On Thursday Blu & Exile begin their "True & Livin' Tour" by kicking things off in Seattle, Washington. The duo has reunited once again for the May 24 release of their forthcoming EP True & Livin, and to celebrate they dropped the first single from the record that shares the same name. The West Coast hip hop pair have known each other for almost two decades, but they've been collaborating for a little over 10 years. Their debut album Below the Heavens was critically-acclaimed, and by the sounds of their latest track, they have another gem on their hands.
"True & Livin" features an Exile lopped beat that screams old school hip hop with a refreshing new twist. Blu spits clear, conscious rhymes that showcase what separates lyrical emcees from everyday rappers. The True & Livin EP will have a number of features including Aloe Blacc, Dag Savage, Blame One, and Cashus King. Check out Blu & Exile's latest single and let us know what you think.
5/2 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
5/10 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Ninja Karaoke
5/11 - Berkeley, Calif. @ Cornerstone
5/14 - Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
5/15 - Costa Mesa, Calif. @ The Wayfarer
5/18 - Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean
5/19 - Detroit, Mich. @ Deluxx Fluxx
5/28 - Atlanta, Ga. @ 529
5/29 - New Orleans, La. @ The Howlin’ Wolf
5/31 - Fort Worth, Tx. @ Shipping & Receiving
6/1 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sister Bar
6/2 - Denver, Co. @ The Black Box
6/6 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ 1720
6/7 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Knitting Factory
We only come in peace to preach about the next coming
The first black president, what if the next is woman?
This is for those becoming what you intend to be
Pull off your suits of struggle and wash your sins and see
This is finna be even deeper than a sunken ship
2000 plus slaves underground above the rich