Blu & Nottz Raise The Bar and the Volume With Their Titans In The Flesh EP (Audio)
A decade ago, Blu was one of the most exciting MCs in Hip-Hop. By 2007’s Below The Heavens album with Exile, the Los Angeles, California MC perfected Everyman themes, with an original delivery. Fans took notice, and at the frontier of the digital age, took a Sound In Color release off of shelves and out of print. Thriving as an indie MC, Blu would release a handful of projects, leading Sire/Warner Bros. Records to sign the artist who was once courted by Suge Knight and Death Row Records.
The second-half of Blu’s last decade has not been so clear-cut. After the initial acclaim, Blu’s catalog grew confusing. The MC/producer bootlegged his NoYork major label debut, halting the machine. 2011’s J e s u s was curiously pulled from shelves and online retailers. Other projects crowded a catalog that will still looking to properly add to its 2007 debut. In the meantime, Blu appeared on major albums by The Roots, Fashawn, and Black Milk.
This week, Blu aims to earn his spot back. His second EP with Virginia Beach, Virginia producer/MC Nottz releases. Titans In The Flesh is a seven-track follow-up to 2013’s EP Gods In The Spirit. Featuring Exile, Skyzoo, Torae, and Bishop Lamont, the Coalmine Records release (as posted on 2DopeBoyz) is available tomorrow (July 15). However, Heads can get an early listen.
Key tracks include “Heaven On Earth,” “The Truth,” and “The Man.”