In The Beginning - Before The Heavens

10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus Below the Heavens, the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. In the Beginning: Before the Heavens contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen from over 40 songs in the vault. Their third collaboration follows 2012’s Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, and is slated for an October release.

In The Beginning: Before the Heavens is made of up songs that are raw and untouched, keeping the authenticity of Blu and Exile’s creativity at the time. The album has guest appearances from familiar names like Dr. Oop, Donel Smokes, Aloe Blacc, and Blame One. While “Soul Provider,” “Another Day,” and “Party of Two” appeared on Blu’s Lifted EP, the majority of these songs showcase Blu rapping at his peak, maintaining his underground attitude as he dishes on reaching star status (“Constellations”), getting radio play (“On the Radio”), or opposing views in a problem-ridden world (“You’re Gonna Die Someday”). Exile, meanwhile, builds a golden hip-hop era feel with head-nodding samples and DJ scratches.

Item détails
Artist : Blu & Exile
Title : In The Beginning - Before The Heavens
Label : Dirty Science
Réf. label : FB 5184
Genre : Hip-Hop
Country : US
Year : 2017
Format : 2xLP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price : 34,00 EUR

Tracklist

Side 1
1. Soul Provider
2. Another Day
3. Constellations
Side 2
1. All These Ladies (feat Dr Oop)
2. Party Of Two
3. Back To Basics
4. On The Radio
Side 3
1. You're Gonna Die Someday
2. Life Is A Gamble (feat Donel Smokes Trek Life & Coss)
3. Things We Say (feat Aloe Blacc)
Side 4
1. Hot For Yall (feat Donel Smokes)
2. Hard Workers (feat Blame One)
3. Sold The Soul
4. Stress Off The Chest

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