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The first time I came across Y-O and Thurzday – collectively known as U-N-I – it was in August 2007, roughly two months before this site started (and, coincidentally enough, a week before I first met Shake) at the Los Angeles leg of the Sneaker Pimps event, where they performed their then-bubbling cut “K.R.E.A.M.” One of my earliest posts here would become their full-length LP Fried Chicken & Watermelon, which stayed in constant rotation when I got it.
When I interviewed them a few months later, the two mentioned they were working on a project called A Love Supreme, entirely produced by a local beatsmith, Ro Blvd. Fast forward now, and they’re prepping their first retail project, A Love Supreme 2.0, dropping tomorrow.
This is where this post comes in. Continuing on with my “one artist, one producer” series (see: Outasight & D/WILL), I’ve decided on a whim to compile a few tracks that spotlight U-N-I and Ro Blvd’s cohesion, as well as a couple DJ-free “bonus tracks” that people may have missed when they respectively dropped. Tracklist and link down bottom.
1. The Launch
2. Start My Day f. H.O.P.E.
3. My Life
4. Pulp Fiction Part 1 f. Fashawn
5. Beautiful Day (Extended Video Version)*
6. Yesterday (prod. Ski Team)*
7. Cali Soul f. H.O.P.E. & Shawn Jackson*
* denotes bonus tracks
DOWNLOAD: U-N-I x Ro Blvd: A (2)Dope FreEP