The Echo & ArtDontSleep
Dirty Science with Emanon / Blu and Exile / Fashawn / Dag Savage + more
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Blu and Exile
Blu is definitely a leader in the new school of Los Angeles emcees. His presence is undeniable, while his music captivates audiences regardless of race, class, and gender. His delivery flows flawlessly, while his content reflects the joy and pain of working class youth everywhere. Exile is a producer, DJ and occasional emcee previously known for being a member of the duo Emanon, along with Aloe Blacc. His style of production is known for its “laid back soulful vibes” and is influenced by such producers as J Dilla and Madlib.
Blu & Exile’s first album as a duo, 2007’s “Below the Heavens”, took LA hip hop back to the place where Freestyle Fellowship, Jurassic 5, and The Pharcyde left off. The album received much critical acclaim, with many considering it one of the best releases of the year.
In 2011, with surprisingly little publicity, the duo released the long-awaited sequel, “Give Me Flowers While I Can Smell Them”. Recording sessions took place over the course of 2009, however the duo decided to keep the release on hold due to bad audio quality and officially re-released the album on September 4, 2012 with a new updated track listing. The album features guest contributions from Fashawn, Homeboy Sandman, Johaz of Dag Savage, Black Spade of Hawthorne Headhunters, and ADAD.
What did you do the year you turned 21? Hip-hop prodigy Fashawn earned a spot on the cover of XXL magazine, toured the world and built a rep as one of rap's new rising stars. Fashawn's debut album, "Boys Meets World," was heralded by critics and fans alike as one of the best albums of 2009 for its gritty, street-wise and intelligent rhymes. Some even compared his introductory opus to Nas' brilliant "Illmatic." It was enough for XXL to name Fashawn to its list of hip-hop's best freshman.
Fast forward to 2012 and over 200 shows and 2 mixtapes later Fashawn is back in full effect with his latest release "Champagne and Styrofoam Cups." Featuring Taylor Gangs Wiz Khalifa, MFN MR. eXquire, Kobe, K Young, Chevy Woods and more Champagne and Styrofoam Cups is considered a top release in 2012. Working with Boy Meets World producer Exile, Fashawn also called upon hip hops next generation of producers in DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy), Rahki (Eminem, 50 Cent) and classic west coast producers Jake One and Hecktik.
In 2012 he also released an album with West Coast indie hip hop legend Murs from the legendary Living Legends group. "This Generation" was released in September 2012 and has climbed the indie hip hop charts as one of the best group albums of the year. 2013 looks as a very promising year as his follow up album to "Boy Meets World" titled "The Ecology" produced entirely by DJ Exile is scheduled to release.
Beat head Exile (of blu and Exile fame) teams up with yet another fresh Cali MC. Johaz and Exile are Dag Savage
$15.00 - $20.00