L.A. hip-hop enigma Blu is showcasing his beats on his new album Open, but he's still a rapper at heart, and he couldn't help but get on some of the tracks himself. Open hit stores earlier this week, and to celebrate we're letting loose one of tracks from the project featuring both beats and rhymes from Blu, "Steel Remains (Raw)". A hardcore lyrical assault complete with M.O.P. samples, "Steel Remains (Raw)" finds the usually mellow Blu channeling his inner battle rhymer. Grab the mp3 below.
MP3: Lateb f/ Esoteric - "Dope Fiend" (prod. Stu Bangas)
Courtesy Matt B.
Rapper Lateb (pronounced Luh Teb) hails from Connecticut via Massachusetts and is currently in Massachusetts' Walpole Penitentiary doing a 5-year bid. He and Stu Bangas (of Brutal Music) met 2-years ago and began working on "Live Brutal" (which will be released on 10-11-2011) together. The album's production duties are handled primarily by Stu Bangas with assistance by Vanderslice (of Brutal Music), Snowgoons and Sicknature, and it features Reef the Lost Cauze, Esoteric, Copywrite, Chief Kamachi, Slaine and Lateb's group Heddshotts.