When it comes to modern day classics, Blu and Exile’s Below the Heavens is not up for debate. And now, 12 years after the album burrowed its way into the heart of hip hop history, the two are officially back at it.
After celebrating the 10th anniversary in 2017 with a tour and In the Beginning–a collection of b-sides and rarities from the Below the Heavens recording sessions–the emcee/producer duo have finally got together to record something new. And today, their True & Livin’ EP has been released to the masses.
“True and Livin feels like a spiritual call to all that have honor and truth in their being,” Exile says. “It sees how present day and beyond is always trying to calculate or monetize what comes from God or what comes from an artist’s spirit, but it also recognizes the truth that is inside of our music and brags about it, even in a humble way somehow.”
Released via Dirty Science Records, the EP comes equipped with seven tracks in total–made up of three new songs (including “True & Livin“), the instrumentals, and clean/acapella versions of the “Power to the People” posse cut with Choosey, Johaz, Cashus King, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, and Blame One.
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For those upset about there only being three songs, Exile let us know they have more on the way. Sit tight.