New Blu Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Report Card: Blu Returns to 2007, BadBadNotGood Unleash Free Jazz, Russ Again Tackles The Fakes [Feature ]

There is simply too much music and not enough hours. Attempting to cover every notable and great album is difficult enough, but reviewing every notable and great song is simply impossible. Instead of a futile attempt at... Read More


XXL’s Most Promising Class: Revisiting the 2009 Freshmen, Pt. 2 [Feature ]

Welcome to Part 2 of our look at the past and present of the storied '09 XXL Freshmen Class cover. If you haven't yet, catch up on Part 1 here. Blu Blu, the mighty Blu, a talent that arrived like a ray of... Read More


Blu & Union Analogtronics’ “Whatever” Video is a Surreal, Inception-Like Trip [Feature ]

Fresh off of the release of his collaborative album with Nottz, Titans in the Flesh, West Coast emcee Blu is back, this time with Parisian production duo Union Analogtronics. Aside from being one of the most consistent... Read More


Blu & ScienZe Team Up for Exclusive Nottz-Produced Bless The Booth Freestyle [Feature ]

Subscribe to DJBooth on YouTube At its core, our Tunecore-presented Bless The Booth series boils hip-hop down to its simplest ingredients: pick a beat, and rap your ass off over it. And since rapping their asses... Read More


I Finally Found Blu’s “Below the Heavens” Album, But We’re Both Still Lost [Feature ]

Nobody knows my music tastes better than Nathan and Yoh. We spend a few hours a week on Google Hangouts debating, discussing, and nerding out about music, and after this long it’s inevitable they’ve come to know... Read More


MED, Blu & Madlib - Bad Neighbor [Album]

Mainstays of the hip-hop underground, MED, Blu and Madlib have joined forces for a full-length collaborative album, entitled Bad Neighbor. The album spans 15 tracks, is entirely produced by Madlib and includes Booth-approved... Read More


Contest: Enter the Blu & Exile Instrumental Challenge [Feature ]

Have you been waiting for the chance to prove your rapping or singing talents to the world? Are you also a fan of underground hip-hop, more specifically the work of emcee/producer combo Blu & Exile? Consider... Read More


maticulous - Bet Your Life ft. Masta Ace & Blu [Stream]

“Life’s a game of scrimmage, you can Bet Your Life.” maticulous is gearing up for the release of The maticulous LP, and brings together the legendary Masta Ace and underground veteran Blu for the first time... Read More


ThisisDA - Won’t Change ft. Blu [Stream & Download]

Currently prepping the July release of his upcoming Based Off Black EP,  Bristol rapper and producer ThisisDA makes his Booth debut with the second single off of the project. Won’t Change boasts some head-nodding... Read More


EOM - Get Along ft. Anderson .Paak & Blu [Stream]

It’s been nearly two years since EOM‘s (Elements Of Music) last headlining feature, his ForAllWeKnow full-length, and the Virginia beatsmith returns with a jazzy new track off of his forthcoming album. Production... Read More


Blu ft. DJ Revolution - Kiss the Sky (Remix) [Stream]

Next week, Coalmine Records will be unleashing Remineded, a remix compilation that celebrates the independent hip-hop label’s decade-deep history in the game. One of the very biggest names in the project’s... Read More


CashUs King ft. Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Blu & Yamin Semali - Black Hockey Players [Stream & Download]

When I think of an NHL star, I think of missing teeth, rinkside fisticuffs… and skin so white it it just might blind you. CashUs King, however, ain’t about to let stereotypes dictate what he can and can’t... Read More


TOPE ft. Blu & Rob Milton - Let It Go [Stream]

Struggling with a little stress as you begin your workday? Well, take a deep breath, hit play and Let It Go as you vibe out to the latest single from TOPE. Follow-up to last month’s two-for-one effort, Still Dope / Wild... Read More


Rick Gonzalez ft. Blu - I Get Lifted [Stream]

