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Good To Be Home [2 CD][Explicit]

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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L.A. rapper Blu burst onto the scene in the late 00s with the widely acclaimed Exile collaboration Below The Heavens, igniting a West Coast hip hop renaissance in the process. With his cool Cali demeanor and undeniable lyrical talent, Blu drew praise from fans and tastemakers alike, earning a coveted slot on the annual XXL Freshmen cover in 2009.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 19, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: INGROOVES
  • ASIN: B00IN69PUO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,178 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Home
2. The Return
3. Back Home Again
4. Boyz N The Hood (ft. Fashawn, Like and BeYoung from Pac Div)
5. Whip Creme (Part One) (ft. Definite, Big Dame, Co$$, and Swt Pea)
6. The West
7. The 50z
8. The LA (ft. Secret Service Agents)
9. Summer Time (ft. Bombay & Arima Ederra)
10. The Summer / (bonus) Angel Dust (ft. LMNO and 2Mex of The Visionaires and Imani of The Pharcyde)
Disc: 2
1. Rap Dope
2. Dre Day
3. Red & Gold (ft. Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Mitchy Slick and Phil Da Agony from Strong Arm Steady)
4. Child Support
5. Well Fare (ft. Thurzday and Casey Veggies)
6. He Man
7. Brown Sugar (ft. MED and Oh No)
8. Bobby Brown (ft. Clutch, Mic Holden, and Definite)
9. Can't Stop, Won't Stop (ft. Alchemist, Evidence, Tristate, Planet Asia, Donel Smokes, Chace Infinite of Self Scientific, and Krondon of Strong Arm Steady

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles lyricist Blu returns with 'Good To Be Home'; a brand new solo album.
Featuring a slew of appearances from fellow West Coast hip hop fixtures, including Fashawn, Pac Div, Oh No, Casey Veggies, Alchemist, Planet Asia, Evidence, Krondon, MED, Phil The Agony, Thurz, and many more

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lo-fi Funk May 28, 2014
Format:Audio CD
I'm really digging this album. Blu is so on point here with the flow, and producer Bombay crafted some great, extremely lo-fi and gritty, soulful beats. Blu is known for preferring dusty beats like this, but these beats sound like they are completely un-mastered and recorded on a cassette. This is something I can and do appreciate, and I know this is done intentionally, but on some songs its taken to such an extreme level that it can take away from the song.

I'm loving every verse on here, including the verses from the multiple guest features (Evidence, Alchemist, Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony, Fashawn, and many more). Everyone does their thing here.

My standout tracks are `He-Man`, `Red & Gold', `Can't Stop Won't Stop`, and ``The Return'. Solid effort from Blu and Bombay. Blu is one of the best to represent the West.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dread Solo's 'Good To Be Home' Review July 3, 2014
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Since Blu's debut release with Exile, Below the Heavens in 2007, he has become one of the most recognized and hungry emcees gunning below the trap of mainstream success. That album got him the recognition and underground fame he well deserved, with HipHopDX naming him Rookie of the Year. Seven years later, and multiple releases later, Blu returns with Good to be Home, released (5/19/14).

Picture yourself rolling through the west coast with all the windows down on Daytons in the summer time, Los Angeles to be specific. Blu really executed this vibe with both content and overall sound. The album is essentially an ode to his hometown/coast, and he did a stellar job doing so. In comparison to some of his earlier projects, Below the Heavens for example, he was really able to take a step back from a heavily east coast inspired sound. It opens with Home, as the Blu states, "88 carats on my gold face, shining like the golden state, riding on Daytons / Banging for my whole race, all black, no blank spaces on my ball cap..." Blu also did a cut titled Dre Day which is indirectly touching on Dr. Dre's The Chronic album being such an influence on the coast, presenting a mellow vibe yet thick lyrics.

