Blu is known for being unpredictable, so the fact that this morning he dropped -- with zero fanfare -- his and producer Exile's highly anticipated sophomore release shouldn't be surprising.
The Los Angeles duo's 2007 album and Blu's debut, Below the Heavens, made LA Weekly's "Top 20 Greatest L.A. Rap Albums of All Time."
Entitled give me my flowers while i can still smell them, the album is dedicated to Exile's mother, Blu's great great grandmother and grandmother and described as "unfinished, unmixed and unmastered."
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We were lucky enough to see the marvelous Eddie Vedder at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York a couple of weeks back during his latest solo tour, this time promoting his new album Ukulele Songs.
You might be wondering why the former grunge king would ever succumb to tour and highlight the minuscule instrument as the main focal point, but Vedder has played the ukulele on past Pearl Jam albums so it was just a matter of time that he take the small four-stringed guitar on the road.
When Bruce Springsteen was told about Vedder's grandiose tour, he said, "that takes huge balls." (Which pretty much summarizes how we feel, too.)
And although you will hear some Eddie awesomely blast Pearl Jam tunes tonight at the Terrace Theater, mixed in with the news ones, we write this post to Mr. Vedder, selfishly, as a request to play our favorite five Pearl Jam songs that we think would sound incredible on the ukulele:More »
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Portland indie rockers Portugal. The Man have just completed their sixth album, with the latest making its major record label debut this summer. Before their show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, frontman John Gourley talks about the post indie record label life, the making of their new album In The Mountain, In The Cloud and small club shows versus music festivals.![endif]-->!--[if>More »