Over the years, underground hip-hop heads with a penchant for the West Coast have come to know Lateef the Truthspeaker pretty damn well. He is one of the founders of Solesides, which later became the acclaimed Quannum Projects, and he released albums as part of Latyrx with Lyrics Born while working with DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip. All the while, Lateef somehow never dropped a solo debut.
That all changes this November, though, when he releases FireWire, which is set to feature the likes of DJ Shadow, Dan the Automator, Lyrics Born, and Del the Funky Homosapien. In other words, it’s a pretty substantial alt-rap fest and it’s led by left-field single “Testimony,” a catchy introspective joint that you can stream below. FireWire‘s sounding good so far.