Craving something smooth and soulful to flip on next time you’re twisting one up? Look no further than I Get Lifted, the latest single from actor and emcee Rick Gonzalez (aka Realm Reality). His first feature since... Read More


Loop Snatchers ft. Blu & Nieve - What the Night May Bring [Stream]

A buzzmaking duo consisting of French beat wizards Morritz and Myk Max, Loop Snatchers officially introduce themselves to the game—and the Booth—with debut single What the Night May Bring. Los Angeles mainstay Blu and... Read More


Astronote ft. Blu - Rhymes on Paper (Vivid) [Stream]

Considering using the recording booth as a venue to sh*t-talk your enemies? Underground beatsmith Astronote and West Coast rapper/producer Blu think you should reconsider. On a new promo single off the former’s latest... Read More


Blu - Good to Be Home [Album]

Blu's musical hustle has taken him all over the globe, but he'll always have a special place in his heart for the region where he came up. On his next album, dropping in May via Nature Sounds, the rapper and producer lets... Read More


Blu - The Return [Stream]

“What you do when you’re name’s Blu?” Great question. In this case, you release The Return, a second helping from your forthcoming full-length. Over Bombay‘s soulful foundation with minimally... Read More


Blu - The West [Stream]

No matter how far Blu roams, The West still enjoys pride of place in his heart. On single numero uno off his forthcoming double-album, the rapper/producer takes some time out to remind himself and his listeners that... Read More


L’Orange ft. Blu - Need You [Stream]

Update: We have added the EmaLee Arroyo-directed visuals for L’Orange’s Need You single. Nearly two years after making his last Booth appearance with the reader-acclaimed Alone, indie beatsmith L’Orange... Read More


Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) ft. Blu - Don’t Stop [Stream]

Update: We have added the Issei-directed visuals for Dag Savage’s Don’t Stop single, which were shot in Tokyo, Japan. Some (wise) artists choose quality over quantity, but most end up dropping a lot of material... Read More


Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) ft. Co$$, Gonja Sufi & Blu - God Body [Stream & Download]

Those who follow the doctrines of the Five-Percent Nation sometimes refer to themselves as God Body, alluding to the belief that the Asiatic black man is Allah incarnate. With that said, you don’t need to be an NGE... Read More


MED & Blu ft. Dam-Funk - Peroxide [Stream]

Brace yourselves, Booth readers; this one might sting. On the freshly-released B-Side off their new single/EP, Blu and MED “bubble like Peroxide layin’ in a cut.” Madlib‘s stuttering keyboard-loop beat, built... Read More


CookBook & Blu ft. Frank Nitt - We Swear [Stream]

Lately, Blu‘s been hellaciously busy on the collaborative tip; fresh off the release of his and Nottz‘s Gods in the Spirit EP, he’s currently working with MED on The Burgundy and, to top it all off,... Read More


MED & Blu ft. Mayer Hawthorne and Madlib - The Buzz [Stream]

Fresh off the late-October release of Gods in the Spirit, his collaborative EP with Virginia superproducer Nottz, Cali rapper and beatsmith Blu is already hard at work on another joint project. This time around, he’s... Read More


Blu x Nottz - Gods in the Spirit [Album]

Cali rapper/producer Blu and Virginian beatsmith Nottz have unleashed their debut collaborative EP, Gods in the Spirit. The project comes on the heels of Blu's York LP, released in March and available in the Booth for... Read More


Blu & Nottz ft. ANTHM, Homeboy Sandman, Sene & Johaz - Crooks in Castles [Stream]

On the first release off their forthcoming joint EP, West Coast rapper/beatsmith Blu and Virginia superproducer Nottz took the name “Boyz II Men” literally, using the ‘90s R&B group’s moniker as an oblique... Read More


Upcoming Hip-Hop Album Alert: Dom Kennedy, Blu, Boldy James & More [Feature ]

Here at The DJBooth we strive to always keep our readers well informed of all the latest album, mixtape and EP releases. So every Friday we will preview the week ahead in new releases, highlighting the hip hop projects, both... Read More


