Lyrics Born (a.k.a. Asia Born, formerly of Latryx) has been tops on my playlist ever since his joint, “Calling Out” on his Same !@#$ Different Day record. I’m not sure why I don’t hear more about him (I hope it’s not because he’s Asian), but damn I’m psyched to learn he’s got another album coming out soon (As You Were), and a mixtape to promote it, “The Season Pho Variety Show.” This mixtape is so good, even the interludes are funny. His ability to make head-bobbing hooks and witty verses, and his infectious, bouncy flow have not dimished in the least.
He’s selling the tape here, and I recommend you buy it. It’s just 5 bucks. There’s stuff here that won’t be on the album, remixes, and a few preview tracks. And since As You Were won’t drop until 2010, this is the closest you’re gonna get to it for a year.
Highest recommendation, folks.