California rapper Blu has had a baffling career path since his collaborative album with former Emanon producer Exile, Below the Heavens, cemented his reputation as reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the mic. Fans clamoring for an official major label debut are still waiting three years on. Blu has stayed busy in the meantime, dropping a pair of self-produced solo albums on his own. Her Favorite Colo(u)r and The Godlee Barnes LP leaked to the net inscrutably rough, unmixed and uncharacteristically playful.
Her Favorite Colo(u)r is a hodgepodge of nimble rhyming flanked by Blu’s sample heavy beats and quotes from romantic comedies. The Godlee Barnes LP was — well, the mix was too murky to tell what the hell was going on with that one. Her Favorite Colo(u)r will finally see official release in deluxe, mixed and mastered form, backed with Godlee Barnes on disc two, on August 24. Scroll down for the track list and an mp3 of Her Favorite Colo(u)r‘s “Untitled(LovedU)2”.
Disc 1: Her Favorite Colo(u)r
Disc 2: The Godlee Barnes LP
3. GloryUsDelux (Feat. L’s of A Band Called Glory)
4. NeverDream (Produced by Exile)
6. Grandma’sKitchen (Feat. Cypher by Da 1 and Sir Joseph)
7. Difficulties (Feat. Cash Us King, Sir Joseph, and R.O.B.)
9. BeGO(o)D! (Feat. Sene)
11. ItsOkay (Feat. Definite and Myth of Strange Fruit Project)
12. OnMarsWithTheStars (Feat. Sene)
13. Smoking@6InTheMo’ (Feat. Cash Us King)
14. CityOfLos(t)Angel(e)s (Feat. Cash Us King)
15. AllTheKing’sMen (Feat. TiRon)
16. aWorldGoneBlind (Feat. Cash Us King)
20. Outro(OpenMindDead) (Feat. Miguel Jontel)