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Blu & Exile – Constellations [Audio]

Posted on September 13, 2017

10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus "Below the Heavens", the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. "In the Beginning: Before the Heavens" contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen from over 40 songs in the vault. Their third collaboration follows 2012’s "Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them", and is slated for an October release.

"In The Beginning: Before the Heavens" is made of up songs that are raw and untouched, keeping the authenticity of Blu and Exile’s creativity at the time. The album has guest appearances from familiar names like Dr. Oop, Donel Smokes, Aloe Blacc, and Blame One. While "Soul Provider", "Another Day", and "Party of Two" appeared on Blu’s "Lifted" EP, the majority of these songs showcase Blu rapping at his peak, maintaining his underground attitude as he dishes on reaching star status ("Constellations"), getting radio play ("On the Radio"), or opposing views in a problem-ridden world ("You’re Gonna Die Someday"). Exile, meanwhile, builds a golden hip-hop era feel with head-nodding samples and DJ scratches.

In addition to releasing "In The Beginning: Before the Heavens" for their fans, Blu and Exile are continuing their celebration of "Below the Heavens" with a West Coast anniversary tour. After such a huge turnout for the duo’s "Below the Heavens" anniversary show at the Regent Theatre in L.A. in July, they decided to take the live experience on the road with Dag Savage, Choosey, and Cashus King.

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Beatnick & K-Salaam feat. Talib Kweli & Blu – Fight Night (Black Mirror Mix) [Audio]

Posted on September 11, 2017

Here's a new track off Beatnick and K-Salaam's forthcoming project, "The Bluest Flame", which is set to drop on October 13th.

Pre-order the LP here and stream "Fight Night (Black Mirror Mix)" with Kweli and Blu below.

Blu – Soul Amazing (Part Seven) [Album Stream]

Posted on August 7, 2017

Blu hits us with chapter seven of his "Soul Amazing" compilation series. Take a listen below and purchase a copy on Bandcamp.

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Declaime feat. Blu – Internally Yours [Audio]

Posted on June 22, 2017

Declaime will be releasing his new album, "Young Spirit", on August 18. Stream the first single, "Internally Yours", with fellow West Coast emcee Blu below.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 31.05.17

Posted on May 31, 2017

Da Wednesday Underground Flava - Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop

Host: DJ P.R.

Heatrock after heatrock - you know the motto!

Record Of The Day: Showbiz & AG feat. A Bless - Walkin On Air

Playlist

DJ Manipulator & Louie Gonz feat. Blu - This Sound
Da Villins & DJ Skizz feat. Sean Price - Indivisible (P&P)
Wu-Tang Clan - Take It Back

**Record Of The Day**
Showbiz & AG feat. A Bless - Walkin On Air

Roc Marciano - History
Prodigy - No Relegion
Joey Bada$$ feat. Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight & Meechy Darko - Ring The Alarm
Kendrick Lamar - DUCKWORTH.
Snoop Dogg - Bacc In Da Dayz
A Tribe Called Quest - Ego

**Ahmad Jamal's "The Awakening Mix" by Chris Read**

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Cheech Bundy feat. Blu & Michael Christmas – HipHopNerd [Audio]

Posted on May 30, 2017

Blu and Michael Christmas join NYC rapper Cheech Bundy for a new joint called "HipHopNerd". Check it out below.

DJ Manipulator & Louie Gonz feat. Blu – This Sound [Audio x Download]

Posted on May 28, 2017

With their highly anticipated new album "The Loops" coming very soon, the Massachusetts-based duo of DJ Manipulator and Louie Gonz delivers an appetizer in the form of "This Sound". It’s a raw and addictive collaboration with West Coast heavy-hitter Blu, who’s further cementing his status as one of the best guest vocalists in the game. Before the Los Angeles emcee takes the mic, however, we’re treated to the talents of Manipulator and Gonz. The two have recorded together in various fashions over the years, and released the album "Private Stock" in 2014. But consider "The Loops" a reintroduction—and a damn fine one at that. The entire album’s fueled by tracks like "This Sound", which showcases Manipulator’s ridiculous sample flips and loops fronted by Gonz’s immaculate rhymes. And this is evident immediately, with the emcee opening the track with: “Ayo, my pockets gettin’ fat/ Yours? Lookin’ like a diet/ I stay on my hustle, man/ Don’t knock it ‘til you try it/ Brother stays covered with gold, I’m like a pirate/ You a giant? You could say I’m David to Goliath.” The quotables continue piling up from there, to the point you won’t think twice when you hear Gonz proclaim that he and Manipulator are taking over this rap thing. You can hear "This Sound" now. "The Loops" is due out June 9 and will be available on all major streaming services and digital retailers.

TrackBlasters Radio: 19.04.17

Posted on April 19, 2017

Da Wednesday Underground Flava - Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop

Host: DJ P.R.

Heavy hit after heavy hit! Press play or hit the download button and enjoy.

Record Of The Day: Da Villins & DJ Skizz - Cold World

Playlist

Raekwon feat. P.U.R.E. - M&N
Roc Marciano - History
Talib Kweli & Styles P feat. Little Vic & Common - Teleprompters
Joey Bada$$ feat. ScHoolboy Q - Rockabye Baby
Kendrick Lamar feat. U2 - XXX.

**Record Of The Day**
Da Villins & DJ Skizz - Cold World

The Council feat. J Militia - Promised Land
Nick Grant - Luxury Vintage Rap
Asher Roth feat. The Cool Kids - Wu Financial

**DJ CanNikZ's "Dope Trax Str8 From Wax Issue 01 + 02" Mix**
DJ Krush – The Lost Voices
Neutrino – Quest
umod – Puffin Dance
Perquisite – Floating Downstream (feat. David Kweksilber)
Emancipator – Merlion
DJ Eli & Shan Boogs – Lay puzzled

Damu The Fudgemunk – Wingz (Remix Instrumental)
Klaus Layer – Immer Noch Hungrig (Still hungry)
Domecrackers feat. Joc Max, Grap Luva & DJ Spinna – Take A Look
ScienZe feat. Sene, Blu & Britain Parker – Happiness Is
Brous One – Senorita
Pete Flux & Parental – Right Here (Instrumental)

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