With a massive collection of friends and collaborators, Japanese American rapper/actor LYRICS BORN is releasing his bombastic new album Mobile Homies Season 1 TODAY April 15th. Simultaneously, LB is releasing the music video for the flavorful track “This Song’s Delicious” ft. Dan The Automator and “Sitcom Dad” and announcing the Mobile Homies Tour kicking off in Yakima, WA on April 20th.
“I really believe in the spirit of collaboration and working together,” explains Lyrics Born. “I think that this concept transcends music and entertainment, and I hope people willingly embrace collaboration in their lives far more than before.”
Starting at first as a podcast born during the pandemic, Mobile Homies naturally evolved from recorded conversation amongst artistic friends to full-on art creation.“Mobile Homies is a podcast that I started Mobile Homies during quarantine just so I could stay in touch with my friends,” he explains. “We had some of the most in-depth and heartfelt discussions that I’ve ever had, either personally or professionally, and they just so happen to be both. I thought it would be amazing if we turned the podcast into an album series since I’ve always wanted to do a project of nothing but collaborations. The only parameters were to have fun vibing with each other.”
Some of the collaborators on the record include Cutso, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Con Brio, Galactic, Shing02, and Blackalicious (full features list below). “Having a song like ‘My City’ with Blackalicious is especially important because we all miss The Gift of Gab so much,” says Lyrics Born, reflecting on the beloved emcee’s recent passing. “We recorded the song while he was still with us, and it’s unfortunate he’s not here to see it be released. That song is particularly special for me.”
Starting in Yakima, WA on April 20th, the Mobile Homies tour will make its way to Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Sacramento, CA, Reno, NV, and Orinda, CA. Check out the full details below.