In anticipation of the duo’s EP slated to release on January 15th, Dag Savage (Exile and Johaz) release the mixtape SALVATION. Definitely set to keep you good and full for the next month and some change. Features verses from Aloe Blacc, blu, Gonjasufi & more. Full mixtape stream below, hit the jump for the tracklist and download link!
Los Angeles spitkicker and rappercrush to Blind I’s very own Ms. Maiya Blu drops this video for the title track off his 2011 release jesus? (which he released under the name B). Easily one of my favorite albums from 2011, hasn’t left the CD changer since I copped up. Produced by the one and only Madlib, video directed by aaronisnotcool. Spottted at Okayplayer.
NYC! Blind I is giving away FIVE tickets to see Tiron & Ayomari, Blu, Chris Turner, Kooley High, Scienze, Fresh Daily and DJ Prince, February 1st at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. All you have to do to enter is follow us on Twitter and shoot us an email telling us why you’re a deserving Blind I faithful (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will announce the winners on Monday! In the meantime, if you don’t have the headliners’ new music check out Tiron & Ayomari’s A Sucker For Pumps and Blu x Exile’s Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them.
It’s been a while since we did a Blind I staff compilation. These are always a joy to put together, because we all take our time hand-picking the music. Only the person who zips it up (in this case it was me) gets to listen to the compilation in its entirety before it gets posted so it remains a mystery for most of the staff until it’s complete. We definitely bring our different flavors and styles to Blind I for the Winter. There are some upbeat songs, but overall it has a mellow, wintry vibe and you can keep it in heavy rotation through the cold months. We’d love to hear how you feel about it. Thanks for rocking with us all of these years. We appreciate you and we’re grateful for you. Happy holidays. Tracks and links after the jump.
I once told Sulaiman that I wanted to find the art that was on the walls in that scene of Belly (by Thierry le Goues) and suggested he use it for (RDV7). I’m big on art and the walls of my apartment have always been lined with it. He delivered immaculately. The talent on the Blind I staff never ceases to amaze me. Our imaginations are all over the place. For this volume, Noah asked me the usual, “What do you want the cover to look like?” I responded with my usual abstract (albeit unhelpful) explanation of what I had in mind. It went something like this.
Me: Ummm this is what I’m thinking (Shows a classic photo of Kate Moss smoking a cigarette). I like the idea of a beautiful woman smoking a cigarette. Probably because I want someone to take an edgy picture of me with a cigarette. Even though I don’t smoke. (Shows photo of Naomi Campbell naked pointing a gun at the camera). Like a good girl gone bad vibe.
No: I feel you. Let me look at all of these pics. I’m in full agreement with having titties on the covers of RDV now. I’m glad Pam Grier was the first.
Me: Well… it’s not about the titties, Noah. More like raw sexuality and strength, you know?
No: Yeah…All that. And titites!
The one we ended up with was the first image I sent to Noah. And I love the way he flipped it! If you’ve noticed, we’ve posted less and less of these compilations. It’s not because we don’t love them or don’t care. We just want to adhere to our mantra of quality over quantity and allow you to really spend time with each one. It’s always a joy for me to highlight artists that are friends of mine on here and this month there are several. Hopefully you enjoy this one! Tracks/links after the jump.
God bless you, Twitter. New (and I do mean new) visuals from Blu‘s No York! album. Produced by Flying Lotus, video directed by David M. Helman.
Our good friend & comrade DJ R-Cade of BevMo recently hand crafted this mix of old, new & future soulful sounds of everything we love. I have bumped this mix out like no other since he shot us the final. This is the first of many more to come. Hit the jump for the track list. & Jedi respecognition to R-Cade & the entire BevMo posse extraordinaire!
Saw the playlist for this and said WOOOOOOOOOOOO I GOTS ta post this one for yall. No seriously I did, especially since there’s an Emanon sighting. Exile and LRG went in on this one. Plenty of ‘sclusives for yall to boogie to. Soundcloud stream of the entire project below, and a Mediafire link for the entire project below that…and for you extra-difficult folks a back cover/tracklist even lower.
EXILE – INTRO TO THE OUTRO [DOWNLOAD]
Right…so this Smorg was actually supposed to be July’s…which was July’s because I missed June’s…but then I missed July AND June…and here we are in August. I’m not going to deprive you guys of 3 months worth of Smorgs. Not again. So here you go, and I hope you all done hate me for being late. Again. Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link. *tips hat*
You know what I appreciate about Blu? He puts out all of his singles/videos/etc. without any sort of promotion or plugging or anything. Just post a link on the twitter and let the masses do with it what they will. Hell, when you consistently put out quality material like he does it’s probably best to just let the work speak for itself anyway. Looks like this is the first single off of his upcoming album NoYork! Enjoy little minions.
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