Blu & Exile

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“The contemplative beauty of Exile’s beats fits Blu’s soul-searching perfectly on Below the Heavens.” Pitchfork

“Blu and Exile’s Underground Classic Below the Heavens Changed West Coast Hip-Hop” – L.A. Weekly

“[Below The Heavens’] timeless production, raw vulnerability, and obscure mythology make the 2007 album a quiet classic.” – Noisey

In 2007, the same year that Kanye vs. 50 Cent in an album sales battle dominated headlines in the mainstream, Blu and Exile were carving their own path with an instant classic. The rapper and DJ/producer duo released Below the Heavens: In Hell Happy With Your New Imaginary Friend on July 17. Featuring soul-infused production with the raw vulnerability of Blu’s rhymes, the album began to receive rave reviews by hip-hop tastemakers and underground enthusiasts. In a review penned by 2DopeBoys’ Shake for HipHopDX, he gave it a 4/5 and noted that Blu is an “an extremely talented lyricist; clever rhymes, technically sound, intensely personal and witty.” Below the Heavens impacted everyone in some way, as it would later end up on many critics’ year-end lists from all over the internet.

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Blu & Exile Share Some Pre-Christmas Heat with Holiday Track “Christmas Missed Us”
Dream Duo Blu & Exile Turn Back the Clock, Share In The Beginning: Before The Heavens, Premiered by Billboard
Below The Heavens Duo Blu & Exile Unearth Soul-Flipping Jam “On The Radio”
Ahead of Below The Heavens Prequel Release, Blu & Exile Return “Back To Basic’s”
L.A. Underground Heroes Blu & Exile to Reunite for Below The Heavens Prequel, Announce Anniversary Tour Dates; Mass Appeal Premieres “Constellations”

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