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Lyrics Born


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Birth Name: Tsutomu Shimura
Birth Place: Berkeley, California, United States
Years Active: 1992 - present
Genres: Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Funk

Lyrics Born (born Tsutomu “Tom” Shimura), is a Japanese American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and voice over announcer. He is also one half of the group Latyrx with Lateef the Truthspeaker. Lyrics Born began his hip hop career while at college at the University of California, Davis, where he was a DJ at the college station KDVS. He is a founding member of the seminal, independent record label, Quannum Projects. He came up with fellow Bay Area and UC Davis companions Gift of Gab, and Chief Xcel of Blackalicious, Lateef the Truthspeaker, DJ Shadow, Joseph Patel, and Jeff Chang (formerly known as DJ Zen). He changed his stage name from Asia Born to Lyrics Born in 1995 citing the des... Continue Bio >>


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Put 'em Up (Feat. Lyrics Born & Axum)
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Put 'em Up (Feat. Lyrics Born & Axum)
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Into The Dream
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All Things Can Change
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Greatest Festival Ever
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My Own Little World ((Featuring Lyrics Born &…
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