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Lyrics Born

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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Known For

Friday the 13th Soundtrack
Collateral Soundtrack
Adore Soundtrack


Jump to: Actor | Soundtrack | Self
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 2021 Lyrics Born & Cutso: Anti (Music Video)
 2019 Always Be My Maybe
 2018 Lyrics Born: Callin' Out (Music Video)
 2018 Sorry to Bother You
Game Show Contestant
 2016 Latyrx: Lady Don't Tek No (Music Video short)
 2015 Lyrics Born: Real People (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Debut album "Later That Day" released 2003 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Asia Born | Tom William Shimura


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Joyo Velarde

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Even from three, four years old I always knew I was going to be a performer, some sort of artist. But it wasn't until I heard "Rapper's Delight" and hip hop that I knew what kind of performer I was going to be. See more »


His wife, Joyo Velarde has appeared on every album he has put out and tours with him every year. See more »

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