The Below The Heavens drop one of the realest Christmas songs of all-time
Hip-hop may have its fair share of seasonal suites — from Run DMC‘s “Christmas in Hollis” to OutKast‘s “Player’s Ball” all the way up to Run The Jewels‘ “A Christmas Fucking Miracle” — but it just gained another with Blu & Exile‘s latest transmission.
Fresh off the release of their latest project, In The Beginning: Before The Heavens, the duo returns with their contribution to Amazon’s upcoming Christmas Soul compilation, premiering the sobering, sweet and sharp “Christmas Missed Us” via XXL. Shirking sleighbells for slow-burning and slightly-swung heat, Blu recounts the copious disappointments the holiday season tends to bring and how no one should be holding out for the generosity of mythical flying fat man. Too real.
Hear Blu & Exile’s seasonal gem below via XXL. Grab the new album, In The Beginning via iTunes and scroll on for the remaining dates of their North American tour.
Nov. 12—New York City, NY—Le Poisson Rouge
Nov. 12—Philadelphia, Pa.—Johnny Brendas
Nov. 16—Durham, N.C.—Motorco
Nov. 17— Augusta, Ga.—Sly City
Nov. 18—Asheville, N.C.—The Altamonte Theatre
Nov. 20—Nashville, Tenn.—The Basement East
Nov. 21— Atlanta, Ga.—Venue 529
Nov. 22—Jacksonville, Fla.—Jack Rabbits
Nov. 24—Tampa, Fla.—Crowbar
Nov. 25—Miami, Fla.—The Ground