Blu & Nottz ft. Rashad - End of the World [Stream]

Over the centuries, countless artists, philosophers and theologians have shared their visions of the End of the World. As far as I know, though, the apocalypse has never sounded quite as smooth as it does on the latest single... Read More


Blu & Nottz ft. Nitty Scott, MC - Boyz II Men [Stream]

Later this month, West Coast rapper/producer Blu and Norfolk, Va. beatsmith Nottz will be joining forces to drop their debut collaborative EP. Today, we get our first taste of the project in the form of Boyz II Men, a lead... Read More


14KT ft. Blu - PAID [Stream]

Previously heard handling production on joints by Buff1 (10,000) and Bun B (The Life), Mello Music Group beatsmith 14KT steps into the solo spotlight with new single PAID, his first Booth feature as a headliner. Here, the... Read More


P.R ft. Cise Star & Blu - We Will Make It [Stream]

Normally, I try to keep my personal tastes out of my feature write-ups, but when I saw that Cise Star was attached to We Will Make It, my heart was aflutter. He might not be well known, but he is easily one of my top five... Read More


xlsrebelsx ft. Blu - Sinnaman [Stream]

What do you get when you mix Adele with The Beatles, and marinate that combo in a savory sauce of contemporary hip-hop? Frankly, I don’t have the slightest idea—but, according to the Los Angeles... Read More


Shuko ft. Blu - Be Yourself [Stream]

Fans of Blu’s lyrically-driven style were (judging from the Booth reviews) caught a little off-guard by his last album, York, which found him exploring electronic sounds. Those fans need not be scared, though, as the artist... Read More


Blu x Lee Bannon - VEX’D [Stream]

Fresh off the late-March release of his long-awaited York LP, Blu returns to our pages with VEX’D, a freshly-remixed version of album inclusion SLNGNBNGR. In place of Dibiase‘s eight-bit synths, Sacramento-repping... Read More


M.i ft. Blu - Church West Texas [Stream]

Last we heard from M.i, on the inaugural leak off his forthcoming mixtape, he was looking forward to his Imminent takeover of the game, with all the money, power and fame that entails. Much as the artist plans on enjoying his... Read More


Blu - York [Album]

Los Angeles emcee/producer Blu's much talked about album, York, which has seemingly been delayed for years, has finally arrived. The 14-track LP, which was formerly known as NoYork, is now available for digital purchase,... Read More


Co$$ ft. Kemizt & Blu - Heroin [Stream & Download]

Don’t worry, readers: Golden State veteran Co$$ hasn’t (as far as I’m aware) developed a taste for opiates. After giving Heroin a couple spins, the only connection I’m able to draw to the titular... Read More


Blu & Exile ft. Andy Allo - Ease Your Mind [Stream]

Worried that you were going to have to wait forever and a day for another collaborative feature from West Coast mainstays Blu and Exile? Well, the arrival of this freshly-minted video single should Ease Your Mind. Part of the... Read More


Realm Reality - Blu & Fred The Godson - I Just Want to Be There [Stream]

Sometimes, family disagreements can’t be resolved simply by talking it out. That’s when you queue up a dope beat and lay out your side of the story in rhyme. Realm Reality, the L.A.-by-way-of-B.K. emcee who... Read More


Blu ft. R.A. The Rugged Man & Tristate - Thelonius King [Stream]

With dark undertones and a bass driven beat by producer Bombay, new release Thelonius King is exactly the type of introspective track that Nature Sound‘s top emcees Blu, Tristate and R.A. The Rugged Man rip to shreds.... Read More


Oh No feat. Blu & MED - Jones’s [Stream]

In addition to plenty of fresh instrumentals, Oh No‘s next solo album is slated to include collaborations with some of his most talented mic-rocking colleagues. A foretaste of the dopeness to come, new single... Read More


Arima Ederra ft. Blu - Questions [Stream & Download]

