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Blu: NoYork (K Cover)

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Experience an experiment turned masterpiece..."NoYork"! When asked about the title selected, Blu explains, "It's not a state, it's a state of mind." Around the world Blu has created a massive following through consistently releasing top notch projects, presenting it in a way that listeners not only relate, but also reelect the many messages that he gets across through his music. Following the success of his highly heralded "Below The Heavens", "Johnson & Jonson", and "HerFavoriteColo(u)r", Blu reenters the world of music w/ "NoYork", a 14 song album filled with poetic twists and turns, cinematic tales of real life and imagination, and deep urban scapes only Blu as an artist can paint.

"NoYork" covers a wide spectrum of sound displaying the production of such beat icons as Flying Lotus, Exile, Madlib, Shafiq Husayn, Daedalus, & Samiyam. Blu's theory to apply timeless vocals over memorable instrumentals works in a way that he now forefronts a new genre, placing the LA beat scene on a much deserved pedestal. Within the detailed textures of "NoYork", it is apparent that Blu is influenced by many other genres than just hip hop. Possessing more electronic moods than just hip hop. Possessing more electronic moods than his previous releases, trails of psych rock, dub, broken beats, and jazz, all mix together to create a perfect representation of the artist that Blu has evolved into. In the earlier part of the album, songs like "Doing Nothing" & "Above Crenshaw" remind all of how Blu has mastered his craft and has worked passionately towards his kingship. Uptempo synth driven songs like "Annie Hall" and "Work" show his diversity in being able to step out of the box and give you a glimpse of the maximum potential that he possesses. Midway through "NoYork", Blu falls back into his nostalgic portal, full of stylee rap bars and sample-based music, often explored in his previous projects. Receiving over 100,000 views in the first week, the first video for the song "Sunshine" touches on familiar vibes and topics that many of the his previous fans are used to, but at the same time creating a much-needed balance between golden era hip hop and the future of music.

