L’Orange and Mello Music Group have teamed up to bring to us The Orchid Days. A project which makes use of prohibition style samples to tell the story of a man in love or as L’Orange describes it, “A man fell in love. Then the world was destroyed by an ever-growing nothing in the sky.” The album could very easily be the soundtrack a movie made based on the Fallout III video game. My gamers know what I’m talking about, Nuka-Cola for everyone. Bolstering contributions from the likes of Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Jeremiah Jae, and others this conceptual album is a must have.
PURCHASE: L’ORANGE – ORCHID DAYS
Your girl’s favorite color is back with new sounds off his upcoming double album Good To Be Home. On May 20th, Blu will be dropping his brand new fresh coast album via Nature Sounds. “The West” produced by Bombay has that classic far left coast appeal as Blu can only do.
L’Orange and Mello Music Group will be dropping The Orchid Days soon, how better to present the project to world than Blu? Nobody I say, NOBODY!! Looking forward to this album dropping.
HerFavColor drops a mix of some of his best features on Soul Amazing (Part Two) available now on his Bandcamp page. Blu is steadily proving the fact that he is heads and tails above most the emcee pool.
Purchase – Blu Soul Amazing (Part Two)
THE DELLS – LOVE IS BLUE / I CAN SING A RAINBOW
On a recent digging escapade in Northern Miss, I came up on The Dells Love is Blue album, the album is pretty dope front to back. It starts off with the often sampled title track, also referred to as “I Can Sing a Rainbow”. It has been used by everyone from Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, 9th Wonder, Blu & Exile, and more. Enjoy some hip-hop history and get some soulful experience while you’re at it.
GHOSTFACE KILLAH – SHAKEY DOG (FISHSCALE)
PRINCE PAUL – OPEN YOUR MOUTH
BLU & EXILE – MY WORLD IS
SKYZOO & 9TH WONDER – BODEGA
MOS DEF – BEEF (FREESTYLE)
Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them full length release this September…..
Visual treatment for the title track from Blu’s Jesus EP
New Blu off his instrumental album Open. Available now for your enjoyment. This one has some rappity rapping on it
DOWNLOAD : BLU – STEELREMAINS (RAW)
Ev enlisted Phonte, Blu, and Will.I.Am for this track from his Layover EP