Quannum Projects (aka Quannum MCs) is a hip hop collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been active since 1992, when it was formed at UC Davis under the moniker Solesides Records. It is also the name of the independent record label that releases their records, as well as those of a number of other artists. The label continues to be 100% independently owned and operated.

Latyrx (Lyrics Born & Lateef the Truthspeaker): Hardship Enterprise

Latyrx (Lyrics Born & Lateef the Truthspeaker): Hardship Enterprise

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Lateef the Truthspeaker’s New Album ‘FIREWIRE’ Out Now!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over!
The highly anticipated new solo album from Lateef the Truthspeaker is officially out and in physical and digital stores right now.

Click here to grab it directly from the iTunes store!
or Click here to get it from Amazon.com!
Get your physical copy at fine retailers everywhere including Amoeba and Rasputins in Oakland and San Francisco.

Featuring production and guest appearances from some of the biggest names in Indie Hip-Hop (DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, The Grouch, Chief Xcel), FIREWIRE is a tour de force of musical depth, creativity and production.
From the hype of the lead track “Let’s Get Up” to the old school boom-bap of “Oakland”, and all the way to the aggressive pop of “Hardship Enterprise” and the Tarantino-esque vibe of “Say What You Want”, the diversity of FIREWIRE is as apparent as it is refreshing.
With a tracklisting meticulously constructed by Lateef himself for maximum listening enjoyment, the album has a little something for everybody — from the old school Solesides and Quannum heads to the Electro/Dub step fanatics, FIREWIRE has it all.

Check out the tracklisting:

01. Let’s Get Up (prod. by Chief Xcel)
02. FireWire Interlude
03. Oakland (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien & The Grouch)
04. Only Thought
05. We the People (prod. by Chief Xcel)
06. Heckuvit
07. Hardship Enterprise (feat. Lyrics Born)
08. So Sexy
09. Testimony
10. Left Alone (prod. by Dan the Automator)
11. Say What You Want (prod. by DJ Shadow)
12. Sara
13. Inside You (feat. Karyn Paige)

Today being the official release date for FIREWIRE, Lateef was asked by the folks at YouTube to construct a playlist to be featured on their site.
Keeping to local Oakland, CA MC’s and artists, Lateef put together a list as diverse as it is classic.
Check out the intro video and click the link to see his playlist.

Also check out a very special DIRECT CONNECT webisode where Lateef talks about the new album as well as a very special set of LATYRX shows happening later this month.

Get out there and cop the new album!
It’s available now and ready for your listening pleasure. After you listen to it about a dozen times hit up Lateef on Twitter and let him know what you think.

Stay tuned for more great stuff coming soon including a music video for the song “Oakland” as well as more Latyrical Madness.

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