Live YR is an underground hip hop MC/Producer. Developed a love for music at a young age and was influenced by reggae, soul music and hip hop. As a child he would play vynils & CDs on the home stereo system, listen for hours & be fixated on music. As he grew into teenage years, he took an interest in being a Jungle/Drum & Bass DJ. The DJ'ing part never materialized, however Live YR being the kind of person that is captivated by sounds & samples, became drawn into producing. It was around this time that started to take an ever-more profound liking to Hip-Hop.
Live YR wrote his first few rap lines way back in 1992 at just 10 yrs old, but he didn't pursue writing rhymes on a serious level until around age 16, when challenged by a school friend one day in 'who could write the best rhyme'. Around a year or so after he began writing, Live YR began making beats & learning about various equipment that was not affordable at the time, while using a ps1 disc for beat makers. From this point, Live YR gained experience over time learning how to use various music making technology & software, while simultaneously becoming a beast with the pen.
Over the years Live YR became a writer/producer through a mixture of persistence, trial and error, the desire to project 'soul' through his music & being able to release it.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Live_YR_The_Funky_Next_Eleven_Instrumental_Tape_th?id=Blxqh54breudxccx6mvrjz7vuzu
New Release x2 !! : Don't Sweat The Conduct
On the same day of the release of the sequel instrumental LP 'The Funky Next Eleven Instrumental Tape', Live YR returns to the booth & drops a new single over his own 'Don't Sweat The Conductor' instrumental. 'DON'T SWEAT THE CONDUCT' is available now here: http://liveyr.bandcamp.com/track/dont-sweat-the-conduct-single
New Release: The Funky Next Eleven Instrumental Tape
The sequel instrumental tape by Live YR is out now...purchase/listen here: https://liveyr.bandcamp.com/album/the-funky-next-eleven-instrumental-tape-the-away-leg
New Release: The Funky First Eleven Instrumental Tape
The Funky First Eleven Instrumental Tape is Live YR's first instrumental-only release. He showcases his flavour as a producer by lacing listeners with P-Funk inspired bass-lines & melodies, while keeping amplifiers under pressure with slick & hard-hitting percussion. All of the above culminating into a high-powered collection of grooves. If each track was a world class footballer...this is Live YR's 1st eleven of his squad. credits released May 22, 2016
'The Funky First Eleven Instrumental Tape'
All Songs Produced, Mixed & Arranged by Live YR. Recorded by Live YR @ London, UK. Artwork & Photos by Live YR.
Redistributed Live YR singles!
Live YR's 2014 singles 'OPERATION SPRINGFOOT' and 'WORD ASSOCIATES' have been re-released on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal & other online music stores...