Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9:00pm
WOW Hall 291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Blu & Exile’s Below the Heavens 10 Year Anniversary Tour with special guests Dag Savage, Choosey, Cashus King, TOPE and Capriison.
Below the Heavens, the acclaimed debut studio album by hip-hop duo Blu & Exile, was released July 17, 2007 on independent record label Sound in Color. Exile had previously released his solo album Dirty Science and two albums as a member of the duo Emanon. Blu provides rap vocals on all of the album's songs, while Exile produced all of the songs and raps on the bonus track "I Am".
“The west coast may be booming in 2017, but a decade ago, that was far from the case,” recalls TheBoomBox. “L.A. native Blu was touted as a savior, with the lyrical chops and artistry that countered The Game’s gruff brand of aggression, and potential to become a west coast emcee who would take the music industry by storm.”
Offered record deals by the likes of Suge Knight’s Death Row Records and producer Megahertz’ boutique label, Blu would decide to spurn both and release his first solo album, California Soul, on independent label RRAG, while increasing his volume of collaborations with local talent. One guest appearance led to Blu being introduced to singer Aloe Blacc, with the latter suggesting that Blu collaborate with Exile.