Experience an experiment turned masterpiece…York. Originally titled NoYork and slated to be the major label debut from acclaimed Los Angeles emcee Blu, this much-discussed collection was eventually renamed and (finally) released through Nature Sounds in 2013. The result was a certified classic that remains one of Blu's most ambitious project to date. Infused with the electronic experimentation of the early 2000s L.A. beat scene, York covers a wide spectrum of sound, showcasing the production of beat icons like Flying Lotus, Exile, Madlib, Dibia$e, Shafiq Husayn, Daedalus, and Samiyam. Melding world-class lyricism with sonic textures encompassing psych rock, dub, broken beats, and jazz, the album strikes a unique balance between golden era hip-hop and eclectic futurism. With the original 4LP pressing long out of print, we're celebrating the 10-year anniversary of York with the release of this new redesigned gatefold 2LP edition.
2. Everything OK (feat. Jack Davey)
3. Everybody Nose (feat. Sa-Ra and Nola Darling)
4. Above Crenshaw (feat. Cashus King)
6. Soupa (feat. Suzi Analogue)
8. Annie Hall (feat. Chop, Cherry Pop, and Tiombe Lockhart)
9. Tags (feat. Exile)
10. Spring Winter Summer Fall (feat. Jimetta Rose)
11. Down To Earth (feat. Donel Smokes, Definite, and Dubble Oh)
12. My Sunshine (feat. Nia Andrews)
13. Jazmin (feat. Andy Allo) (vinyl-only bonus)
14. Jazzmen (vinyl-only bonus)
15. Ronald Morgan (feat. Edan) (vinyl-only bonus)
16. Keep Ush Inn
17. Doin Somethin (feat. El Prez, Pac Div, U-N-I, Tiron & Ayomari, and J*Davey)
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