If 25 minutes of choice, tasteful hip-hop is what your morning needs, then Blu and Med are your humble, happy suppliers. The two West Coast MCs combined their dynamic flows and tastes for last year’s Bad Neighbor Tour, and now some of the best material from both artists back catalogs have been seamlessly sewn into a brand new mixtape. Composed by Stones Throw Records affiliate DJ Romes, Bad Neighbor Tour CD, Part 1 is a half hour-long set is a trip through old school soul samples, dusty drums, airtight claps and (of course) both artists top-tier rhyme skills. The set opens with a remix of the duo’s cut “Peroxide” and rolls on through gems like Oh No‘s “Jones’s” and the Mayer Hawthorne/Madlib collab “The Buzz.” Yes, it’s all high-end groove on this one.
Blu has kept busy lately, lending his smooth vocal talents to the likes of Ray West, Fulgeance, TOPE and more. Med has been just as productive and appeared on the horn-heavy track “Searchin” alongside J.Rocc and Axel F.
If the mix really catches your ear (and you’d like to support great, independent hip-hop) you can purchase the mixtape as a physical CD from Blu and Med right here. Listen below and enjoy the sweet true school sounds.