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Lyrics Born, Rakaa, Civil Writes and DJ Wicked 

When: Fri., Nov. 5, 9:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $16
We all know that Lyrics Born is not one to skimp on the funk, usually doling it out in heroic doses with a gruff-voiced flair. But sadly it seems like the most party-friendly emcee to formerly reside in the Quannum Projects has lost a few steps along the way. His just-released As U Were is a head-on collision of pop and funk, and you'll need the jaws of life just to pick out the remnants of anything that can live up to 2003's fantastic Later That Day. Even lead single "Lies X 3" lacks the charisma of Lyrics' earlier work, instead sounding like an overly slick number weighed down by far too many ideas and a unsettling level of overproduction. In the process of bringing funk to the masses, Lyrics Born left us all behind. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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