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More than 20 years after its initial release, The Muzapper Mixes has stood the test of time and with this reissue is sure to enter the pantheon of certified Bay Area classics. Latyrx, the duo consisting of lyricists Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truthspeaker initially partnered while at UC Davis in the early 90s driven by brothers-in-beats-and-rhymes Blackalicious and DJ Shadow. This was the earliest incarnation of the Solesides collective. Partially by design, and partially out of necessity, Latyrx - and the Solesides crew as a whole - became trailblazers.
Lyrics Born remembers, "We really wanted to explore. New styles, new subject matter, new textures, new vocabulary. It came down to even wanting to do words in the English language that you had never heard in a rap song before. It was all about pushing." This colored 2LP edition features the entire A and B side from the original Muzappers Mixes vinyl release along with a second LP containing material not found on the original issue including the cuts "Storm Warning," "The Wreckoning," "Watch Out" and "Ocho Puntos." As an extra special feature, the D side rounds things out with an untitled and unreleased bonus cut.