Über Mr. Lif
Hailing from Boston but now based in the Bay Area, Mr. Lif is instantly identifiable, thanks to his ultra-grimy voice, untouchable flow, and intelligent but clever lyricism. After building a strong rep through fiery live shows and consistently dope 12-inch singles, Lif signed to Def Jux and dropped the excellent EP Enters the Colossus in 2000. He has continued to rock stages and enlighten heads with new material ever since -- particularly with his live album (Live At The Middle East), the EP Emergency Rations (featuring the politically charged, post-9/11 anthem "Home of the Brave"), and his first proper full-length, I Phantom. Mr. Lif's multi-faceted mic skills and uncompromising music have made him an underground favorite around the world and one of the freshest and most unique emcees in hip-hop.