The trio of MED, Blu and Madlib surprise us with an EP titled “The Turn Up.” Following in the footsteps of 2015’s Bad Neighbor, we get five new songs with some a capellas and instrumentals. Certainly worth your time.
Although they recently dropped a goodie bag full of old joints from Below The Heavens, Blu & Exile get us into the Christmas spirit with a brand new joint titled “Christmas Missed Us.”
A whole decade has gone by since the release of Blu & Exile’s Below The Heavens and the duo have decided to release a new project that is a collection of songs that were recorded during those sessions but didn’t make the final cut. “On The Radio” is one of those joints liberated before In the Beginning: Before the Heavens drops.
“This song was our attempt to make a radio song exactly stating how we feel about the radio,” Blu explains. “Our way of keeping it true and not selling out even for the album. This is one of the songs that helped me get more open with writing the rest of the album. One of Exile’s oldest beats, he pulled that from deep out the vault. I was like… ‘oh, that’s me.’”
With Bad Neighbor still going strong, Blu, MED and Madlib get some lyrical assistance from Oh No on “The Turn Up.”
Underground hip hop stalwart, D.V. Alias Khryst, remixes “Streets Don’t Love” with some California love from Blu and Ras Kass.
Spanish-German producer Superior recently dropped his album The Journey with this gem that features Blu and Edo G titled “Make The World Go.”
Madlib, Blu and MED go back to their Bad Neighbor project and drop a video for the Frank Nitty assisted “Get Money.”
Allow the funk to seep into your soul on the Dam Funk assisted “Don’t Trip” from Blu and the Union Analogtronics.
Blu prepares to drop another project alongside Union Analogtronics. But first comes the lead single featuring Oliver DaySoul titled “City Dreams.”
Hopefully, you are bumping that new Blu & Nottz project Titans In the Flesh. But there’s always room for a remix and J57 puts his own spin on “Atlantis.”