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LA-Based Hip-Hop Vets Lexicon Re-Drop Their Seminal And Last Album Rapstars

Lexicon · Rapstars (10 Year Anniversary Bonus Edition)
Lexicon · Snap

Los Angeles hip-hop veterans Lexicon are marking the 10th anniversary of their final album Rapstars with a brand new re-release.

Boasting all thirteen original tracks – headlined by smash French hit Junk Food alongside hidden gems Snap and Summer Reign – it also comes equipped with two remixes including the heavy-hitting Quittez Moi which features French rap legend Orelsan.

Lexicon (AKA brothers Nick and Gideon Black) originally arrived on the hip-hop scene in 1996 as youthful concert openers for Kurtis Blow. Steadily working their way up the underground ranks, their debut album It’s The L! arrived in 2001.

Lexicon · Summer Reign

They then made a statement with second record Youth Is Yours in 2003, which was home to their breakout single Rock to the Rhythm – best known for its appearance in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

The duo would eventually leave Los Angeles behind at the end of the decade, moving to Paris and reinventing themselves with a full band in tow.

Sandwiched between years of sold-out shows throughout France, their 2010 effort Rapstars was a fittingly celebratory swansong that reveled in cross-genre experimentation.

Ten years later, the album warrants reexamination for dedicated fans from the United States to France and everywhere in between as the re-release is out now. 

Lexicon · Quittez Moi feat. 2080 & Orelsan (Calls Pt.3) – BONUS TRACK

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