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Blu (feat. R.A. The Rugged Man + Tristate) – “Thelonius King” – [Fat Beats]

mann   5/8/2013   7-inch, Hip Hop

Surprisingly rugged new single from the usually subdued and introspective Blu. The production by Bombay (never heard of him before but hope to hear more like this) is almost industrial, grungy savage, distorted all levels blocked out in the red, the sound wave of the entire track probably looks like a brick thru the window of Wells Fargo. Blu is joined by legendary undergrounder and NY boxing aficionado RA the Rugged Man and Tri-State of the new Alchemist-produced group Durag Dynasty. Blu and Tri-state are MC killers for sure who play the bread nicely with well above par verses, but RA is the butcher in between who really strips the flesh from the corpse with the illest endeavor; he says, “In a world of murderers and rapists, and children with exposed ribcages, organ damage from famine, flies on their faces, blood thirsty baby killers and mental cases, gun-totin’ cops born racist, school districts preaching hatred, angels with black wings holdin’ automatic guns like gatlins, bodies blown to bits, bloody torsos that lack limbs.” The b-side is the same beat, but it only has Blu on the solo tip with 3 verses (1 is his original and 2 alternates), but I wish it was the instrumental because this beat is so large it should stand on its own. If you dug Gangrene you’ll dig this chaos too. Plays at 45. Mann the General.

you heard it 6 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 2211 days ago, abacus finch played Side B Thelonius King Remix (Blu only)
  • 2234 days ago, Naysayer played Side B Thelonius King Remix (Blu only)
  • 2241 days ago, Number 6 played Side A Thelonius King feat. RA & Tristate
  • 2251 days ago, Mann The General played Side A Thelonius King feat. RA & Tristate
  • 2260 days ago, Caddy Lack played Side A Thelonius King feat. RA & Tristate
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