01. My World Is...
02. Simply Amazin'
03. Juice N' Dranks Ft. Ta'Raach
04. Cold Hearted Ft. Miguel Jontel
05. Good Life (Show Me) Ft. Joseph & Aloe Blacc
06. Blu Colla Workers
07. I Am... Ft. Exile
08. Dancing In The Rain
09. Party of Two
10. No Greater Love
11. The Narrow Path
12. In Remembrance...
13. First Things First Ft. Miguel Jontel
14. Soul Amazin' (Steel Blazin')
15. Life's a Gamble Ft. Donel Smokes, Trek Life & Cashius King
16. The World Is... Ft. The KoochieMonstars
Allora AMAZON ne da 15 e qualcosina di diverso,altri ne danno 14,la sostanza resta,non so' quale sia piu' attendibile, penso amazon,pero'non ne ho idea.
Hip-Hop’s culture has been in a state of disillusionment for quite some time now, with the mainstream serving up with stale material, and most of the underground not caring enough to provide interesting alternatives. When it seems all hope is lost, every few years there comes a refreshing act reminding one of what it was to become enamored with this music. Blu & Exile’s Below The Heavens could be termed a future classic as the respective MC/producer duo hearken back to a Gang Starr or Pete Rock & CL Smooth with not only their chemistry but advanced skill in their arenas. Coming out of
L.A., Blu is perhaps the most technically gifted early adult MC since a younger Nasir Jones made his mark over a decade ago. His partner Exile manages to sample everything from soul to jazz to vocals from Sesame Street’s Grover character and work magic delivering beats that knock hard. Thematically this is a concept album of sorts, but it doesn’t really feel like one: A young man a few years out of his teens sets out to tell the world the story of his ups and downs through fatherhood, a dysfunctional family background, love, and financial struggles amongst other trials and tribulations. Blu’s deep introspection is matched with a notable ferocious battling prowess making him one of the best newcomers to hit the scene in quite some time.
Below The Heavens was written and recorded 2-3 years ago at the tender age of 21, with Blu displaying wisdom far beyond his days as he tells who he is, where he’s been and where he’s trying to get. The future appears bright with other projects on deck for both Blu & Exile in the near future. With any luck, this album will inspire future generations to make a difference in the quality of beats and rhymes produced for mass consumption.
Like the first time you heard Tip or De La, Blu's a one of a kind no question about it. He's taking hip hop to a new level with clear influences from the golden age and Dilla, but more than anything, himself. Priceless.
- Mark De Clive Lowe
Blu is one of my favorite emcee's hands down, he's the voice of LA.
- Flying Lotus
"Blu is THAT one cat to be really looking out for, already making a name on the internet and overseas without an album out......LA has a list of new generation of MCs that are bringing heat: Trek LIfe, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Roc C, and now you can add Blu to it. And with Exile on the beats?! Oooh man, forget about it....you got a deadly combination....don't sleep peoples!!!" -Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies / Visionaries)
- "Exile f/ Blu - Narrow Path. This, combined with the other Exile/Blu joint you heard on this site (check the archives son!) is what made me realize that Sound in Color was running with some f#cking heat. Turns out Blu is singing the hook... Dope beat, hot track."
- The Mixtape Show (most popular rap n hip hop podcast on the net)
- "“Featuring vocals from Blu, Jontel and Andrea Clarke, "Move" is an uptempo dance floor smash-in-the-making that needs to be in your crate. ’”
- Goya Music (Daz-I-Kue / Blak Label Blend 12” review)
- “The album closes with another quality track in "So Amazing(3)" featuring emcee Blu. Instrumentals on the flip. Keep an eye on this kid.”
- Turntable Lab
- "Check Blu Soul's flow has the confident swagger to take this track into some kind of mid-90's state of bliss without sounding redundant. "
- Underground Hip Hop dot Com
" Somebody once told me I was already in hell/Freedom's a state of mind and just the heart of me's in hell/ I freed my slave mind so a part of me's in hell/ So even when it's hard to breathe a part of me inhales."
Insomma stiamo parlando di un classicone.Beat 9 Lyrics 9 TOTAL 9/10. Questo e' il mio voto.Tra l'altro come Ill Poetic che consiglio a tutti nuovamente,anche lui riprende Nasir Jones in The World Is...,solo per questo merita un voto in piu.Il disco non suonera' afatto west coast ma sara' un bel mix e questo Exil produce infinitamente bene.
E se ancora non mi credete oppure non vi fidate ho caricato The Worls Is ...,che potete sentire senza scaricare.
Ho dovuto accorciarlo un po' perche' il file era troppo grande.
E qua potete confrontarla con la song di Ill Poetic.
2 delle migliori song di questo 2007.Questo album entra tra i miei preferiti di sempre.E vi consiglio di comprarvelo appena esce anche perche' qualcosa cambiera da questo che vi posto io.