So here’s the thing: I’ve always been a writer at heart, and have been working on bringing back editorials to the site. Fortunately, having a duo at the dopehouse that also love to write makes things much easier. So, as part of 2DBz’ 2012 campaign to run the ‘Nets we are now introducing weekly editorials on the site. Expect a new drop every Friday afternoon from either myself, Justice or Miss Peas, who drops our second entry… – M
If music has taught me anything, it is to BELIEVE. Believe in your art. Trust it can go beyond the limits of your imagination. Our feet are on the ground and we are Below The Heavens.
Performing “Blu Collar Worker” and “Soul Rising.” Below The Heavens still continues to get play in my iPod to this day.
Blu sits down with Jesse Thorn for The Sound of Young America. If ever you were wondering about the life of one of the most talented emcees doing it right now, this is definitely something you shouldn’t pass up. From the beginning of his days as a battle MC in Los Angeles, to growing up in his house hold bumping DMX, not flipping out crazy to Common’s I Used to Love H.E.R. and more. The realness he protrays is dope. He doesn’t need to be one of those kids that go and say Yo, I’ve been bumpin nothing but classics since I knew what hip hop was, I never listened to that Ma$e shit. That Timbaland & Magoo shit. Shut the fuck up. I never understood why some people are so afraid to admit they listened to some stuff when they were young. Like saying you only listened to Eric B & Rakim, KRS-One, etc makes you cooler?
LISTEN: Blu – The Sound of Young America Interview
CrashTV and Blu celebrate Black History Month with a production video for Blu & Exile’s Dancing in the Rain. Again, one of my favorite tracks off Below the Heavens. Courtesy of CrashTV of course.