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Rap World, Rejoice! Blu And Exile’s ‘Below The Heavens’ Set To Reissue

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One of the greatest albums in recent years set to return to retail.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Blu & Exile Ft. Black Spade – “Maybe One Day” Video

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There are few pairings in Hip-Hop that make me as happy as Blu & Exile.

MUSIC

Blu & Exile Feat. Homeboy Sandman & ADAD – “The Great Escape”

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No longer do we have to wait for an official follow-up to Blu & Exile's Below The Heavens.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Exile – “Klepto” Video

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Most fans don't have the ability to actually reach through their headphones and smack rappers for their rude quips showboating about how much better their lifestyles are than ours or how they're sticking our ladies while we're out bagging groceries at Food Lion.

Von Pea

Tanya Morgan – You And What Army EP

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Only a talented troupe of rappers could become stronger after losing a few members.

MUSIC

Has-Lo – “Face In Disguise” (Produced By Exile)

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“Face In Disguise” first graced ears across the country as “Build Jewelz,” off <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/has-lo">Has-Lo’s</a> debut, In Case I Don’t Make It.

LOOSIES

Exile Feat. Blu – “When Nothing’s Left”

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Adapting with the times is not always the easiest thing to do.

U God

Blu Gives “NoYork!” To The People For Free

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So the word on the e-streets is Blu was out at the Cali leg of Rock The Bells and was passing out his upcoming album, NoYork.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Co$$ – “Pot Ash” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/coss">Co$$’s</a> video for “Pot Ash” is minimalist, black-and-white.

#Kanye West

First Listen: Big Sean’s Finally Famous The Album

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An arduous grind, numerous mixtape releases, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/the-2010-bet-hip-hop-awards-cyphers">a BET cypher</a> and G.

The 30 Day Song Challenge

The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 15 – A Song That Describes You

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The cliché rapper line has always been "my life is a movie," but most who choose to rap don't star in the film day-to-day.

MUSIC

MED Feat. Blu – “This Is Your Life” (Prod. By Exile)

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MED's "This Is Your Life" is one of those tracks where everything melds together perfectly.

NoYork

Video: Blu Comes Out Of Hibernation In Portland

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<a href="http://music.vtechphones.com/video/5221/"> The "Blu, O brother where art thou?" references will no longer be needed now that our favorite Lost Angelean is on the go. Carefully plotting his next maneuvers on the hush, the untapped prodigy in <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/blu">Blu</a> recently tested out some new material for a crowd out close to Nikeville at The Fix.

The Alchemist

“The Observatory” – Review Of Rakaa’s Crown Of Thorns

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/download-rakaa-feat-aloe-blacc-crown-of-thorns"> With <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/evidence">Evidence</a> continuing to further his solo career and no Dilated Peoples album on the horizon, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rakaa">Rakaa Iriscience</a> appeared content to rest on his laurels.

Radio Bonus

Exile’s Radio Bonus

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<a href="http://www.thedirtyscience.com/dirty-news/exile-radio-remixes/"> Yesterday, <a href="http://twitter.com/jkim645">J.Kim</a> pitched this freebie to me but I wasn't around to share it.

RADIO

Exile – “It’s Coming Down (DJ Rhettmatic Remix)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/02/video-exile-x-teeko%e2%80%99s-impromptu-jam-session"> Near the end of August, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/exile">Exile</a> will be releasing AM/FM, which will essentially be him and all his friends remixing the producer's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/radio">Radio</a>.

MUSIC

Fashawn – “The Ecology”

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Hearing a new MC’s album being compared to Illmatic is not a daily occurrence; especially in the digital era where most fans treat albums as disposable as a club flyer.


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