Tom Shimura, better known under his stage name Lyrics Born (earlier Asia born) is a Japanese American hip hop artist born in Tokyo, Japan in 1972. He decided to change his nick as he thought it should have been based on his merits rather than on his race. Shimura’s lyrics are known for a large vocabulary and for complex rhyming technique, that makes them quite unique and extraordinary. Born in Tokyo, he has also lived in Salt Lake City, Utah and in Berkeley, California. He began his hip hop career while working as a DJ on a radio station at University of California. He also founded his own Quannum Records, an independent label. His debut album Later That Day was released in 2003. The album spawned a single “Callin’ Out”. You can download this album by Lyrics Born in mp3 from our site.