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Wednesday, Jun 08 2016 | 06:18
Image: 1604516 In 2013, underground rap heavyweights Blu and Nottz teamed up for ‘Gods
In The Spirit,’ one of the year’s most critically adored EPs. And upon its
release, the duo made it clear they weren’t done there, but also weren’t
about to rush their follow-up. As much as fans clamored for its release,
Blu and Nottz earned the ability to take their time with their sophomore
effort.And that’s evident throughout ‘Titans In The Flesh,’ which builds on its
predecessor and proudly stands on its shoulders.
Like ‘Gods,’ ‘Titans’ finds the Ca-Va connection keeping things concise and
cohesive. They’ve delivered six tracks of original, brand-new material that
slaps and bumps as much as it pours over with lyrical brilliance. Of course,
that won’t surprise any longtime fans of either artist, both of whom have
been steadily making their mark since first emerging on the scene (2003 for
Blu, and 1998 for Nottz).
Blu and Nottz are two of the most prolific and valued cultural contributors
of their respective trades, and it’s while working together that the two make
some of their most triumphant and powerful music.You hear that immediately
on chest-pounding opener “The Truth,” the pure funk of “Heaven on Earth,”
and the beyond-slick rhyming and crazy drums of “The Man.”
Speaking of “The Man,” Nottz steps to the mic as he closes out the track
following a clever verse from Blu’s day one beat conductor, Exile. Elsewhere,
Blu is joined on the mic by hard-hitting trio Bishop Lamont, Torae, and
Skyzoo on “Giant Steps,” which boasts cuts from the remarkable DJ
Revolution, while singer Shateish appears on soulful opener “The Truth.” Blu
then sits it out on “To The East,” as he lets Definite, TriState, Mickey Factz,
and Johaz command the bruising track. And as a bonus, the EP boasts a
colossal flip of “Atlantis,” courtesy of J57 on production, with Akie Bermiss
belting out a fiery hook.
‘Titans In The Flesh’ becomes available in limited supply on Easter-yellow
vinyl on July 15, via Coalmine Records. Vinyl edition comes equipped with
the instrumental and acapella passes of “The Man,” and the instrumental for
“Heaven on Earth.”

1. The Truth (feat. Shateish)
2. Heaven on Earth
3. Giant Steps (feat. Bishop Lamont, Torae, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution)
4. To the East (feat.Definite Mass,TriState, Mickey Factz & Johaz)
5. The Man (feat. Exile & Nottz)
6. Atlantis
7. Atlantis (feat.Akie Bermiss) [J57 Remix]
8. Heaven on Earth (Instrumental)
9. The Man (Instrumental)
10. The Man (Acapella)

Available from 15.07.2016
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