Renowned LA-based hip-hop act Lexicon (brothers Gideon and Nick Black) returns to the music field to close out a fun and fruitful venture with the 15th anniversary rerelease of the seminal 2003 album Youth Is Yours and a new website titled Lexicon.rip that highlights memories from their decades-long career.
Listeners most likely remember “Rock To The Rhythm” that was featured as the theme song of Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, but Lexicon first they formed in 1996 and came up from the LA musical underground with hit “Nikehead.” Success soon followed in the form of opening slots for heavyweights like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Jurassic 5.
Lexicon eventually played headline shows and toured across the US and Europe (especially France). Power 106 radio in Los Angeles aired their music non-stop and the duo got three top spots on the CMJ hip-hop charts.
The pair retired as Lexicon in 2013 after returning from a long stretch in Europe, but stayed active by co-founding EXGF, a collective that takes on creative projects and innovative business endeavors related to the music industry.
Lexicon now caps off their run in style, with the Lexcion.rip website and the remastered edition of Youth Is Yours.
Written by: Jen Dan
Remastered Youth Is Yours LP stream