Mr. Lif

Real Name:
Jeffrey Haynes
Profile:
Hip-hop lyricist, born in 1977 to parents of Bajan descent, in Boston, MA, USA.
Four-time Boston Music Awards winner who has toured with artists including: Eminem, Thievery Corporation, The Roots, Company Flow, Busta Rymes, Burning Spear, Souls of Mischief, Cannibal Ox, KRS-One, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Roni Size Reprazent, Tortoise, and Zap Mama.

Married to the hip-hop artist Eternia
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Albums

OZ088832-2 Live At The Middle East — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Live At The Middle East(CD, Album) Ozone Music, Thought Wizard Productions OZ088832-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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DJX037, 088.037.020 I Phantom — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif I Phantom (Album) Definitive Jux DJX037, 088.037.020 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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DJX129CD 088.0129.020 Mo' Mega — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Mo' Mega (Album) Definitive Jux, World's Fair DJX129CD 088.0129.020 US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Black Mega [The Remixes] — Mr. Lif Willie Evans Jr., Mr. Lif & Akrobatik Willie Evans Jr., Mr. Lif & Akrobatik - Black Mega [The Remixes](CD, Album) Brainchild Music none 2007 Sell This Version
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BTE01 I Heard It Today — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif I Heard It Today (Album) Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises BTE01 US 2009 Sell This Version
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none Terra Bella — Mr. Lif The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo - Terra Bella(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Jumpsuit Records none US 2015
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MMG-00093-1 The Life & Death Of Scenery — Mr. Lif L'Orange & Mr. Lif L'Orange & Mr. Lif - The Life & Death Of Scenery (Album, EP) Mello Music Group MMG-00093-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
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MMG-00084-1 Don't Look Down — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Don't Look Down (Album) Mello Music Group MMG-00084-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
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none Resolution — Mr. Lif The Perceptionists - Mr. Lif & Akrobatik The Perceptionists - Mr. Lif & Akrobatik - Resolution (Album) Mello Music Group none US 2017 Sell This Version
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none Resilient — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri - Resilient (Album) Waxsimile Productions none US 2017 Sell This Version
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FB5204 Vangarde — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas - Vangarde(LP, Album) Fatbeats Records FB5204 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NOS-001 Elektro — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Elektro(12") Nos Productions NOS-001 US 1998 Sell This Version
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BRK 006 Triangular Warfare / Inhuman Capabilities / Arise — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Triangular Warfare / Inhuman Capabilities / Arise Brick Records BRK 006 US 1999 Sell This Version
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GR085 Farmhand — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Farmhand (Single) Grand Royal GR085 US 1999 Sell This Version
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DJX003-2 Enters The Colossus — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Enters The Colossus (EP) Def Jux DJX003-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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CHLT 012 360° — Mr. Lif Push Button Objects With Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Mr. Lif, DJ Craze Push Button Objects With Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Mr. Lif, DJ Craze - 360° Chocolate Industries CHLT 012 US 2000 Sell This Version
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DJX001 Front On This — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Front On This (Single) Ozone Music DJX001 US 2000 Sell This Version
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DJX004 Cro-Magnon — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Cro-Magnon(12") Def Jux DJX004 US 2000 Sell This Version
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DJX20 Same As It Never Was / Sneak Preview — Mr. Lif The Weathermen (2) / Mr. Lif & Murs The Weathermen (2) / Mr. Lif & Murs - Same As It Never Was / Sneak Preview(12", Single) Definitive Jux DJX20 US 2001 Sell This Version
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none New Man Theme — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif New Man Theme (Single) Definitive Jux none 2002 Sell This Version
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DJX30 Emergency Rations — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Emergency Rations (EP) Definitive Jux DJX30 US 2002 Sell This Version
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DJX038 Return Of The B-Boy — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Return Of The B-Boy (Single) Definitive Jux DJX038 US 2002 Sell This Version
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OZO88833 Live Freestyles — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Live Freestyles(12") Ozone Music OZO88833 US 2002 Sell This Version
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DJX26-6 Home Of The Brave b/w The Unorthodox — Mr. Lif Mr. Lif Home Of The Brave b/w The Unorthodox(12") Definitive Jux DJX26-6 US 2002 Sell This Version
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BRK 023 The Fugitive / D.S.L. / Trouble Shooting — Mr. Lif D-Tension (2) Presents Akrobatik / Apathy / Mr. Lif D-Tension (2) Presents Akrobatik / Apathy / Mr. Lif - The Fugitive / D.S.L. / Trouble Shooting(12", Single) Brick Records BRK 023 US 2002 Sell This Version

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ibbjamin

ibbjamin

April 6, 2006
edited over 17 years ago
Mr. Lif is one of the best "conscious" MCs and producers of the 21st Century. He did have some releases in the mid to late 90s, but he didn't really begin to gain more widespread recognition in the underground hip hop spotlight until Enters The Colossus in 2000. Earlier that year he was featured on the famous and highly respected Deltron 3030. He later gained even more recognition with Emergency Rations and then I Phantom, where he skillfully showcases his storytelling laid over slick beats. If you can get a chance to see him perform live, he will not let you down. His stage presence is very humble, but he will definetely entertain the toughest crowds. "He came to the studio laid back, then proceeds to blow a hole in the track." If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Lif, check out Sleepyheads >> Unreleased and Hard To Find. It's my favorite album of his, taking you on a journey all the way back to early on in his career in 1995 with the jam Madness In a Cup. This track is not featured on any other album and it is as fresh as anything today. Other gems including Elektro (1998), one of his best productions,can be heard on this album as well. Yes, I did say production - he is a top notch producer that lays down some of the sickest beats and lays his own Mr. Lif flavored lyrics over the top of them. In case you haven't got my point yet, Mr. Lif is top notch.

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