A few years ago, David Ma spoke to the Los Angeles rap stalwart about working with Exile, being into jazz, and label conflicts.
Evan Gabriel talks with Blu about being starstruck, optimism, and pilgrimages.
POTW premieres Blu's "Otionography" from his forthcoming Open Your Optics to Optimism.
Chris Daly is about four five seconds from Boris Spassky. Like most Americans who lived through the Cold War, I was under the impression that Mother Russia tapes beat listeners*. First Word Records’ own Fulgeance and DJ Scientist have proven just how wrong I was on their latest, “The Soviet Tape.” The project was culled […]
Dewey Decibel is freestyling right now over coffee and brunch This summer mix is a compilation of my top played tracks in my iTunes right now, an eclectic mixture of tracks that I have been banging on the regular. There is usually a track that comes along while I am grinding on some graphic design […]
Dewey Decibel is an emcee/visual artist from Philadelphia who has a deep love for breakfast foods and brunettes. This is a mixtape that reminds me of the ones I used to make for myself when I was in High School. I would dub cassette tapes with all of my favorite hip hop tracks jammed together […]
Blu’s New Clarity March 14, 2014
  Tosten Burks has a wallet as big as NBC’s Chris Wallace. No point recounting the overshroomed self-destruction that drowned the past several years of Blu’s post-Warner career in lo-fi isolationism. The past is the past and if you hated him for it, you’re probably justified, but you also missed out on some of his best music. […]
Tosten Burks is about to ramble about Blu. Fresh off the release of his serenely, brutally vulnerable Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, the Blu & Exile sequel that served as a reminder that Blu might still be the best rapper in the city, here’s a separate reminder that the overblunted […]