Mr. Lif discography

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Mr. Lif discography
Mr. Lif in concert
Studio albums 3
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Music videos 4
EPs 2
Singles 10
Guest appearances 43
Production credits 10
Compilation appearances 14

The discography of Mr. Lif, an American hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts, consists of three full-length studio albums, two EPs, one live album, two compilation albums and ten singles. Four music videos for his songs have been produced.

Mr. Lif made his recording debut in 1997 with the self-produced song "This Won" on the Boston compilation Rebel Alliance. His debut vinyl single, "Elektro", was released on Nos Productions in 1998. This was followed by two more singles, "Triangular Warfare" and "Farmhand" (both in 1999), released on Brick Records and Beastie Boys' Grand Royal, respectively. Mr. Lif then signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label and released two EPs—Enters the Colossus in 2000 and Emergency Rations in 2002—before releasing his debut full-length, the concept album I Phantom, in 2002. Mr. Lif's second album, Mo' Mega, was released on Definitive Jux in 2006. His third album, I Heard It Today was released in 2009 on Mr. Lif's own label Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises. He has also made many appearances on other artists' tracks and on compilations. Releases with his group The Perceptionists are not included.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[1] Notes
US R&B US Heat. US Ind.
2002 I Phantom 80 20 16 *Debut full-length solo album.
2006 Mo' Mega
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX129)
27 31
2009 I Heard It Today
  • Released: April 21, 2009
  • Label: Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises
2016 Don't Look Down
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title
2002 Live at the Middle East
  • Released: January 22, 2002
  • Label: Ozone Music (OZO88832)

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 Sleepyheads: Unreleased and Hard To Find
  • Released: October 23, 2003
  • Label: Thought Wizard Productions (TW001-2)
*A collection of hard to find and previously unreleased songs.
2007 Sleepyheads II (Classic Combos)
  • Released: March 23, 2007
  • Label: Thought Wizard Productions (TW001-3)
*A collection of collaborations with other artists.
2008 Sleepyheads 3
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Thought Wizard Productions
*A collection of unreleased tracks

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[1] Notes
US Heat. US Ind.
2000 Enters the Colossus
  • Released: November 14, 2000
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX003)
*Debut EP.
2002 Emergency Rations
  • Released: June 25, 2002
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX030)
38 28

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Title Album
1998 "Elektro"
  • B-Side: "The Nothing"
  • Label: Nos Productions (NOS001)
non-album single*
1999 "Triangular Warfare"
  • B-Side: "Inhuman Capabilities"
  • Label: Brick Records (BRK006)
  • B-Side: "Settle the Score"
  • Label: Grand Royal (GR085)
2000 "Front on This"
  • B-Side: "Be Out"
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX001)
Enters the Colossus
2001 "Cro-Magnon"
  • B-Side: "Fulcrum", "Retrospect"
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX004)
2002 "Home of the Brave"
  • B-Side: "The Unorthodox"
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX026)
Emergency Rations
"New Man Theme"
  • B-Side: "Pull Out Your Cut", "Phantom"
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX036)
I Phantom
"Return of the B-Boy"
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX038)
2003 "Live from the Plantation"
  • B-Side: "Return of the B-Boy"
  • Limited edition picture vinyl
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX045)
2006 "Brothaz"
  • B-Side: "Brothaz" (9th Wonder Remix)
  • Label: Definitive Jux (DJX131)
Mo' Mega

*Later collected on Sleepyheads: Unreleased and Hard To Find.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2001 "Because They Made It That Way" Ethan Lader
2002 "Live from the Plantation" Ian Levasseur
"Return of the B-Boy" Plates Animation
2006 "Brothaz" Andrew Gura
2009 "The Sun" Luis Servera

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Artist Director
2009 The Gauntlet (Scanz featuring Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) Scanz Bunker Seyfert
Pull Out Your Cut (Dj Hype featuring Mr. Lif) Dj Hype
2011 Culture of Fear (Thievery Corporation featuring Mr. Lif) Thievery Corporation Robin Bell
Machine (Anomie Belle featuring Mr. Lif) Anomie Belle Bogdan Darev
Swipe Da Funk (Ape The Grim featuring Mr. Lif & Nabo Rawk) Ape The Grim Doug York

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
2000 "Speech Cobras" Jedi Mind Tricks Violent By Design
2001 "Operating Correctly" 7L & Esoteric The Soul Purpose
2002 "Blood" El-P Fantastic Damage
"Rapperfection" Edan Primitive Plus
2003 "Wreck Dem" Akrobatik Balance
"11:35" Aesop Rock Bazooka Tooth
"Blue on Blue" Dave Clarke Devil's Advocate
"360 Degrees" Push Button Objects Ghetto Blaster
"The Show Starter (Walkman Remix)" DJ Fakts One "Grown Folks" 12"
"Huevos With Jeff and Rani" Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher
"Pull Out Your Cut (Remix)"
"Pull Out Your Cut"
DJ Hype* "Ubiquitous" 12"
"That One Song With Lif" El-P Weareallgoingtoburninhell
2004 "Nosferatu" DJ Krush Jaku
2005 "Making Planets" Edan Beauty and the Beat
2006 "Storm" Cut Chemist The Audience's Listening
2008 "Beast Mode" Akrobatik Absolute Value
2011 "Culture of Fear" Thievery Corporation Culture of Fear
2013 "Eagle" Figure Horns of the Apocalypse

* not to be confused with the London-based Drum and Bass producer of the same name

Production credits[edit]

Appearances on compilations[edit]

Year Tracks Album Other contributing artists
2001 "Low Key" Tags of the Times 3 Company Flow, BMS, 3 Melancholy Gypsys
2002 "Sneak Preview", "Fulcrum" Def Jux Presents 2 Murs ("Sneak Preview"), Opio ("Fulcrum")
2005 "Be Out" Bucket of B-Sides Vol. 1
2007 "Red October" Definitive Swim
"They Call Me Mr. Tibbs Main Title" Cinematic: Classic Film Music Remixed Quincy Jones remixed by King Britt
"Storm" Stomp the Yard OST Cut Chemist, Edan

See also[edit]




  1. ^ a b "Mr. Lif > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved May 15, 2008. 

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