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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:51:27 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink


10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus Below the Heavens, the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. In the Beginning: Before the Heavens contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen from over 40 songs in the vault. Their third collaboration follows 2012’s Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, and is slated for an October release.

In The Beginning: Before the Heavens is made of up songs that are raw and untouched, keeping the authenticity of Blu and Exile’s creativity at the time. The album has guest appearances from familiar names like Dr. Oop, Donel Smokes, Aloe Blacc, and Blame One. While “Soul Provider,” “Another Day,” and “Party of Two” appeared on Blu’s Lifted EP, the majority of these songs showcase Blu rapping at his peak, maintaining his underground attitude as he dishes on reaching star status (“Constellations”), getting radio play (“On the Radio”), or opposing views in a problem-ridden world (“You’re Gonna Die Someday”). Exile, meanwhile, builds a golden hip-hop era feel with head-nodding samples and DJ scratches.

In addition to releasing In The Beginning: Before the Heavens for their fans, Blu and Exile are continuing their celebration of Below the Heavens with a West Coast anniversary tour. After such a huge turnout for the duo’s Below the Heavens anniversary show at the Regent Theatre in L.A. in July, they decided to take the live experience on the road with Dag Savage, Choosey, and Cashus King.


1. Soul Provider
2. Another Day
3. Constellations 04:50
4. All These Ladies ft. Dr. Oop
5. Party Of Two
6. Back To Basics
7. On The Radio
8. You’re Gonna Die Someday
9. Life Is A Gamble ft. Donel Smokes, Trek Life, & Co$$
10. Things We Say ft. Aloe Blacc
11. Hot For Yall ft. Donell Smokes
12. Hard Workers ft. Blame One
13. Sold The Soul
14. Stress Off The Chest


it might not be the "new" blu & exile album i was hoping for, but at least it's something. can't for this.

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:56:08 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
can't wait for this*


looking at the tracklist though, it seems like only about half of these tracks are unreleased.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:00:38 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
I have most of these digitally, so this will be nice to have on vinyl. GP.

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88

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:00:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
dope!

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SC1989

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:03:36 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for SC1989
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So these are the leftovers.Hmm

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:04:56 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
Is the 7" just an instrumental of 2 of the tracks on the album?

Anyone know?

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:10:46 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
no idea, it doesn't seem to say anywhere

i planning on getting it regardless, so i guess i'll find out for myself lol

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88

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:15:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
i wonder why fly and maintain aren't on here. maybe because they were previously released on exile projects.

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:18:56 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
i'm guessing that's the reason, and also probably because they're not from the 2007 sessions, dirty science came out in 2006.

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SC1989

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:44:27 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for SC1989
Will Below the Heavens be re-relased

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lex718

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:31:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for lex718
This sounds very promising. I'm excited.

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WiCkEd22

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:02:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for WiCkEd22   Click Here to Email WiCkEd22

I just pre-ordered the Vinyl LP + 7inch through Fat Beats. I had a free shipping voucher I needed to use. But yeah, really excited for this!! I hope they release a CD as well...

Why only 14 tracks though? Wish it was at least 16 but preferably 18-20. Oh well.

As for that 7inch...

Fat Beats exclusive green swirl colored 2LP vinyl, limited to 500 copies. Includes exclusive solid green vinyl 7" including previously unreleased bonus beats "Alberico" and "Bellogente".

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Loewi

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:29:15 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Great fucking news! Just ordered the CD via Fat Beats!

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Loewi

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:56:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Yo tippi, Below The Heavens leaked in 2006.

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WiCkEd22

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posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:59:18 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for WiCkEd22   Click Here to Email WiCkEd22

Below The Heavens leaked in 2006.

^It did? So did it end up being the same as the releaased version? Was it just unmastered or somethin?

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Loewi

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:03:43 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Trying to remember correctly if it did get leaked in 2006. I remember downloading the advance a while before the CD was released. Maybe early 2007 then. Just the sequence of the tracks was different and it was missing a couple of tracks

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Loewi

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:05:38 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Yeah, it was this version probably:

https://www.discogs.com/Blu-2-Exile-Below-The-Heavens/release/1793891

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:13:40 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
Good to know a Wicked.

Pre-ordered the vinyl deluxe.

GP tippi.

