As U Were

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As U Were
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)
GenreHip hop
LabelDecon, Mobile Home Recordings
ProducerLyrics Born, Jake One
Lyrics Born chronology
Everywhere at Once
As U Were
Real People

As U Were is the third solo studio album by Lyrics Born. It was released on Decon and Mobile Home Recordings in 2010. It peaked at number 89 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)[4]
PopMatters6/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Kontrol Phreak"Lyrics Born3:32
2."I Wanna B W/U" (featuring Lateef)Lyrics Born, Jake One3:37
3."We Live by the Beat"Lyrics Born4:14
4."Coulda Woulda Shoulda" (featuring Sam Sparro)Lyrics Born4:40
5."As U Were Reception"Lyrics Born0:53
6."I've Lost Myself" (featuring Joyo Velarde)Lyrics Born, Jake One5:44
7."Lies X 3"Lyrics Born4:23
8."Born-E-Oh's!"Lyrics Born2:03
9."Pushed Aside/Pulled Apart" (featuring Lateef)Lyrics Born, Jake One4:11
10."Oh, Baby!"Lyrics Born3:28
11."I'm the Best (Funky Fresh in the Flesh)"Lyrics Born3:09
12."Block Bots" (featuring Clyde Carson and Trackademicks)Lyrics Born3:02
13."Pillz 'Lude"Lyrics Born0:55
14."Pillz" (featuring The Gift of Gab)Lyrics Born4:25
15."Something Better" (featuring Francis and the Lights)Lyrics Born3:46
16."Fake ID"Lyrics Born0:14
17."(What Happened 2 Our) Love Affair"Lyrics Born3:30


Chart (2010) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[1] 89


  1. ^ a b "Lyrics Born Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "As U Were by Lyrics Born". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Bush, John. "As U Were - Lyrics Born". AllMusic. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Lyrics Born". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Kelly, Zach (November 29, 2010). "Lyrics Born: As U Were". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. ^ Aspray, Benjamin (December 7, 2010). "Lyrics Born: As U Were". PopMatters. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Eddy, Chuck (November 16, 2010). "As U Were". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 23, 2015.

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