Lyrics Born Opens Up With Video for “Can’t Lose My Joy” ft. Aloe Blacc

Photo credit: Scott La Rockwell
Releases New Video For
“Can’t Lose My Joy” Ft. Aloe Blacc 

Opens Up About Wife’s Battle With Cancer

Supporting GALACTIC in Seattle TONIGHT
and Portland TOMORROW!

We kept my wife, Joyo Velarde’s 15 year battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma a secret from the public until now,” explains long-standing hip-hop artist, LYRICS BORN, who has just released the video for his most difficult and personal track yet, “Can’t Lose My Joy” Ft. Aloe Blacc‘Can’t Lose My Joy’ (f/Aloe Blacc) chronicles her being diagnosed at a time when we were working, touring, recording artists with our careers just beginning to blossom. We hope this song inspires you to keep pushing and staying optimistic. There is always hope.

The track was recorded with longtime friend Aloe Blacc who helped Lyrics Born through the strenuous process of putting the emotions to song, “This was by far the hardest song I’ve ever written in my career. I had a very hard time opening up about the concept with Aloe Blacc, and when he sent me the chorus he wrote and recorded, I just cried. He captured my feelings so accurately, it floored me.

Lyrics Born continues, “We are blessed to be in remission now, but with that demon looming, you are never totally at ease in life. Seeing it through successfully gives you the confidence that no obstacle is insurmountable when you have spiritual grounding, love and support from the people that matter to you. If nothing else, that is what I want people to take away from this song. Hope.”

Watch “Can’t Lose My Joy” Here:
Lyrics Born “Can’t Lose My Joy” ft. Aloe Blacc and Joyo Velarde
Stream/Embed: https://youtu.be/hQXS7_GmX9g
Lyrics Born has also lined up several upcoming shows including support for Galactic at The Showbox in Seattle on March 22nd and McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland on March 23rd. More dates below!

Can’t Lose My Joy” is the latest track released as a single from Lyrics Born’s latest album Quite A Life. The album features Aloe Blacc, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, and many more.


March 22 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
March 23 – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
March 28 – The Great Northern Bar & Grill – Whitefist, MT
March 29 – Bloom Nightclub – Nelson, Canada
March 30 – Red Room Lounge – Spokane, WA
May 03 – The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
May 30 – Crazy Horse Saloon – Nevada City, CA
June 01 – 
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
June 07 – 
Longboard – Pacifica, CA

Track listing

1. Chocolate Cake
2. When I Get My Check ($,$,$) (f/Chali 2na, The Gift of Gab, & Joyo Velarde)
3. Clap Your Hands (If U Know You’re Beautiful)
4. Same But Different (featuring Sister Sparrow)
5. Don’t Quit Your Daydream
6. Trouble Trouble Trouble (featuring Joyo Velarde)
7. In Case Of Fire (f/Kelly Finnigan of Monophonics & Galactic)
8. This Is A Man’s World?
9. Is It Worth It? (f/Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & Forrest Day)
10. Can’t Lose My Joy (featuring Aloe Blacc)
11. Baby I Made It (featuring Trey Privott of Los Coast)


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