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mr. lif
6 February, 2014 9:57 am

After selling out the first three pressings of his vinyl in under 30 days, old soul producer L’Orange has signed a 3 album production deal with Mello Music Group for 2014 & 2015. Slated to create a combination of projects from instrumental, to jazz singers, to alternative edged collaborations with emcees, L’Orange is looking to [cont.]

29 June, 2011 11:24 pm

First leak from Headnodic’s Red Line Radio, due 07-26-11 on Brick Records. LISTEN: Headnodic – “Turn Your Radio Up” (feat. Mr. Lif, Gift Of Gab, The Grouch) Headnodic – “Turn Your Radio Up” (feat. Mr. Lif, Gift Of Gab, The Grouch) Album tracklist below: 1. You Can Call It That (the introduction) 2. Red Line [cont.]

16 January, 2011 5:56 am

One year after the earthquake in Haiti, Lif and Akrobatik reunite as the Perceptionists to speak on it. Grab the track or listen below via Bandcamp.

4 July, 2009 3:55 am

You gotta love the balloons. Definitive Jux celebrates the 4th of July (or not) by teaming up with AmazonMP3 for a free sampler album, featuring new and classic tracks from Cage, El-P, Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Chin Chin, Company Flow, Del, Rob Sonic, Hangar 18, Dizzee Rascal, and Murs. Cop that shit. – DJ Pizzo

22 June, 2009 7:50 pm

In anticipation for his new full-length release, Into The Hillside, musical-jack-of-all-trades / Definitive Jux homie Cassettes Won’t Listen has teamed with Wired.Com for this free remix EP, including CWL remixes of tracks by Mr. Lif, The Dears, Bisc1, The Death Set, Christine, and The Faunts. – DJ Pizzo Download: Cassettes Won’t Listen “(F)remix” EP

18 May, 2009 7:03 am

Since Public Enemy’s presence these days is a bit scarce, Mr. Lif is probably the most politically charged emcee currently releasing albums. While others have tried to fill the shoes of Chuck and Flav, Lif actually knows what he is talking about. Forget wild conspiracy theories about the Illuminati or who really is responsible for [cont.]

21 June, 2006 12:00 am

  Almost ten years since his first appearance on the Rebel Alliance EP, Mr. Lif is just beginning to become a household name with the cool crowd. Although Mo’ Mega marks his second full-length solo release for Definitive Jux, it’s actually his fifth release for the label, also clocking two EP’s (Enters The Colossus and [cont.]

27 April, 2004 12:00 am

HHS:   I’m sitting here with the Perceptionists, how are you guys doing? Akrobatik:  Definitely doing good man, we just on the second leg of the 6 week tour the never-ending leg of the tour. HHS:   Go ahead and introduce yourselves to those who don’t know who you are Akrobatik:  We are The Perceptionists and my [cont.]

3 December, 2003 12:00 am

     Before Enter the Colossus, Emergency Rations, or his first full length album I Phantom, Boston emcee Mr. Lif was just a hungry talent who devoured beats in an attempt to make a name for himself. Over the next few years with his distinct nasal flow, Lif has drawn a tremendous following. A following consisting [cont.]

1 January, 2002 12:00 am

“When we met I left a negative impression / yet another state of metaphosis.” says Mr. Lif on “The Unorthodox”, perhaps referring to the slightly more aimless fantasy battle rhyme style he showed us on Enter The Colossus, as his new EP presents a more focused version of our hero, in the post-September 11th U.S.A. Mr. [cont.]

1 January, 2002 12:00 am

While Boston’s Mr. Lif used Emergency Rations to get some shit off his chest about the U.S. government, I Phantom is more of a self-examination of how our hero of the downtrodden fits into the system. Billed as a concept album, (more Book Of Human Language than Prince Among Thieves), this loose-knit narrative begins in [cont.]

1 January, 2000 12:00 am

Birthed on the now infamous “Rebel Alliance” EP, which introduced the world to Boston indy heavyweights such as 7L & Esoteric & Virtuoso, Mr. Lif has built a name for himself, releasing several indy 12” singles, on several different labels. From Brick to Grand Royal, Lif finally lands on El-P’s new Def Jux imprint, letting us get [cont.]

1 January, 1997 12:00 am

I dig Lif’s sh*t because this MC’s got personality. Yeah, at times, his rhyme scheme can feel a little awkward and forced but 1) his voice is just so f*cking ill, like he’s a career smoker about two packs away from a larynx operation and 2) even he does force it, you can’t help but admire [cont.]

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