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Tag Archives: Mr. Lif
91. Mr. Lif, Enters the Colossus Definitive Jux Released November 28, 2000 A veteran of the East Coast battle rap scene, Jeffrey â€œLifâ€ Haynesâ€™ loquacious rhymes hewed to the â€œsuper-scientificalâ€ style â€“ coined after a phrase in Jeru the Damajaâ€™s … Continue reading
This year’s crop of hip hop albums was an improvement over last year. But it didn’t come from the artists expected to dominate. Around this time in 2008, everyone was buzzing about the “new school” of blog-hyped rappers. They injected … Continue reading
Here is the tracklisting for Mr. Lif’s forthcoming album I Heard It Today, set for release April 14 on his Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises imprint. As noted before, the album features production from Edan, J-Zoe, Willie Evans Jr., Headnodic and others. … Continue reading
All systems are go for Mr. Lif’s first album since 2006’s Mo Mega. He has a firm release date of April 21 for I Heard It Today, and will release it on his imprint Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises. There isn’t a … Continue reading
I’ve been scratching my head over Mr. Lif’s forthcoming album I Heard It Today. It was apparently supposed to come out on January 20, the day of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, but has apparently been pushed back — to which … Continue reading
In a Mon., Dec. 4 news post on Definitive Jux’s website, label co-CEO El-P announced that the Coup and Mr. Lif were involved in a bus crash after completing a Fri., Dec. 1 concert at the House of Blues in San Diego.
Incendiary artists Mr. Lif and the Coup just announced a nationwide tour that will run through the rest of the year. Beantown MC Mr. Lif, whose video for "Brothaz" is catching wreck on MTVu, is promoting his acclaimed second album Mo’ Mega, released on Definitive Jux. The Coup, led by Oakland activist Boots Riley and DJ Pam the Funkstress, are touting Pick a Bigger Weapon, which came out earlier this spring on Epitaph.
In related news, Boots Riley announced several new projects in a post on his MySpace page. One is a pairing with hard-rock guitarist and leftist Tom Morello (formerly of Rage Against the Machine, currently with Audioslave and the Nightwatchman).
Last week, Definitive Jux artist Mr. Lif launched a new podcast, Yo! Football Radio, with RhymeCity Records owner Jason Griffin. On the hourlong show, the duo offer some dense analysis of week four in the NFL.
"One thing you will know about our radio stuff is that we will flash some stats at you. But generalization is probably my specialty," says Lif.
"We’re about 50/50 on our stats," adds Griffin.
"But that’s why it’s by the fans for the motherfuckin’ fans," says Lif.