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Groundbreaking, charismatic, stylish, distinctive - these are just some of the words that have been used to describe Lyrics Born. With a career spanning over a decade, Lyrics Born began as an underground MC who while in college at UC Davis met up with fellow Bay Area artists DJ Shadow, Blackalicious and Lateef The Truth Speaker. This tight knit ... See full bio »
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 2013 Adore (performer: "Turn It Up") / (writer: "Turn It Up" - as Tom Shimura)
 2012 For a Good Time, Call... (performer: "Callin' Out")
 2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (performer: "I Like It, I Love It") / (writer: "I Like It, I Love It" - as Tom William Shimura)
 2009 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- To Sext or Not to Sext (2009) ... ("I Like It, I Love It", uncredited)
 2009 Friday the 13th (performer: "I Like It, I Love It") / (writer: "I Like It, I Love It" - as Tom William Shimura)
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sid (2008) ... (performer: "I Changed My Mind" - uncredited)
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (performer: "Pack Up Remix")
 2007 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... ("Knock Knock", uncredited)
 2006 Priceless (writer: "Calling Out")
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (performer: "Big Money Talk") / (writer: "Big Money Talk" - as Tom Shimura)
 2006 Final Fight: Streetwise (Video Game) (performer: "Explosive (Caural Mix)")
 2005/I Waiting... (performer: "Callin' Out")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... ("I Changed My Mind (Stereo MC's Rattlesnake Remix)", uncredited)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blue Balls Lagoon (2005) ... ("I Changed My Mind", uncredited)
 2004 Collateral (performer: "Love Me So Bad") / (writer: "Love Me So Bad" - as Tom Shimura)
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 2009-2010 The Stern Grove Festival Videos (TV Series)
- Lyrics Born (2010) ... Himself
- An Artist Talk with Lyrics Born (2009) ... Himself
 2007-2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
- Episode #6.59 (2008) ... Themselves
- Episode #5.46 (2007) ... Themselves

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Other Works:

Album "Same !@#$ Diferent Day" released 2005 See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Asia Born | Tom William Shimura


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

At the end of the day, I'm just making music like the next guy does. If the music's not good, it doesn't matter what I look like - I'm outta here. See more »


He his half Japanese and half Italian. See more »

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