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.
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.
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