Music Review | posted 22.09.2011
Blu
Open
Nature Sounds, 2011
Text Andreas Margara , Translation Julia Frohn
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Open is the name of Blu’s latest coup within the jumble of his releases this year. While the HipHop-world is desperately longing for his long announced record NoYork!, this year, he has already brought forth the mastered version of his mixtape, Her Favourite Colo(u)r and Jesus, a first, unofficial taste of the new album. Open, on the other hand, is yet a completely different building site. There are 14 beats, all created by Blu himself, to be heard on this compilation. In addition, he has summoned different rappers from his close surrounding to be part of his debut as a producer. Hence, an interesting vis-à-vis of underground-rap and Lo-Fi-production has come into being through this project. The very promising Part Time Suckas is the first single that was released, on which Fresh Daily and the female rapper Chop are celebrating a meet and greet with a raw and coarse snare production. With Micah on The Bottom, the next Femcee steps up. Then, Remember me is a little reminiscence with which Dtail and Definite remind the listeners of their Rap-heros. Blu himself only takes the mic for the two tracks Avenge Of The Cheap Ass and Steel Remains (Raw). Open is a good album, but the beats which are experimentally held on a minimal level should be familiar to attentive Blu-fans – only two years ago, he has already released them as an instrumental-LP. Still, until NoYork! will finally be released, he yet again shortens the waiting time.

You can find Blu’s Open at hhv.de: CD
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