Experience an experiment turned masterpiece…NoYork! Los Angeles emcee Blu’s oft-delayed masterpiece has been the talk of the internet for years, but has never seen a proper retail release. Now, the album will be released in deluxe CD and vinyl editions, available in stores everywhere on March 26th, 2013. While Blu has turned in a number of critically acclaimed projects lately, NoYork (also known as York) is his most ambitious project to date. Applying timeless vocals over detailed, textured instrumentals, Blu seems to have placed himself at the forefront of a new genre, melding classic hip-hop lyricism with the experimentation of the L.A. beat scene. With contributions from beat icons like Flying Lotus, Exile, Shafiq Husayn of Sa Ra, Daedalus, Dibia$e, and Samiyam, the album boasts a unique sonic backdrop that sets it apart from his previous work. NoYork also features appearances from Edan, U-God (Wu-Tang Clan), Pac Div, UNI, J*Davey, Nola Darling, and more.
Cut Chemist is proud to present this trailer for Tunnel Vision, the collaborative tour featuring Cut Chemist, Edan, Mr. Lif and visual director Tom Fitzgerald 8/16 – 8/20.
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**other dates for Cut Chemist, Edan and Lif include:
8/18 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mezzanine
8/19 – SEATTLE, WA Showbox
8/20 – SAN DIEGO, CA House Of Blues
Exclusive in-depth interview with Blu. Nick Huff Barili talked to Blu for over an hour and this is part 1 of that conversation. In this segment Blu gives Hard Knock TV insight into his new album and Major label debut, No York, which is going through its mixing stages right now and will be out this summer.
Oh No has remixed the Whitefield Brothers, Edan & Mr. Lif’s “The Gift”, the lead single off The Whitefield Bros album Earthology, with one of the beats created for his own album Ethiopium. And then Now-Again pressed it on a 45.
The lead off single from The Whitefield Brother’s Earthology, their long-awaited follow up to 2001’s In The Raw, finds rappers Edan and Mr. Lif riding a space echo atop a bouncing tuba. “The Gift” is the latest in a long line of duets between these Boston-reared MCs and appears here in vocal, instrumental and – courtesy of Oh No – remixed forms. 12” single forthcoming in early December.