20 years after its initial release, the Bay Area uber-classic Latyrx: The
Album - lyricists Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truthspeaker, with
production from DJ Shadow, Chief Xcel and Lyrics Born - still stands as
a seminal recording. It has gone on to resonate with successive
generations of listeners, and influence countless artists. Recorded over
a two-year period, it was the first full-length release from the legendary
Solesides collective, and encapsulates a highly creative and influential
time in hip-hop, frequently dubbed The Golden Age.
This deluxe, 2-LP issue of Latyrx: The Album is a must for longtime
fans and newly-initiated listeners alike, with in-depth liner notes by
veteran Bay Area journalist Eric Arnold (including input from Lyrics
Born and Lateef The Truthspeaker) and packaged in a gatefold format.