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Premiere: Blu & Exile Deliver Exactly What They Want To Hear “On The Radio”

The west coast underground kings drop an unreleased gem from the 'Below The Heavens' sessions.

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Premiere: Declaime and Blu Gives Us Food For Our Spirits On “Internally Yours”

West Coast underground legend Declaime gives us the lead single for his forthcoming album, Young Spirit


Blu & Union Analogtronics Connect With Dam-Funk For “Don’t Trip”

Blu and Union Analogtronics are have a new album on the way.


Premiere: Blu and Union Analogtronics’ New Single, “City Dreams”

Blu and the production team are set to release a collabo album.


Blu & Nottz Take “Giant Steps” With Bishop Lamont, Torae, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution

Blu & Nottz enlist their hardcore squad of emcees  for their new song "Giant Steps."


Listen To New J Dilla, Miguel & Blu, “Sun In My Face”

Dilla has so much music coming out in 2016.


Reality Recap: Bad Girls Club Chicago ‘Rappers Anonymous’ Blu Edition

It seemed like Blu had a lot to say in the eighth episode of The Bad Girls Club: Chicago 'Rappers Anonymous.'  This week the…


Blu Releases ‘Good To Be Home’ Tracklist + Cover

By mainstream measures, Blu has had a disappointing career. He has classics to his name but he never blew up on a larger level, and…


New Music: Prodigy And Roc Marciano ‘In Heaven’s Home’ (Prod. By Alchemist)

Alchemist is teaming up with UK producer Budgie for an exclusive project with BAU Music and Get On Down called 'The Good Book,' and it's…


V List: Caskey, Blu x Exile, Nakim, Scoe x Kendrick Lamar & More

VIBE's Daily Additions To The 'Pod…


Pardon The (Re)Introduction: Blu Talks ‘NoYork!’ LP & Joining Lupe Fiasco’s Supergroup

While Hip-Hop remains hellbent on searching for leaders of the so-called "New West," California native Johnson "Blu" Barnes prefers letting his rhymes—not his…


Blu On Keeping A Low-Profile & Mistaking Lupe For Bilal

Why did you decide to drop the GodLee Barnes LP as one long un-mastered song? I started to really enjoy releasing songs on MySpace. I…


Super Bad: 10 Rap Supergroups That Will Never Release An Album

The Supergroup: All City Chess Club (Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Kids, Asher Roth, Diggy Simmons, Charles Hamilton, Blu, B.o.B, J. Cole, Wale and Dosage)…