New Release: Blu & Exile – ‘Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them’


Uh, what? It was only a month or two we were talking to some pals who were saying we were tough out of luck if we were to expect this duo to ever release a project together again. Not to take all the credit or whatever, but we think we had something to do with this.

Los Angeles contingent Blu & Exile are back, y’all. Curse word. Exile continues to habitually pour out his dreamy chopped beats while Blu makes his easy buttery rhymes wrap around you like a cinnamon roll. What?

Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them. Just listen and get this ish now, please.

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New Track: Gonjasufi – “EATFISH” ft. Blu + MP3


How can one not love the eerie hazy radness that is Gonjasufi? Just listen to his new tune with Blu set upon a track that sounds like theme music to a tricked out Eastern prayer. And now, obviously, you’re looking forward to The Ninth Inning free EP that comes out on October 24th like we are. Yeah, duh. You’re welcome.

GONJASUFI – “EATFISH” w: BLU (Produced by Johnson&Johnson) [aif] by

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J*DaVeY with Special Guests Blu & Res – 4/9

Besides their combined magnetic sex appeal, the flamboyant electro-pop sensation J*DaVeY are known for delivering an electric and sensational performance. Backed by Brook D’Leau‘s throbbing beats with their special avant flare, Jack Davey’s unique vocals soar and captivate the audience in a futuristic throw back to the 90s confirming that this duo is more than just looks. Join us on Saturday, April 9th, at The Shrine as the duo makes a pit stop in Chicago on their New World Culture Tour with special guests Blu and Res, backed The Shrine’s residents Verzatile and DJ Mark Fulla Flava. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 9:00pm.

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Exile: Radio Bonus (Free Album Download)

In preparation for his upcoming AM/FM (The Radio Remixes Album), Exile is offering the Radio Bonus album for free download. It’s full of remixes of original Radio tracks that just couldn’t all fit on AM/FM, from producers like DJ Rhettmatic, Marco Polo, DaVinci, Mike Gao, and more.

AM/FM is dropping August 31 via Plug Research and will feature Blu, Fashawn, Aloe Blacc, Shafiq Husayn, Free The Robots, DJ Day, Alchemist, and Muhsinah to name a few. Find out more on Exile’s new official site,

And check out one of our favorites from Exile’s debut LP, Radio:

Plug Research TwentyTen, 12/22 LA


This Tuesday, December 22nd, VTech Presents Plug Research TwentyTen, an evening in LA with one of the heaviest line ups this year. A combination of vision and audio artistry, this showcase offers a taste of Plug Research’s soon-to-be released menu of musical delights. Featured performers include Bilal, Exile & DJ Day ft. Blu, Milosh, Om’mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn, with DJ sets from Daedelus, J. Rocc, & Kutmah.  All hosted by Pharoahe Monch, with special surprise guests. Tweet us up for free tickets! @GiantStep


21+ | 8PM-2AM
$10 Limited Presale Tickets via ticketweb
$15 Door