda (fl. Sam Sparro)
5. As U Were Reception (skit)
6. I've Lost Myself (fl. Joyo Velarde)
7. Lies X 3
8. Born-E-Oh's! (skit)
9. Pushed Aside/ Pulled Apart (fl. Lateet)
10. Oh, Baby!
11. I'm The Best (Funky Fresh In The Flesh)
12. Block Bots (ft. Trackademicks and Clyde Carson)
13. Pillz 'Lude (skit)
14. Pillz (ft. The Gift of Gabof Blackalicious)
15. Something Better (ft. Francie and The Lights)
16. Fake ID
17. (What Happened 2 Our) Love Affair?
And here's the official music video for the single "Lies X 3":

It plays like the retro-tastic opening credit sequence from some kind of crazy awesome Japanese gangster movie. And Lyrics Born is the soundtrack.

As U Were is currently available from both physical and digital stores, including iTunes, Amazon and all the usual online retailers. But you can get the exclusive As U Were Bundle, featuring the CD, digital download, t-shirt, poster and sticker, direct from Lyrics Born here.

For more information about Lyrics Born and his music, go to his official website here. You can also follow him on Twitter here. And you can listen to the entire album right now on MySpace here.

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