Thursday, January 03, 2008

Album of the Year: Blu & Exile "Below the Heavens"(Vibe.com)

Every year, specifically around the final days of December, I always find myself concocting some rather unattainable list of resolutions - lofty goals so amazingly ambitious, that following a small fraction of said resolutions would make your favorite pre ejaculating blogger qualified for sainthood. My days of thriving to be a more patient person are over, virtues of that nature are reserved for Kindergarten teachers and journalists who interview Lil Wayne - not for ornery 30-something writers whose life's blood happens to be exuding bitter hatred whenever possible and welcoming confrontations from drunk strangers. No longer will I attempt to fool myself into thinking that I will become a more considerate lover in the name of some cliched list - who am I bullshitting, timing my sexual exploits with a stopwatch as if I was a track coach then lovingly whispering into my lady's ear "It's sandwich time!" are some of my more appealing qualities. I've completely abandoned the concept of eating healthy as well, it would be rather hypocritical of me to eat tofu during the day and imbibe nothing but grain alcohol at night - besides, I've kind of grown used to my ever expanding gut, not only has it become my trademark like Linus' blanket but it also shields me from the sobering reality that god didn't anatomically bless me. As for some grand illusion of me exhibiting more tact in 2008, forget about it - just last night I mistook a young lady's nationality, prompting her to angrily state: "I'm not puertorrican, I'm Filipino!!" - in which I very casually responded "Shit, you should have taken that as a compliment!"(Read more here)

8 comments:

Dee-El said...

I'll start it like this. Up until this post, I had never heard anything from this album. Yes, I've read all the blogs bigging it up (wtr,wydu,etc) but I never felt compelled to listen (I'm very weary of this type of thing). So I peep the vid for soul amazing and I'll be dammned if exile didn't flip "Mother and Son Talk" the almost exact same way I did(or did I flip it like him?) anyway, it comes out of the MPC (I for one will not endorse biting in any form, I have to flip it another way) Anyway, I went to amazon and bought the album on the stregnth of your recommendation. Not to be a stan but we seem to think alike. Thanks for the edutainment.

Dee El Sends
P.E.A.C.E.

ian/thoreauly77 said...

first and foremost, the having to register to comment thing over at vibe is fucking retarded.

that being said, i agree that blu and exile have released the album of the year, easily. so many gems and so much replay value.

shani said...

Thanks for the tip. I bought it last night and it is nostalgic. I can use as many referrals as you can think of these days.

Anonymous said...

This album is so good it may be the best hip hop album ever.

AverageBro said...

When did Bubbles from The Wire come out with an album?

Oops.

The Humanity Critic said...

@AverageBro

Outside of the Afro, I don't see it - that could be just me though.

Midnight Marauder said...

I still say Jesus Price Superstar was better although this made it into my top ten list. I would even say Brother Ali's Undisputed Truth was better but that's just my opinion..

neo said...

Great album..2007 was a good year for good hip hop...