In 2007, deemed Los Angeles’ Blu the “Rookie of the Year” [click to here to read…]. Through a perceived debut, the Sound In Color Records artist used non-fiction raps, tangible themes and a wealth of a personality to match partner Exile‘s menagerie of samples. With a C.R.A.C. project in tow, and a standout performance at this past weekend’s A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, we saw it fitting to revisit one of the hardest working artists in Hip Hop.

Below the Heavens took a hold of my emotions (the experience) and ear (the lyrics) in a fashion that