Talib Kweli & Blu Gang Up On A Beat. It’s Fight Night For 2 Great MCs (Audio)

In 2007, the same summer Blu & Exile released Below The Heavens, Talib Kweli dropped Eardrum. One MC made an indelible underground debut, while the other, from a similar trajectory, released a #2 overall LP on the charts, marking a new plateau. Ten years later, these two artists from opposing sides of the United States are both prolific, and just as provocative with the pen.

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On the “Fight Night (Black Mirror Mix)” from K-Salaam & Beatnick’s upcoming Bluest Flame album, these two lyricists share the pocket seamlessly. For Blu especially, this is one of the strongest, most energetic verses of late, as he demonstrates that whimsical quality within his stream of consciousness rhymes.

The Canadian production duo, along with R.J. Pasin keep the beat fresh throughout the string and percussion track. Two mixes of this song will appear on the October 22 album. Bun B, Joell Ortiz, and Tech N9ne are also guests.