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Blu : Good To Be Home

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4.8 Stars (21 customer reviews)
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    Summary

    L.A. rapper Blu burst onto the scene in the late 00s with the widely acclaimed Exile collaboration Below The Heavens, igniting a West Coast hip hop renaissance in the process. In the years since, the enigmatic emcee has released a steady stream of critically-acclaimed projects, from the love-themed concept album Her Favorite Colo(u)r to the genre-bending NoYork. Now, Blu is back with Good To Be Home, his first ever double album. Featuring a host of West Coast hip-hop luminaries, Good To Be Home is an unapologetic celebration of Los Angeles music and culture. "This is my most defining record ever," says Blu. A cohesive collection with two discs and no filler, Good To Be Home is an important addition to Blu's already impressive catalog. Artwork designed by famed contemporary artist Joseph Martinez.

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    Tape 1:
     
     
    1. Home
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    2. The Return
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    3. Back Home Again (Interlude)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    4. Boyz N The Hood
    featuring Fashawn; Like (of Pac Div); BeYoung (of Pac Div)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    5. Whip Creme (Part One)
    featuring Definite; Big Dame; Co$$; Swt Pea
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    6. The West
    featuring DJ Rhettmatic (of Beat Junkies)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    7. The 50z
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    8. The LA
    featuring Secret Service Agents
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    9. Summer Time
    featuring Bombay; Arima Ederra
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    10. The Summer
    Producers: Bombay
    instrumental 
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    11. Angel Dust (Bonus)
    featuring LMNO (of Visionaries); 2Mex; Imani (of The Pharcyde)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    Tape 2:
     
     
    1. Rap Dope
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    2. Dre Day
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    3. Red & Gold
    featuring Prodigy (of Mobb Deep); Mitchy Slick (of Strong Arm Steady); Phil Da Agony (of Strong Arm Steady)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    4. Child Support
    featuring DJ Exile (of Dag Savage)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    5. Well Fare
    featuring Thurzday; Casey Veggies
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    6. He Man
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    7. Brown Sugar
    featuring MED (aka Medaphoar); Oh No
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    8. Bobby Brown
    featuring Clutch; Mic Holden; Definite
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    9. Can't Stop, Won't Stop
    featuring Step Brothers (Alchemist + Evidence of Dilated Peoples); Tristate; Planet Asia; Donel Smokes; Chace Infinite (of Self Scientific); Krondon (of Strong Arm Steady)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    10. The West (Part Two) (Instrolude)
    Producers: Bombay
     
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    4.8 Stars (4.8 Stars )
    Total Comments: 21
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/6/2014 12:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 27.221.250)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: The sound on this is dope, it has a gritty texture to it. Like it was spit out a ghetto blaster and recorded to tape. Has an ill atmosphere to it. And Blu kills it on the raps. This is like 90s hip hop revival.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/23/2014 7:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 75.236.242)
    Location: Chicago
    Comment: Instant Classic. Constant head nod. The whole album bangs hard! Best release of 2014 so far.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/15/2014 3:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.10.236)
    Location: anywhere
    Comment: Due to poor mastering this record is almost unlistenable. A real shame, because lyrically Blu is on point.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/4/2014 7:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.183.234)
    Location: NewYork
    Comment: Better Than Below The Heavens. BTH is now his second best album to date. Yeah I said it, and what?!?
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/3/2014 7:47:00 AM; Partial IP: .164.79.33)
    Location: Ontario,Can.
    Comment: You're a f*cking coward, at least post your bullsh*t name, this album's top notch from start to finish,the masses has spoken, so step the f*ck off.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/3/2014 7:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.236.197)
    Location: -
    Comment: I find this album to be extremely overrated on this site. I'm not even trying to hate on Blu but this album is at best OK. I've listened to the entire album front to back a few times trying to figure out why this appeals to people so much and I'm still left scratching my head. Boring beats topped with boring average Blu.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/14/2014 5:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 147.123.36)
    Location: Barry & Spaulding
    Comment: First off I think Blu is very overrated but got damn this album is the sh*t! Every track is ILL and the features are all on point. Bombay's production sounds similar to Madlib but that's just my opinion. Don't get me wrong, Bombay did his thang on here and Blu tore them instros up. I recommend this album to everyone. Straight West Coast BANGER!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/7/2014 2:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.117.163)
    Location: Ontario,Can.
    Comment: There's nothing bland about these beats,they each have it's own substance and character!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/29/2014 3:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .108.96.92)
    Location: STR8 FROM THA SLUMS OF LOS
    Comment: 5 stars to Blu's new single. I'm from L.A. and representing the true music of the west coast, a lot of mainstream lames f*ckin up the west coast rap realism. This is that everyday music not that hype B.S.! Nothing or no one on the radio can be compared to Blu. Peace to Blu, staying true to his music not many cats from L.A. can keep it real. Real lyrics, music, everyday life hustling living music.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/28/2014 12:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
    Location: private
    Comment: No one is hating on this album and it just seems to get better with each listen, Bombay completed an epic sound and Blu got the right guests and the hungry flow, a good gem for 2014 cop it.
    Name: (Posted: 5/26/2014 6:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 84.142.124)
    Location: Berns-NY
    Comment: Sounds cool. It;s a trend to compress like this in the moment but it can be a bit tiring.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/24/2014 6:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.116.109)
    Location: The Cosmos
    Comment: This hands down is Blu at his finest,there's absolutely nothing but straight heaters and no fillers.So far top 5 this year,nuff respect to Bombay for bringing the soulful balance,long live real hip-hop!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/24/2014 11:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 1.78.195.4)
    Location: Maryland USA
    Comment: This has to be Blu's best album ! I'm impressed
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/22/2014 4:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 9.50.92.91)
    Location: italy
    Comment: Bomb. I think Madlib is ghostproducing! Am I wrong?
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/21/2014 7:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .91.124.65)
    Location: Cdn
    Comment: I can give this a 5 simply for respecting x executing x making it cool to pay homage to hip hops true golden era spirit, often done lazy or sloppy, this is a pitch perfect release, joins the years top releases.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/21/2014 1:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 48.247.250)
    Location: Los Angeles
    Comment: This is a straight classic album dope beats and rhymes!
    Name: (Posted: 5/20/2014 4:04:00 PM; Partial IP: .15.52.149)
    Location: Denver, CO
    Comment: This album is straight DOPE. Listened through it twice already today, it's got that laid back west coast feel, themes, and beats. It also has the effortless high-brow lyricism and punchlines you expect from Blu. I can tell I'll be listening to this album all summer.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/20/2014 3:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .225.1.104)
    Location: nor cal
    Comment: This album is sick! The beats are beautiful. I want to hear more from Bombay! It's my first time hearing his beats. I love the album cover!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/19/2014 9:33:00 PM; Partial IP: .223.72.80)
    Location: South Central Los Angeles
    Comment: Oh my goodness, this is truly INCREDIBLE bringing back the good ol days, it's just AMAZING, best Album I heard so far. Big respect to my boy Blu and Bombay. MARKS nowadays just wont know.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/18/2014 1:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.137.207)
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    Comment: Very soulful production. Blu sounds revitalized as ever! Looking forward to ordering the CD
    Name: (Posted: 5/10/2014 1:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 187.142.27)
    Location: SoCal
    Comment: This cover is from a Lopers gang (a Santa Ana varrio, Orange County)flick taken in the 90's. Strange that Blu would use this as an album cover.
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