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Future Classics
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Future Classic: Astronote “Astroblacked”

Astronote is back with his new album titled “Astroblacked” and here to prove that he deserves to be mentioned along with all the great beatmakers of this era. He is following up on the momentum from his recent collaborations with Stacy Epps, Buff 1, LMNO (to only name a few), …

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Med x Blu x Rose x Madlib "Burgundy Whip"
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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Med x Blu x Rose x Madlib “Burgundy Whip”

Madlib has been pumping out some incredibly dope beats lately and the latest is a smooth track for Blu and M.E.D that makes spring come early and just makes me want to rent a convertible and bump it all the way to a sunny beach somewhere in Cali. Rolling drumlines …

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Future Classic: Oh No “Disruptive Ads”

There is no doubt that OH NO‘s escapade with the Alchemist as part of the Gangrene duo seems to have made him a bit “harder” in his sound. The Stones Throw family is very present on the new solo album called “Disruptive Ads” (out on Fat Beats), in the form …

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Exile & Dirty Science “Cassette” Mixtape
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Exile & Dirty Science “Cassette” Mixtape

Exile and his Dirty Science collective present his “Cassette” Mixtape as a thank you gift for the Holiday Season.  The mixtape features exclusive songs from Exile’s vaults (1996-2009) featuring demo versions from his rap album “4TRK MIND” as well as demo versions from Blu & Exile and Emanon (Aloe Blacc …

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Free Download: Blu & Exile “A Man”
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Free Download: Blu & Exile “A Man”

From the duo who brought you the modern classic Below The Heavens comes the first official release in anticipation of their forthcoming follow up album Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them. Free download from the “Maybe One Day” EP Out Now via Dirty Science / Fat …

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Future Classic: Sene “Backboards” (featuring Blu)
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Future Classic: Sene “Backboards” (featuring Blu)

I have to give thanks to Blu for making me discover a lot of artists like Mainframe, Ta’Raach on his various collaboration projects. Another guy that I discovered through him is Brooklyn’s SENE. They actually did a full LP together called “ADayLate&ADollarShort” in 2009 which I strongly suggest you checking. …

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Future Classic: Blu & Exile “Give Me Flowers While I Can Smell Them”
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Future Classic: Blu & Exile “Give Me Flowers While I Can Smell Them”

Most people know Blu & Exile because of their now cult classic 2007 record Below Heavens. While people waited impatiently for the follow up, they apparently had a full record made in 2009 finished and just waiting to be released. Give Me Flowers While I Can Smell Them is dedicated …

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Future Classic: Gonjasufi & Blu “Eatfish”
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Future Classic: Gonjasufi & Blu “Eatfish”

Wow, this literally made my day. Actually, I screamed out when I saw this. Gonjasufi is realesing a new EP titled The Ninth Inning on October 24th (in a few days !) and its gonna be a free EP! I have my little story with Gonjasufi: yesterday I released the teaser of …

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Future Classic: Godlee Barnes (Blu) “The Norman Rockwell Beat Tape”
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Future Classic: Godlee Barnes (Blu) “The Norman Rockwell Beat Tape”

Ever since he hit the scene in the mid 2000’s, west coast MC Blu always been a really prolific artist. Bouncing from solo projects, to collaborations like Johnson & Jonson, Blu & Sene and C.R.A.C Knuckles. In 2011, he’s already put out 4 projects! That’s pretty much unheard of. It’s …

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Exile & Blu “When Nothings Left” (Philippe Sawicki)

Exile & Blu “When Nothings Left”

I was chilling with Lefto this summer and he made me listen to what he said was the new Exile record but to my surprise he told me that this time, the Cali producer we all love was stepping to the mic for his record called 4TRK MIND. Following the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Blu “Sun in my face” (J Dilla Production)

This “forgotten treasure” pick is for everyone who came out to the Blu & Exile show we put together in Montreal this week! Blu is such a prolific dude that I could probably do a top 10 of his forgotten gems but seeing as they’re only a few years old …

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Future Classic: Blu “No York” (Album Stream)

Only one week after the video for the first single called “My Sunshine”, Blu apparently decided to post the entire upcoming “No York” album on Youtube. The record was supposed to come out on Warner so I don’t know what the deal is with that… Check YouTube Playlist here

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