It is also loaded with features from Fashawn, Pac Div, Imani (of Pharcyde), Casey Veggies, Planet Asia, to Alchemist and Prodigy. Covering both coasts, Can't Stop, Won't Stop displays straight lyrical mastery from over seven emcees, loosely categorized and insanely sharp. The album is predominantly west-inspired, but Blu makes it clear how important the east still is to his influence as an artist, based off his line up of featured artists, and some highlights in the production. He stated on a press release that this album is his "most defining record".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars really June 27, 2014
By B T
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
cd 2 is doper than cd 1.. both are slappers tho.. good flows and beats,exactly what people want in hip hop. prodigy , mitchy slick CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK, n krondon just some of the other dudes that bless tracks on this. get this you wont be disappointed . blu is dope
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rawness gets five May 23, 2014
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Okay. Have to be one of the best hip hop double since Nas Street Disciple album. Blu lyrics is fresh. The features are on point. Blasting Summer time in the A6. Brought the physical copy. Impressed. Bombay as a producer did his job.
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West Coast rapper Blu rode a wave of critical acclaim ever since he released "Below The Heavens" with producer Exile in 2007. After a few collaboration albums with the likes of Mainframe and Ta'Raach, Blu was offered a recording contract. The label that offered him a deal was Sire Records- one-time label home to Ice-T, whose last hip hop album that was released on the label was Donald D's underrated 1992 sophomore effort "Let The Horns Blow". With the go ahead to record his major label debut, the record company hoped he was recording something along the lines of "Below The Heavens". However, Blu clearly had other plans. He worked on the album that was called "No York"- an experimental and ambitious body of work. Though Blu loved the album, Sire and its parent company Warner Bros. Records was repeatedly going through internal changes- which resulted in numerous delays. As a result, Blu left the label and decided to release the album for free over the internet. In 2012, he reunited with Exile again for their second set together, "Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them". After releasing "No York" on physical product, he released his newest recording "Good To Be Home" at the end of spring in 2014.

The recording was released as a double album produced solely by Bombay, whose lo-fi sound is noticeably similar to another West Coast producer, Madlib. Over the course of the 60 minute recording, Blu explores everyday life in Los Angeles, California, with guests who mostly hail from Cali- save for Mobb Deep member Prodigy on "Red & Gold". He opens the recording with the aptly-titled "Home" with vocals from independent soul singer Jimetta Rose. He details growing up in a gang infested neighborhood on "The Return" and collaborates with Fashawn and Pac Div on "Boyz N The Hood".
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5.0 out of 5 stars dirty loops and chops mashed together that may or may ... September 30, 2014
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
West coast vocal styling with ridiculously witty and well written lyrics for those with an east coast sensibility requiring creative lyricism. Production is stripped down, dirty loops and chops mashed together that may or may not appeal to those who need clean crisp drums patterns and bass-lines. I personally love this style when I am in the mood. It reminds of how we reinvented the turn-table and tape deck morphing them into the "instruments" our parent's couldn't afford....However if you want to beat this in your car your not gonna have a clean sound which again, appeals to me sometimes. And again, Blu is one of my favorite Emcees right now...Kid is SICK.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very happy customer
Published 11 days ago by Russell Arrington
5.0 out of 5 stars Dope Rhymes + Dope Production = Dope album
Blu's releases have been up and down for me over the years. With Good to be Home, I think Blu came through with one of the better albums in his expanding catalog. Read more
Published 15 days ago by LEX718
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album. Blu takes you back to his roots ...
Very hood oriented. Good album. Blu takes you back to his roots and it's great
Published 16 days ago by Sebastian D
5.0 out of 5 stars west coast
This is straight west coast hip hop from a good producer and wordsmith, definitely either a underground classic or borderline... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dexter Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Nice record!!!
Published 2 months ago by Kdr1
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent album. Blu is rhymng a bit harder on this album, and still getting his message across. His struggles with havig the name Blu and not being gang affiliated, are... Read more
Published 3 months ago by billw.hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu is becoming one of my favorite indie rapper
Since dropping the indie classic, Below The Heaven, with producer Exile, I have been loving most of the work Blu has put out. Read more
Published 4 months ago by fe'dricka moore
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to write home about
After giving both discs a solid run-through (three weeks, several rotations), neither one has yet to make much of an impression on me. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kraken
5.0 out of 5 stars must buy
This is another great album by this underground s***..He delivers once again and if you haven't you need to get his other albums
Published 4 months ago by cyril l donovan
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