Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Lyrics Born/Skins & Needles/Nato Caliph 

9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.

As a founding member of the Bay Area collective Quannum Projects, Tsutomu Shimura (better known as Lyrics Born) is a true hip-hop veteran. Since his debut in the early '90s, the Japanese-born lyricist/producer has toured the world while working with talents such as DJ Shadow, Jurassic 5 and Blackalicious. Lyrics Born's music carries an unmistakable classic-soul and funk influence, and his vocals tend to be melodious and sing-songy, a style he refers to as "em-singing." His music is best known to some for the various placements he's scored in movies, television and video games, including HBO's Entourage and the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th. Also on the bill is the DJ/drummer duo Skins & Needles and local favorite Nato Caliph.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Related Locations

Speaking of...

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

February 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation