INTERVIEW & TRIBUTE: Mr. Lif Revisits the Making of His Debut Album ‘I Phantom,’ 15 Years On
Mr. Lif INTERVIEW & TRIBUTE: Mr. Lif Revisits the Making of His Debut Album ‘I Phantom,’ 15 Years On Happy 15th Anniversary to Mr. Lif's debut album I Phantom, originally released September 17, 2002 for I Phantom to be a conceptual album? Mr. Lif: Absolutely, from its inception. I Phantom came out Mr. Lif’s I Phantom is one of the best “concept” hip-hop albums ever recorded. This is not hyperbole Mr. Lif sat down with Albumism’s Jesse Ducker to revisit the making of his debut LP, a bona fide hip-hop classic. . The album, released by Jeff “Mr. Lif” Haynes, 15 years ago, is one of those rare concept albums spectacular debut work of a then up-and-coming artist. I recently caught up with Mr. Lif, and he delved
INTERVIEW: Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Revive The Perceptionists, Restore Our Faith in Hip-Hop
Mr. Lif INTERVIEW: Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Revive The Perceptionists, Restore Our Faith in Hip-Hop better hip-hop releases of that year. Pictured (L-R): Mr. Lif, Fakts One, and Akrobatik It’s been over a media. Jesse Ducker: Which songs on Resolution do you think are resonating with people, and why? Mr . Lif: I just think it’s tough to really know why people really like one song more than another, but I ” Bridgeman and Jeff “Mr. Lif” Haynes are pioneers in the Boston hip-hop scene. They’ve maintained solid those twelve years. Akrobatik has released two albums and Mr. Lif a pair of albums and an EP After a twelve-year hiatus between albums, Mr. Lif & Akrobatik have returned with The Perceptionists' second studio LP ‘Resolution,' in stores now.
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the thriving Boston hip-hop scene of the late ’90s, a scene that produced such artists as Mr. Lif, 7L ” in a similar manner, but this time with assistance from Boston homie Mr. Lif. Here the two rap over a
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Rock, Mr. Lif and C-Rayz Walz, and El-P’s own post-Company Flow material. It made sense they should
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dialogue. Through these elements, L'Orange has made concept albums with the likes of Kool Keith and Mr . Lif, and now he has done the same with Solemn Brigham on Marlowe. Brigham is a lesser-known artist
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“Blood,” a team-up of El and Mr. Lif, as both address family trauma and dark moments in their , Boston hip-hop pioneer Mr. Lif, and New Yorker Aesop Rock. El spent 2001 building the label and
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up with Mr. Lif, his fellow Boston-born homie and the other rhyming half of the crew The
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Definitive Jux in almost a year. After Mr. Lif’s Mo Mega album dropped in June 2006, the label took a recording music at the time, including Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, RJD2, Mr. Lif, Cage, and C-Rayz Walz
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friends to contribute memorable guest verses, including Insight, Percee P, Mr. Lif, and Dagha. Beauty Planets” featuring Mr. Lif | BUY via Amazon or iTunes | STREAM Here FLEET FOXES | Fleet Foxes Bella
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personal, and his acid tongue is now turned inward. The first single “Mr. Tillman” details a life lived
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