Blu & Exile’s official follow up to their critically acclaimed 2007 album “Below the Heavens” is out now. “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them” was officially released yesterday, September 4th, via Fat Beats / Dirty Science. The album is fully mixed and mastered and features exclusive tracks not on the previous leak, alongside some additional musicians and guest features.
In celebration for their new album release, enjoy the free download to the song “The Great Escape” featuring Homeboy Sandman and ADAD. Chicago’s ADAD is part of Exile’s Dirty Science collective and Homeboy Sandman is preparing for his own album release, “First of a Living Breed” which will be released September 18th via Stones Throw.
I’ve been behind on my posts all week but right now, I wanted to post this wicked new video before it hits the MTVu circuits. Actually, it may have already hit the circuits but whatever, you heard it from URB first. Introducing the new video from the Fat Beats New York crew: Koncept and the Brown Bag All-Stars; featuring Soul Khan. This is “Aspirations.”
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Decon Records, Fat Beats, One-Handed Music, Stones Throw, Tru Thoughts, Wah Wah 45s, and Wax Poetics.
Each label evokes its own signature giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow of genres. Label Love consists of nostalgic classics, unreleased gems, and exclusive selections with the goal of expanding minds to new musical styles.
NYC”s number one street hustler is Creature. Infamous for his books, touring antics, and 7 years of all day hustling outside the bagel spot at Fat Beats, he has most recently created epic song with Prefuse 73. Very similar to his style , positivity, and determination, Creature and Prefuse 73 Embrace The Day
In the final feature from Allindstrom.com’s Indie Series, we take a look at the mecca of hip hop independence, Fat Beats. We took the time to sit down with the stores founder Joe Abajian and DJ Eclipse. We talked about how Joe had the idea for Fat Beats and how Eclipse finally joined the team. We get into how Fat Beats took advantage of the labels not being willing to sign artists that weren’t guaranteed sellers. Both Joe and Eclipse then explain the Fat Beats movement, and Joe explains how hip hop’s competitiveness helped drive the popularity of the store.