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1. Doin' Nothin
featuring U-God (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producer: Flying Lotus
Year: 2011
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2. Everything OK
featuring Ms Jack Davey (of J*DaVeY)
Producers: Flying Lotus; Ken BTS
Year: 2011
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3. Everybody Nose
featuring Sa-Ra Creative Partners (Om'Mas Keith + Shafiq Husayn + Taz Arnold); Nola Darling
Producer: Samiyam
Year: 2011
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4. Above Crenshaw
featuring Co$$
Producer: Samiyam
Year: 2011
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Producer: Dibia$e (Dibiase)
Year: 2011
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6. Soupa
featuring Suzi Analouge
Producers: Samiyam; Ken BTS
Year: 2011
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7. Hours.
Producer: Daedelus
Year: 2011
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8. Annie Hall
featuring Chop; Cherry Pop; Tiombe Lockhart
Producer: Daedelus
Year: 2011
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9. Tags
featuring Exile (of Emanon)
Producers: Exile (of Emanon); Julienle
Year: 2011
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10. Spring Winter Summer Fall
featuring Jimetta Rose
Producers: Shafiq Husayn (of Sa-Ra Creative Partners); Ken BTS
Year: 2011
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11. Down To Earth
featuring Donel Smokes; Definite; Dubble Oh
Producer: Shafiq Husayn (of Sa-Ra Creative Partners)
Year: 2011
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12. My Sunshine
featuring Nia Andrews
Producer: Shafiq Husayn (of Sa-Ra Creative Partners)
Year: 2011
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13. Jazmine
featuring Andy Allo
Producer: Samiyam
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14. Jazzmen
Producer: Madlib
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15. Ronald Morgan
featuring Edan
Producer: Madlib
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16. KeePushinn
Producer: Knxwledge
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17. Doin Somethin'
featuring El Prez; Pac Div (Like + Mibbs + BeYoung); U-N-I (Y-O + Thurzday); J*DaVeY (Jack Davey + Brook D'Leau); TiRon & Ayomari
Producer: Flying Lotus
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3.1 Stars (3.1 Stars )
Total Comments: 24
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/27/2012 2:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.229.238)
Location: CALI
Comment: This is on some LOW END THEORY/BRAIN FEEDER/ALPHA PUP straight out of Los Angles type of shit that is known to the electronic music world from SF to NY to Europe to japan type of IDM(music) production. The first song I heard from this album was "Ronald Morgan" and it was playing on KZSU's Frequency Jam. I gotta admit im a fan of EDAN since 1999 and before that I got to hear some of that Architecture. and it shows the versatility and quality of his rhymes. Now Blu on the other hand gives it that west coast swag, and it dont stop... I think snoop on the cover completes the package lettin ya known where its comin from and id be thrown my dubs up from the left coast or is it the right? no its cali-forn-ya. no its No York.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/5/2012 11:14:00 PM; Partial IP: .231.13.55)
Location: Bed-Stuy
Comment: This isnt as good as below the heavens, but I like these experimental beats
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/3/2012 1:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.217.126)
Location: Czech Republic
Comment: Why was I sleeping on such a masterpiece?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2012 8:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 127.124.70)
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Comment: Fresher than next week's beats! Blu, this ish is dope! Keep doin your thing man. This is definite progression from your earlier work (which was still excellent). This is creative and more mature as you've taken some risks with both your writing and the production. Some people just won't get it so ignore the haters. NoYork! may not be for everyone. If you're only into gangsta rap or most of the mainstream crap that's out there you probably won't like this. But for those of you who are open-minded and like things that may not be as easily accessible, don't sleep on this!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/1/2012 12:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 218.172.93)
Location: MI
Comment: This album is dope. If you want blu & exile type stuff, then listen to "give me my flowers..." This is an explorative album gets better with each listen similar to the Johnson & jonson joint.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2012 9:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.64.190)
Location: mino
Comment: so bad, exile need back to roots
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/2/2012 5:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 52.247.228)
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Comment: Album's very good. The musical concept of the album, might be what's throwing a lot of people off. Transitions from electronica to jazz, during the course of the album, and, in my opinion, it has a brilliant effect, in regards to the album's overall concept. Blu's going over people's heads, as usual. Don't sleep on this one.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/23/2011 9:57:00 AM; Partial IP: .250.8.139)
Location: canada
Comment: blu lacks of identity, he need to do a album solid and large as it was with exile, he is desperate and make a album every 3 months. I hope that blu find the identity, but for now is lost very poor albums from blu this yeard
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 8:38:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: ny
Comment: lyrics are on a whole other level especially in spring summer winter fall people are just hating cause its not that typical soul stuff hes known for
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 6:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 42.127.122)
Location: NY
Comment: If I could give this a half a star I would. With all the hype around Blu, he hasn't come out with any decent shit in awhile. He needs to stick with Exile and put out some quality produced material, as opposed to this experimental bullshit he's been fucking around with. He needs to take things seriously, because I'm losing interest in him and I'm sure a lot of other people are too.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 10:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 73.249.200)
Location: Fuk Blu
Comment: No York... fuck out of here! Stupidest name ive ever heard for a album.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 9:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.158.106)
Location: Critic
Comment: That Above Crenshaw is dope, has that boy Co$$ in it, he dropped a solid album in the early yr, before I awoke
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 11:33:00 PM; Partial IP: .250.94.43)
Location: Mongolia Mart-deaf
Comment: Lol EDAM will not save this album, a album that has only one or two dope cuts deserves 5 stars??? [NEVER] 1 star sufficient for it
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 2:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.156.141)
Location: Fuck your Country
Comment: This is a thrown together kind of thing (honestly its a mix-tape). Yeah Blu puts out too much material, but the 5 stars goes to Edans verse on whatever the name of the track is with him. You should all consider yourselves blessed to hear a verse by EDAN. yes edan took your mother to the prom.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 2:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.237.243)
Location: Fans Sapturno
Comment: no feel thi shit sorry and yea no is hip hop of these comercial like lil wayne etc. but no is a solide album. best blu album is with exile, this new is so bad
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 12:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.106.187)
Location: 50 Cent Tacos
Comment: Stop hating on the album I get that it is not for everyone but one star come on son. Its a 3.5 to 4 star album. There are some bad tracks like 3 or 4 the rest are dope. and im giving it a 5 stars cause people are hating too much my real score is 8/10. And yes Spring Winter SUmmer Fall >>>>>>>>>
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 7:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 132.41.161)
Location: Top Shelf
Comment: "Blu without Exile is like Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes, you'll never go platinum!"
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 6:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.180.244)
Location: cali
Comment: lol these guys give 5 stars to any garbage of album. blu release a album every month? this is boring, quality not is quantity, I think he makes an album every time this shitting, 5 stars? naaa I will give 2 stars for these fans of blu no cry, but I don`t like this boring album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 3:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.107.209)
Location: below the heavens
Comment: n*ggas stop hating this album is not that bad, It can take time to get use to if u are not familiar with the sound. Only songs that are like wtf is this shit are Doin nothin and SLNGBNGers and Tags. Also Annie Hall has to be the worst track in there/ Overall its 8/10 Spring Winter Summer Fall is the best track Blu goes in lyrically
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 3:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 154.252.30)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: dope album I really love some tracks Spring Winter Summer Fall >>> the only tracks that are not good are : Annie Hall shit is trash, also SLNG BNGers is overwhelming along with Doin Nothin, also Tags is no good oh and everything is Ok is mediocre other than that the rest are great tracks Best Tracks: Spring Winter SUmmer Fall, My Sunshine, Never Be the Same love that joint, Soupa, Above Crenshaw, Keep Ushinn, Ronald Morgan this is a solid 4 star album aka 8/10 but n*ggas is hating here so I gave it 5 stars
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/15/2011 8:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 162.65.224)
Location: chicago
Comment: this album mostly sounds like noise. im not sure what drug he was on while recording but I cant vibe with it
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/15/2011 8:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .98.78.206)
Location: phoenix
Comment: dont listen to these closed-minded haters, this album is real dope. listen to the youtube links for yourselves.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/14/2011 11:26:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: MD
Comment: I heard it on youtube also this album is trash just stick to his old stuff this time waste of money
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/14/2011 9:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.48.199)
Location: Ny
Comment: Lol just listen in youtube, real bad album, why need make lot of albums in a same yeard, this is is boring better take holidays and no make more album for somes 2 yeard
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