Blu & The 45 King Channel “Hard Knock Life” Vibes On “Pocket Full of Miracles”

blame it on JES7 February 27, 2016

Answer the following question honestly. In the 9+ years since DopeHouse favorite Blu has been supplying music, has he ever laid down a wack verse or recorded a wack song?

We’ll wait.

Got your answer? Good. Odds are, you all probably answered “no.” Recently, the West Coast legend-in-the-making connected with pioneering producer/DJ the 45 King for the catchy “Pocketful of Miracles” which captures the same vibes which made JAY Z’s 1998 single “Hard Knock Life” a certified platinum hit.

In it, Blu makes references to the nostalgic past, including Yo! MTV Raps as well as the song that put DJ Mark officially on the map, “The 900 Number.” Peace to Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Frank Sinatra. Pre-order the song, available on clear 7″ (45) vinyl March 11th via REDEF Records.

The following press release beautifully summarizes the spirit of the single.

In Eric B and Rakim’s 1987 debut, Paid in Full, Rakim declared on the single of the same title, “So I dig into my pocket, all my money spent // So I dig deeper, but still coming up with lint,” he painted a picture that millions worldwide could relate to no matter the background or era. In ’92, a few years later when rap music started reaping the fruits of its labor, Showbiz & AG boasted of financial prosperity and the value of hard work on their single, “Fat Pockets.” What is a pocket exactly? Is it exclusively in your coat, jeans or shirt? Is it a drummer laying a tight groove or maybe where the quarterback resides on the field?

No matter the scenario, pockets are containers. Our record collections contain the soundtracks to our lives often providing music for every occasion and memory. The collaboration of East coast pioneer 45 King and west coast favorite Blu is an occasion so special, it should be held in company of your most prized vinyl. Only the forces of nature could bring this producer and MC together Redef captured the rarity on a limited edition 45 beautifully designed by Joe Buck.