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Single Serving: Exile & Blu – Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them

The year is quietly winding down, but that doesn’t mean 2011 doesn’t have a few surprises left in it. For example, Blu & Exile just quietly dropped a full length album that they recorded back in 2009 titled Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them.  Sure it is unmixed and unmastered, but I don’t know about you but this is the type of hip hop album that to me, reaches out with both hands firmly grabbing ahold of a man’s heart. I could get used to these pleasant end of the year surprises like this.

exile & blu – i am jean.
exile & blu – money.
exile & blu – she said it’s ok.

Download the album from Bandcamp now.

Posted by Matthew Hickey


Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • Brian

    Reminds me of one of my favorite eras of hip hop; Tribe, Digable Planets, and other jazz inflected rap.

    2011 just keeps on giving!

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