Blu - The West

Posted 2 years ago
Tags: Blu , Indie , Lyrical
Producer:
Bombay
Album:

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 there’s no place like home. While the cut most definitely qualifies as a regional anthem, the lyrical picture he paints of his ‘hood is by no means sugarcoated. Over Bombay‘s bass blurts and jazz-guitar loops, the artist attacks his subject matter with characteristic wit and sophistication, interweaving slice-of-life imagery with nods to L.A. hip-hop’s gangster roots. Blu’s next LP, the appropriately-titled Good to Be Home, is slated to drop Tuesday, May 20, via Nature Sounds. In the meantime, why not check out his guest contribution to Need You, the latest DJBooth feature from L’Orange?

Blu IndieLyrical

Written by
Posted 2 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Blu

2016-01-12-blue-below-the-heavens-album-tweets

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

Excerpt: 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
Posted on Jan 12, 2016
Blu - Good to Be Home Cover
Artist: Blu
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... More
Posted on May 20, 2014

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Anderson .Paak’s 13-Year Story of Struggle to Stardom is Your Daily Inspiration

Anyone fighting to make their dreams come true in the face of an uncaring world needs to hear .Paak's story. Read More
Posted 10 hours ago by Nathan S.

Rob Stone’s Putting San Diego on the Hip-Hop Map

San Diego's never had a rapper truly hit the national stage, Rob Stone's determined to be the first. Read More
Posted about 12 hours ago by Nathan S.

I Can’t Look Away From Kanye West’s New “Wolves” Video

"Famous" felt like a publicity stunt, but Yeezy's new "Wolves" video is pure visual creativity. Read More
Posted about 13 hours ago by Nathan S.

Fetty Wap Visits Fan With Cancer, It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop

It's easy to dismiss some artists as shallow, but rappers like Fetty Wap are helping brighten the days of their most challenged fans. Read More
Posted 13 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Jay Z Got on Fat Joe’s “All The Way Up (Remix)” Because of Memphis Bleek

How Memphis Bleek helped end a feud, connect Joe and Jay and create one of rap's biggest moments of the year. Read More
Posted 15 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.