Blu And Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 2LP + Download
Blu And Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 2LP + Download
Southern California’s Blu & Exile return to their collaborative origins with the release of Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, the long-anticipated follow-up to the duo’s landmark debut, Below the Heavens. Featuring Fashawn, Homeboy Sandman, Johaz of Dag Savage, Black Spade of Hawthorne Headhunters, and ADAD, the new album on Fat Beats/Dirty Science is both an evolution from and complement to their first: a cohesive, kicked back collection of hip-hop buoyed by Blu’s gymnastic wordplay and Exile’s soulful, sample-driven beats.
While Blu’s penchant for introspection and analysis remains intact, his perspective ebbs from the sun-soaked nostalgia of Below the Heavens to a more playful realm where raps about lost love and forgotten dreams find equal footing with those about Gondry films and delivery cheesecake. Together Blu & Exile have taken the raw materials of rap and crafted charmingly idiosyncratic, album-minded music that transcends coasts and continents alike.
As with Dilla & Common, Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth, there’s a kindred understanding between Blu and Exile that invites instant ease and empathy. Although Exile has produced tracks for Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Akon, Aloe Blacc, Jurassic 5, Kardinal Offishall, and Mobb Deep, it is with Blu that his production feels most at home. Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, though undoubtedly a logical progression in both sound and scope, defies all the hype, precedents, and expectations to reaffirm the duo’s position at the forefront of LA’s burgeoning beat scene.
Blu And Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them Track Listing:
1. A Letter
2. Ease Your Mind
3. Maybe One Day
4. I Am Jean
5. O Heaven
6. More Out of Life
7. The Only One
9. Mask Your Soul
10. Good Morning Neighbor
11. Growing Pains featuring Johaz & Fashawn
12. Don't Be Jelly
13. Berries and Juices
14. The Great Escape featuring Homeboy Sandman & ADAD
16. A Man
17. Cent From Heaven
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