Who is this girl? How come I have never heard of her before and where can I hear more? These might be some questions you have after listening to the first DJBooth feature for Arima Ederra. It’s a good thing I can help with... Read More


Pac Div ft. Blu & Kendrick Lamar - Cross-Trainers [Stream]

Pac Div have their Cross Trainers laced up, and they’re ready to run sh*t. Following previously-featured album inclusions Truth and Black Acura, this jam finds the well-heeled crew consolidating their power over the... Read More


MHz Legacy ft. Blu - Yellow + Blue [Stream & Download]

Time for a pop quiz: what do you get when you mix Yellow + Blue? As anyone who’s seen the inside of an elementary school classroom should probably know, the answer is “green.” Question number two: what do you get... Read More


Danny! ft. Lil B & Blu - Misunderstood [Stream & Download]

Much of Danny!‘s recorded output is directly concerned with the experience of being Misunderstood in the music game—in fact, the conceptual narrative underpinning his latest album is an allegory for his travails in... Read More


Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Blu & More to Play “Through the Mic” Tonight in L.A.! [Feature ]

Legendary emcee Murs has joined forces with L.A. museum LACMA and Cashmere Agency for their new Through the Mic concert series, which will explore contemporary Los Angeles hip hop, with an emphasis on the diversity of... Read More


Blu & Exile ft. Homeboy Sandman & MC ADaD - The Great Escape [Stream & Download]

After releasing their acclaimed single, A Man earlier this summer, Blu and Exile are back with their latest release, The Great Escape. A standout selection off of their recently released project, Give Me Flowers While I Can... Read More


Blu - Rap Dope [Stream]

Though Blu‘s product is a little more sophisticated than what many of his peers in the game are pushing, the Cali rapper/producer bears no illusions about his role: whatever else you seek to accomplish with your music,... Read More


Blu x Exile - A Man [Stream & Download]

The last time we heard some collaborative work from Blu and Exile it was last October and we were all bumping When Nothing’s Left. That hiatus ends today with the previously unreleased A Man, a deeply contemplative cut... Read More


Sene ft. Blu - backboards. [Stream]

Fresh off bringing us the inaugural leak and title track off his next project, Sene returns with a video off the project. On Backboards., Sene’s own string-sampled grooves set the stage for ambitious, intricately woven... Read More


Blu ft. Mela Machinko - Kiss the Sky [Stream]

Not featured on the solo tip since this past December, when he stepped into the Booth with The Clean Hand, Blu makes his triumphant return to our pages with Kiss the Sky, a fresh promo single inspired by the famous line from... Read More


ANTHM ft. Blu - Polaris [Stream & Download]

Every big dreamer has one or more idols, who guide their efforts and exemplify what they wish to become. ANTHM‘s just so happens to be a flaming ball of gas, not another rapper. Determined to “...shine like the... Read More


ScienZe x King I Divine ft. Sene, Blu & Britain Parker - Happiness Is [Stream & Download]

Last heard getting ready for an evening out on inaugural mixtape leak Enjoy Tonight, ScienZ continues in that cut’s positive vein on follow-up Happiness Is. Here, project collaborator King I Divine crafts a sampled beat... Read More


Roc C ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Blu - Styllions [Stream & Download]

Fresh off the release of his latest full-length, Roc C returns to our pages with a freshly-released standout cut. On Styllions, the Oxnard, California underground mainstay goes toe-to-toe with Little Brother alum Rapper Big... Read More


Blu - The Clean Hand [Stream & Download]

When industry vet Pete Rock personally passes you a fresh beat, what is there to do but blaze it and share the finished product with the world? That’s exactly what Blu did—and the result, The Clean Hand, is... Read More


Exile ft. Blu - When Nothing’s Left [Stream]

Already a DJBooth fave thanks to his production work on featured records by West Coast phenom Fashawn and many others, Exile steps out from behind the boards to make his Booth debut as a rapper on new single When... Read More