Blu & Exile: The Feeling

More good vibes from Blu and Exile, as they continue to feed us nourishment from their latest album. The video for The Feeling was made by Crisanto Santa Ana and Exile. Miles: From An Interlude Called Life is out now on all the usual formats.

Fatlip & Blu ft. Hemlock Ernst: Good For The Soul

Superb drop here via Fat Beats, as Fatlip and Blu release a surprise new single, Good For The Soul. The track emerged last week, along with hints that a full-length project from the duo might also follow shortly. On this particular joint, Blu and Fatlip have secured a valuable guest spot from Hemlock Ernst. The vocal and instrumental versions are available to download now via Bandcamp.

Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)

It always seemed like a safe bet to say that the forthcoming album from Elaquent was going to be a winner, and now that it is out in the open, I am happy to confirm the Ontario producer has done it again. In a step away from the instrumental projects he’s blessed us with over the last couple of years, on Forever Is A Pretty Long Time we find Elaquent bringing in a number of artists to accompany him. Kicking off with the lead single, Guidelines, featuring fellow Mello resident, Oddisee, the album also features some great contributions from Chester Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier and Blu. The vocal tracks are mixed in with a few instrumental joys, including one of the album’s highlights, Joloff, along with the stone cold flyness of the Blu assisted, Reminisce, and the G-Funk echoes of Lottery Check, which features Brainorchestra. The album can be heard in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)”

Catching Flies ft. Jehst & Blu: Yŭ (Pt. 2)

Nice track here from Catching Flies, as he follows up one of his recent album tracks with a second chapter. On Yŭ (Pt. 2), the London producer has enlisted rap talent from both sides of the Atlantic, scoring two great features from Blu and Jehst. The album, Silver Linings, is out now on Indigo Soul.

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UK Premiere – Blu & Damu the Fudgemunk: Ground & Water

Today, I’m very pleased to bring you the UK premiere of the latest single from the ever-prolific, Blu, and production maestro, Damu the Fudgemunk. It’s the title song from their recent full-length collaboration, which saw its release back in August. Ground & Water is a mellow, head-nod inducing, strings laced track, with Blu and Damu delivering superb back to back verses. It’s also a The full project is available to stream now on all the usual platforms.

Blu x Damu The Fudgemunk: Ground & Water (Stream)

One of the more prolific artists of his generation returns with something of a surprise new project, as Blu and Washington-based production guru, Damu The Fudgemunk, unite to bring us, Ground & Water. The eight track release appeared on Friday, along with some additional notes from Damu where he explained that he felt that Blu was the storyteller who could bring the material to life. Raw Poetic makes a top notch appearance on Share The Love and there are equally strong contributions from Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali and Local Blacc, who all drop in on Beast Mode. You can hear both those tracks, as well as the rest of the album, below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Blu x Damu The Fudgemunk: Ground & Water (Stream)”

Reckonize Real: Bridges & Tunnels (Stream)

Having already whet our appetites with a couple of excellent singles, Reckonize Real has now released his Bridges & Tunnels project in full. For the new project, the Queens producer has amassed a solid list of guest stars, including previous collaborator Guilty Simpson, as well as the likes of Blu, Junclassic, Vic Monroe and Nowaah The Flood. The result is another accomplished album that maintains Reckonize Real’s position in my list of producers you should pay attention to. Bridges & Tunnels is available to stream in full below, while downloads and physicals can be found on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Reckonize Real: Bridges & Tunnels (Stream)”

Reckonize Real x Blu: Gold Coast

Queens producer Reckonize Real readies us for his producer album with a new animated video featuring the ever-prolific LA MC, Blu. Bridges & Tunnels looks set to be another success for Reckonize, following on from last year’s Carved From Stone album, which he released with Guilty Simpson. The Detroit legend also turns up on this new project, alongside cats like Junclassic, Mayhem (EMS) and Nowaah The Flood. Pre-orders for the album are available now via Real Deff Music Group, with the release date set for 19 July.