Blu & Nottz Make A Necksnapping Return With “Atlantis”
Los Angeles rapper Blu and Virginia producer Nottz are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming EP Titans In The Flesh, having dropped single “Atlantis” today.
Crunchy drums and punchy bass lay the foundation for a flipped doo-wop sample, creating a boom bap instrumental that’s perfect for Blu’s rhymes. “The Django with the star-spangled/My chain dangles,” the rapper confidently boasts at one point.
Titans In The Flesh serves as a follow up to Blu & Nottz’s 2013 EP, Gods In The Spirit. “With Nottz, this was one of the first projects where all the songs were written to the music,” Blu explained in an interview with Noisey about the 2013 project. “Usually sometimes I bring music to producers and we create music around lyrics or we both make shit from scratch, you know? In this situation I got all the beats and I wrote to them, so it was pretty tight. This one’s more of a creative record as opposed to like a more heavy content record. It was more based on just like creative energy, you know what I mean?”
Similar to Gods In The Spirit, Titans In The Flesh will feature seven songs. Guest appearances on the EP will include Akie Bermiss, Bishop Lamont, Definite Mass, Mickey Factz, Skyzoo, Torae and others. The EP will be released July 15.
Aside from this, Blu and Nottz have remained busy with their own solo careers: the former released Crenshaw Jezebel (a collaborative album with producer Ray West) in March of this year, as well as Bad Neighbor (a collaborative album with rapper MED and producer Madlib) in October of last year. The latter released Rawther (a collaborative EP with rapper Asher Roth and drummer Travis Barker) in February of this year.
It’s been a long three years coming but judging by “Atlantis,” the wait for Titans In The Flesh will be well worth it.