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Releases of the Week: Blu & Exile and The Beastie Boys by zegoldst
February 16, 2009, 5:10 am
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Blu & Exile – Below the Heavens

It’s incredibly rare that you find a rapper/ producer duo with as much charisma and skill as Blu & Exile. Blu, the emcee, raps about California, girls, heartbreak and having a good time. With their first release they blow a breath of fresh air into the hip-hop community. Exile produces beats that are perfect for any situation and although the album doesn’t flow beautifully the production makes the album bounce.

Blu Collar Worker” is a fun song about explaining to your girl that you need to work more. Exile layers this track with soulful piano and a loose horn section. Blu kills this beat with his unique rap flow and surprisingly good vocals. This track is a perfect; roll the windows down, chill in the summertime song and its bounce will drive most beat junkies crazy.

Overall, Blu & Exile strike it right and prove that the Cali sound is here to stay. It won’t be too long before these two are a household name in hip-hop.  “Below the Heavens” is where the truth is.

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