Archive for Below the Heavens

Blu, NoSleepForaDay EP x Open(theInstrumentalLP) (Downloads)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus


I want to send a mad shout out to 2DopeBoyz, as always, for posting these two gems. I had caught eye of these projects last week, but was unable to get them up because of school priorities. Blu has been one of my favorite West Coast emcees since he dropped the album Below The Heavens with Exile. These two projects that he’s released are instrumentals that he’s as of late. A lot of cats might be pretty pissed that Blu is just producing and not rhyming, because everyone knows Blu is very nice with the mic. Either way, I’m glad to hear that he’s constantly making new material, and I can’t wait for another proper full length release. Follow me after the jump to download both projects. Continue reading


Mixtape Download: Blu, HerFavoriteColo(u)r.

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by Tim Althaus

blu1Blu is one of those cats that you just can’t wait to hear more material from because you know it’s going to be top quality. Saturday he released his new mixtape HerFavoriteColo(u)r. It’s 14 tracks of straight fire just like any Blu release is going to be. He had been leaking tracks on his MySpace lately and my guess would be this is what it was leading up to. The thing that is different about this mixtape is that all of these tracks are produced by Blu himself. Everytime we have heard material from Blu in the past it’s been produced by someone else, and usually someone incredible at that.

Blu is a guy that never ceases to amaze me. He’s put out two near classic albums (Below the Heavens & Johnson&Jonson) and he just keeps feeding the fire with great material for all of us to hear. With the consistency that Blu has been having, it’s not going to be long before his name is at the top of everyone’s list.



01. Love
02. Amnesia
03. Since
04. Morning
05. Melo
06. Wind(terludeOne)
07. When(terludeTwo)
08. Silent
09. Pardon
10. Vanity
11. Beggars’/BlackGold
12. Celln’Ls
13. Untiled(LovedU)2
14. Peace

Download: HerFavoriteColo(u)r.

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Blu, “TilWeDie”

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus


Here’s a new one from the cat known as Blu. This guy is going to be one of the emcees that you want to be looking for in the near future. He’s had a buzz about him in the underground circle for the last two years, and it’s well deserved because not many emcees work as hard as this guy does (next to Evidence I don’t think there really is anyone). This track has Blu molding himself to a track with beautiful strings and vocal samples. The thing that makes Blu different from a lot of emcees is that he can pretty much flow over anything that you throw at him.

Listen: TilWeDie

Also, if you haven’t done it yet go out and get Below the Heavens & Johnson & Jonson both of them are straight fire!

Video: DJ Exile Gets Busy on The MPC for Okayplayer

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on Thursday, December 11, 2008 by Tim Althaus

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For those of you who have never heard DJ Exile, you are missing out. This guy has some mad skills on the MPC. He put out an album with Blu last year entitled Below the Heavens which in my opinion was one of last year’s best albums. He has a new album Radio due out on January 20th. This guy actually does live MPC shows where he will sample and make a beat right in front of the crowd. Exile is disgusting, check this shit out…