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WiCkEd22

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Trying to remember correctly if it did get leaked in 2006. I remember downloading the advance a while before the CD was released. Maybe early 2007 then. Just the sequence of the tracks was different and it was missing a couple of tracks

^The album dropped July 17, 2007 (Discogs is wrong sayin Aug 28). I do not believe that BTH leaked in 2006. One of my old homies King Most has that original Promo CD-R he bought from Turntable Lab because Blu & Exile's manager worked there and that was 2007. He said the Promo CD-R has one song that didn't make the retail album and it had a guitar sample...


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Loewi

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:49:42 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Yeah, it was early 2007 now that I think about it. My bad

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dr.prOf

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Probably heard some of it, but most likely there will be some gems on this. Dr.oop and blame one are features i can look forward to

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:28:30 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
yeah below the heavens leaked in the first few months of 2007. most of blu's projects seem to leak months in advance now that i think about it, even though sometimes he leaks them himself lol.

regardless though, the tracks 88 mentioned weren't part of those sessions mentioned in the description of this album so i wouldn't have expected them to be included.

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Texas_Underground1

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:33:33 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Texas_Underground1
Nice. I'll peep this

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dj rolo

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posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:53:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
the got a tour now celebrating the 10th anniversary too

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born dead

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posted Friday, September 15, 2017 3:28:07 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for born dead
You should order it off this site rather than fat beats. Support uggh.com, I would hate that to see the website shutdown again...

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tippi dink

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posted Friday, September 15, 2017 3:31:07 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
too late, i ordered it directly off bandcamp so that i could download the album as soon as it's available instead of waiting for it to be delivered.

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no mask

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:13:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
drops in 10 hrs. expecting quality.

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Norman Stansfield

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:54:03 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Norman Stansfield
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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WiCkEd22

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:54:18 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for WiCkEd22   Click Here to Email WiCkEd22

^10 hours? It's 10:54am West coast time. It drops in 13 hours and 6 mins. Just sayin.

Can't wait!

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Loewi

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:58:56 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
My CD shipped this week. Wish I had a download with it tho

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technosapien36

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:39:49 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for technosapien36
Too much singing on this project, IMO. If it weren't for that, it'd be very dope.

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no mask

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:52:57 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
i heard it. i hated it.

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88

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:57:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
^10 hours? It's 10:54am West coast time. It drops in 13 hours and 6 mins. Just sayin.

no mask pwnt.

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no mask

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:01:28 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
^its been on HHB half the day man. now you have a decision to make....

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Lit Jagger

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posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:32:05 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lit Jagger
If the first one sucked Why are they 're releasing this again ? It's not gonna sell any copies just like all his albums. Dude prob works at fast food

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born dead

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Just heard it and I don't know what technosapien and no mask are talking about... I think this album is great. The singing isn't overdone by any means in my opinion. It may be my album of the year. If you liked the first one you will definitely like this.

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WiCkEd22

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I burned this to a CD-R for the car and added 6 bonus tracks from the same time period at the end from my original Ceedeez. If you want a link hit me up...


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Captain Spaulding

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posted Friday, October 20, 2017 7:12:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Spaulding
Would love to get that from ya Wicked!

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WiCkEd22

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^Shoot me an email please... wicked22 -at- aol.com

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Phatbeets

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posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:00:27 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Phatbeets
This is Eggxelent

Cosign AOTY potential

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tippi dink

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posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:16:02 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
this is dope and i'm glad they released these dracks but personally i don't think a compilation of leftovers from an album released in 2007 should even be up for consideration for AOTY

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vinnny blanc

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posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:57:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for vinnny blanc
Blu will be a legend

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WiCkEd22

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this is dope and i'm glad they released these dracks but personally i don't think a compilation of leftovers from an album released in 2007 should even be up for consideration for AOTY

^Yup exactly. People are retarded. If it's not a new album of new music then it should NOT be considered.

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ShottaZee

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 2:21:35 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for ShottaZee
One of my favorite modern MC-Producer duo. Solid album overall.

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CAChri$t(ie)

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 11:40:32 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(ie)
2nd best 2017 album after HBO

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 12:02:33 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
did fat beats ship the preorder vinyl?

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 12:06:24 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
this is my 2007 AOTY

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SC1989

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 12:12:19 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for SC1989
Blu the Black Slug

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CAChri$t(ie)

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 12:49:20 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(ie)
NWS, the vinyl doesn't ship till 12/15

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CAChri$t(IE)

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Uh no slug is the black slug smh

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, October 23, 2017 12:58:28 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
blu the blacker slug

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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blueprint is the black slug. blu is a watered down fashawn with more feelings and less soul.

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