Sunday, April 13, 2008

Blu Colla Workers - Blu & Exile

I'll be the first admit that when Blu & Exile's album Below The Heavens first came out last summer, I really didn't see what the big fuss was about. At the time it seemed like every blog that followed underground hip hop was giving these guys what seemed like the ultimate praise, and to be honest I really wasn't feeling them like that. It's hard to critique a album after just one listen, but unfortunately that's the treatment that Below The Heavens got from me. It was a one and done situation for me.

After the new year I decided to give Blu & Exile another try. While I'm still not completely sold on the album as a whole, this album definitely was a good, solid effort. The album has grown on me and now I listen to the album almost daily. What I dig the most about this album is the frankness and honesty expressed in Blu's lyrics.

Above is the video of one of my favorite songs from their album. Enjoy!



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Anonymous said...

I miss this type of Rap!!!!

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