Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Lyrical King is the debut 1987 album from one of rap's pioneers and innovators who is said by some to be the first artist to record for Def jam Records. T la Rock recorded this album for Sleeping Bag Records as the label's first rap act and showcased him at the height of his career. An old school legend, MC and dancer who was sampled by Public Enemy and Nas and heavily influential on artists such as Skill Cool J and the Def Jam sound, he would walk out on stage with Run -D.M.C. Highlights include 'Back To Burn' and 'This Beat Kicks', where T la Rock teamed up with visionary producer Kurtis Mantronik. Reissued with original artwork, printed inner sleeve.