Mr. Lif I Heard It Today
- Words: Max Herman
- Label: Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises
- XLR8R Rating: 8.5/10
Unflinching MC Mr. Lif isn’t one to disappoint with his ever-challenging hip-hop. But what makes I Heard It Today his best work yet is that the Philly-based artist has found a way to write from a more relatable position. Instead of focusing his energy on verbally lashing corrupt authority figures, he reaches out to the people, sharing their stories of hardship. On the standout “What About Us?,” Lif gives those who can barely afford bus fare a voice while not forgetting to stick it to smug CEOs. And taking a break from working with El-P actually benefits him, as the melodic beats crafted by producers like J-Zone, Edan, and Headnodic are the perfect pairing for Lif’s selfless lyricism.
- FeatureLabels You Love: The Top 20 Labels, As Voted by XLR8R Readers
- NewsLegowelt and Willie Burns Launch Bizarre Online TV Show; Watch the First Episode Now
- NewsListen to Slam's Upcoming 'Reverse Proceed' LP for Soma
- NewsCheck Out a New Mix from Mount Kimbie
- NewsListen to Huxley's Upcoming Debut LP, 'Blurred'
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
- October 20: MUTEK.MX with Andy Stott, The Bug, Roman Flügel, Objekt, Laurel Halo, Oneohtrix Point Never, and More
- November 5: Club to Club with Caribou, SBTRKT, Recondite, Marcel Dettmann, Clark, Vessel, Luke Vibert, Jacques Greene, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player