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“Who Wants to Hear Trap at a Park?”: A Wildly Entertaining Talk with Blu & Exile

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted October 19, 2017
“It’s a time capsule reflection of my childhood dreams.”
Tags: Blu, Interviews

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

By Yoh | Posted September 14, 2017
And Kevin Gates has a single with PnB Rock that has real potential.

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

By Yoh | Posted December 16, 2016
We continue our deep-dive into the iconic '09 XXL Freshmen Class.

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

By Brent Bradley | Posted November 22, 2016
The 'Cheetah In The City' standout gets a must-see set of visuals.

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

By Brendan V | Posted August 16, 2016
The West Coast veteran and his BK colleague play "Assassins" as they trade bars over a Nottz production.

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

By Lucas G. | Posted January 12, 2016
It took Blu's Twitter breakdown for me to finally listen to "Below The Heavens."

Contest: Enter the Blu & Exile Instrumental Challenge

By Brendan V | Posted July 27, 2015
Tags: Exile, Contests

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

By Justin Ivey | Posted October 11, 2013
We preview next week's must-listen albums from Dom Kennedy, Blu and others.
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Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Blu & More to Play “Through the Mic” Tonight in L.A.!

By Nathan S. | Posted September 20, 2012
Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Blu and more prepare to rock L.A.'s LACMA museum tonight.